encoding videos

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

  1. fuzzydave macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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

    is this normal?
     
  5. tbae12 macrumors member

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    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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