Max 6 eats 25% cpu before loading anything

    Mar 19 2012 | 3:06 pm
    I load max 6, it sits there eating a whole core doing nothing. I have trashed my prefs. What gives with this?
    Windows xp sp3, quadcore intel core 2 2.4ghz, motu 828 (haven't even got dsp turned on tho)
    Is this something to do with the sqlite engine repopulating the browser, if so how long do I have to wait before it finishes, it's intefering with my DAW software with its CPU spikes (I use max mainly in the background as an editor for midi synths).
    This is with no patch loaded.

    • Mar 19 2012 | 9:46 pm
      Y U XP
    • Mar 19 2012 | 11:38 pm
      yes it is the sql thing, but it gets back to normal after a while. why should somebody else tell you how long you have to wait?, just watch your cpu meter and see how long it takes.
    • Mar 19 2012 | 11:56 pm
      @ehdyn cheers for your insightful and helpful comments, perhaps I'd rather make music than spend a week reinstalling my still perfectly functional OS.
      @11 olsen what's with the 'tude dude? I let it sit their half an hour and got bored and thought potentially some other friendly soul might have experienced the same problem.
    • Mar 20 2012 | 12:09 am
      didn't know that it is half an hour, that seem not to be normal, for me it was disappearing after 20-30sec. didn't meant to be rude.. O.
    • Mar 20 2012 | 1:49 am
      Please send an email to support at cycling seventy four dot com with your OS, computer model, and version of Max installed. Also, please include whether or not this is a clean factory install.
      You can also install DbgView (, start it, then start up Max, and send along the the log generated.
      Thanks, -Ben
    • Mar 20 2012 | 7:34 am
      :) I dont think the newest version of max is going to run well on a several generations old version of the OS-thats all I was alluding to..and yes I agree, upgrading shit sucks!
    • Mar 20 2012 | 11:49 am
      @11olsen, ehdyn No worries, but while XP is still listed on the supported OS I'm not budging till I absolutely have to.
      Cheers Ben I've started a ticket.