Can intensive video encoding exhausts mac cpu?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by augustou, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. augustou macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2013

    I'm downloading some bluray ISO to encode to m4v videos. I intend to encode using Handbrake in my Macbook Pro (2012). I bought a stand to keep it ventilated so doesn't get too hot. I really want to keep this mac for at least few years so I don't want to wears the cpu/processor out quickly.

    Does intensive video encoding makes mac wear out or is it just overstatement?

    PS: I'm new in the forum, so if I posted anything already discussed or in wrong place, please correct me. :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need to worry about it, as your Mac is designed to handle such tasks with ease. Just use it and don't fear that you're going to damage it by doing things it was designed to do.
  3. Buckaye macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Agreed - as long as you are staying within the norms of the temps you should be fine... you're doing the right thing making sure the unit is in the best position for ventilation (putting it on your bed would be a bad idea :) But the computer can easily withstand what you are asking of it.

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