Running HandBrake all night, good to go?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JamesHume, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. JamesHume macrumors newbie

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    I plan on queuing up a few (~5) DVDs in HandBrake to encode for the night. My 2.4 GHz Penryn has never gone above 80C while encoding a single file that takes 35-40 minutes. I live in a dorm room and we crank down the thermostat to around 60-65F before we hit the hay. Although I shouldn't have to question the reliability of my $2000+ laptop, the heat (and some of the threads I read here) really irk me. Should I be fine letting it run over night?
     
  2. risottoripen macrumors newbie

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    I've been leaving mine running all day & night for the last few weeks.

    It gets hot but it's not about to melt. I don't know why people are constantly posting temps of their computers. The computer knows how hot it is so it can do something about it!!
     
  3. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I let mine run about 6 hours every night for about 2 weeks straight. It stays relatively cool for running the processor at 100% (~80C).
     
  4. risottoripen macrumors newbie

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    " plan on queuing up a few (~5) DVDs "

    By the way, how do you queue up more than one DVD? Do you have some sort of Heath Robinson DVD changer?
     
  5. JamesHume thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I meant DVD files, not actual DVDs.

    Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it.
     
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