Mpeg streamclip - safe to use many hours at a time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mcmac17, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Mcmac17 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if it's 'safe' for me to run mpeg streamclip converting files for pretty much 8 hours each day continuously.

    I only ask because my new mbp 17 fans died within a month and I want to be sure that there's nothing I did to contribute to it.

    I have fan control and the mbp runs at 60-ish degrees C with the fans at around 3k.This level of usage is not thrashing it too much is it?

    Cheers for any advice.
     
  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    If your fans are dead you need to have it serviced. It is fine to run it if your cooling system is working
     
  3. Mcmac17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I wasn't very clear. My fans died so they gave me a new mbp.

    I'm just checking that heavy streamclip usage didn't contribute to the death of the old one's fans because I don't want to fry the new mbp!

    I assume not - but don't want the hassle of setting up another new machine. I'm used to pc's so I don't know what a mac considers to be heavy usage? I would be surprised if this was too much for a new mbp but thought I ought to check rather than kill another one!
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    This is 2009. If your computer can't run 24 hours a day at full load for a month or more, there is something wrong with it.
     
  5. Mcmac17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reassurance. I will continue to convert movies for my ipod as fast as my mbp can cope :)
     

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