On a fast computer - you may not see a huge difference in the momentary measurements, but what this definitely helps with is
a) Proofing against unexpected changes because of automatic updates etc…
b) Helping with situations where you’re on stage and your Windows decided to “do something” and possibly hinder your performance
Basically not only does this make things more stable, but it also provides a little bit less mutable environment which is always good when it comes to hardware that’s used on stage (at least I think so )
In that thread will be indexed all tips that are presented there and those that I find across our community. There are already two indexed - Simon’s workflow speed-up tip and a High Sierra optimization script that disables many system stuff on a Mac and therefore providing the glitch-free experience.
An interesting tip: Disable the E-Cores in the UEFI/BIOS setup (if available).
→ some tests have shown that tasks which are not in focus and run in background, such as rendering jobs, minimized windows or real-time audio tasks, could end up on the much slower E-Cores. And can lead to audio dropouts and reduced performance.
So what are “E-Cores”? Systems with hybrid-architecture CPUs are utilizing performance cores (P-Cores) and efficiency cores (E-Cores), such as the 12th Gen Intel® Core Alder Lake or newer.
Note: if such an option is not available in UEFI, as a workaround, one can set up the CPU Affinity for an app using the Task Manager or a 3rd party app, such as Process Lasso.