Ok, I have no idea if this is related to Renoise 2.6b1 or just if it’s my comp in general. I’m using a small Sony Vaio (can’t remember the exact model but it’s the small ones so it doesn’t have much CPU power to speak of. My track consisted of an mp3 with autoseek on in one channel and me hammering away using a VSTi that made my CPU useage go up to 70%, so it was featuring clipping noises and nastiness that was only showing at >50% CPU levels. Anyway, my comp started making really nasty sounds after a while, so I tried playing an mp3 in windows media player and it was just really broken. Restarting my machine was a total failure and a reformat was needed to get it all back.
I just thought I’d throw this one out there, I’ve used 2.5 with heavy VSTi’s before and usually Renoise just stops and says ‘wtf are you up to?’ and stops. I can’t remember if the level where 2.5 usually stops and complains was hit in 2.6b1 though. I’m naturally a bit scared of trying the same with b2 but we’ll see haha.
Yeah I think you guys are right… thanks for pointing that out, I need to be more careful in the future. And I wasn’t using b2 cause I don’t check in every day But it probably would’ve happened on b2 anyway.
I have /had exactly the same problem .
It started 2 years ago ( intel centrino 1.8 ghz =comparable to a 2.8 ghz cpu ) after a couple hours of use the cpu ran at half speed ( speedstepping was turned off ) due to a lot of dust inside the computer , cleaned out the dust with a vacuumcleaner and it behaved as new again , that was 2 years ago .
Now anno 2010 I have the same problem after 15 minutes of use the cpu speed halves , but this time the power supply gets so hot the whole laptop freezes …cleaned out all the dust to no avail …it’s a common problem with a lot of vaios ,