Greatly Varying CPU Strain?

    Jun 30 2008 | 9:13 pm
    Hi, so I was running a patch earlier today and it used 40-60% of my CPU's processing capabilities. Now, I run the patch and there's these random spikes to 100%. I disconnected everything that could cause that much strain on my CPU, disconnected the resonators, filters, and all synths, so that it's a single [play~] object being driven by a phasor, and I'm still at 30% CPU use with spikes to 70, 80 or 90%. What could be causing these spikes? I tried restarting MaxMSP and it's still happening. Suggestions?