Sensible level ?? obviously depends on your system. I think I am set at 7ms and that fine. If you are running 5 or 6 versions of say absynth then you will push your system hard (very hard). Try the buffer/latency mate I would suggest that you just need to optimise that Let us know how you get on Tim -----Original Message----- From: Giles Fearn [mailto:Giles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 20 February 2003 10:38 To: 'fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [fruityloops] Re: CPU overloading (was: (no subject)) I am using maybe 5 or 6 plugins with less effects than you seem to be so i wondered if something is wrong in my setup. As far as latency i don't have the program in front of me so what would you suggest is a suitable level? i loaded the audiophile with the standard drivers that were in the box but and i think i'm using asio but not sure.