High CPU Load

Bioshox

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Original poster
Jan 13, 2012
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Hey all

Just wondering, when using Handbrake my CPU load goes up to around 80-90% I have a 2011 iMac...

Is it bad for a Mac to have a high CPU load? Will it damage it or reduce it's lifespan?

I have some heavy CPU load-activities I want to carry out, but don't want to run the risk of damaging the hardware.

Thanks.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Just wondering, when using Handbrake my CPU load goes up to around 80-90% I have a 2011 iMac...

Is it bad for a Mac to have a high CPU load? Will it damage it or reduce it's lifespan?

I have some heavy CPU load-activities I want to carry out, but don't want to run the risk of damaging the hardware.
No, it won't harm it, as that's what they're designed to do. It's unlikely you'll be running with that level of demand most of the time, anyway.
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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Periods of heavy use are more likely to help diagnose a problem than create one, so if you start experiencing crashes or anything like that, take it in while it's still under warranty.
 

gnasher729

macrumors P6
Nov 25, 2005
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Hey all

Just wondering, when using Handbrake my CPU load goes up to around 80-90% I have a 2011 iMac...

Is it bad for a Mac to have a high CPU load? Will it damage it or reduce it's lifespan?

I have some heavy CPU load-activities I want to carry out, but don't want to run the risk of damaging the hardware.
It's a dual core processor (or possibly a quad core processor). It is designed to run both cores (or all four cores) at full tilt for unlimited amount of time.
 
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