encoding videos

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fuzzydave, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. fuzzydave macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    so i have a mac book pro
    2.4, 4gig ram, 160g hdd

    when ever i try to encode video's recorded off eyetv - my cpu goes through the roof and the temp sores up to 90degrees +

    i dont want to damage my mac, so i cancel it... any idea why?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Just let it run, your Mac will be just fine. Be sure to have it in a well-ventilated place and don't obstruct any of its vents.
  3. valvehead macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008
    Are the fans speeding up? If not use SMCFancontrol to crank up the fan speeds.
  4. fuzzydave thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    yep i have my fans speeding up to 5500rpm when its about 97 degree's celcius

    is this normal?
  5. tbae12 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2008
    i do some video encoding myself and my temperatures have only reached about 82 degrees celsius max a couple of times.
    video encoding takes a lot of cpu power so if your cpu usage "goes through the roof" then a lot more heat will be generated. as long as your fans a working fine there shouldn't be any problems.

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