SR Macbook 24/7 render.

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  1. Rotary8 macrumors regular

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    Wondering if any harm will come to it if I do this. I know leaving a macbook on 24/7 is fine but, the question is if it's at 100% cpu usage for that long, how will that affect the computer?

    I currently have it in a fairly cooled room, and it's propped up slightly to allow the heat to spread out better. Also would a usb laptop cooler help?

    I can't afford to get a mac pro at the moment and this is all I have to go with for now.

    Thanks,
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    What the heck are you doing that 100% of the CPU is in use??
     
  3. Rotary8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    lots of graphics and video compression.
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    WOW and your at 100% usage?
    I suppose prolonged periods of a big load could eventually damage something.. Im not really sure tho..
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would get a laptop cooler make sure it's elevated.

    Also try not to run it in clamshell mode.
     
  6. Rotary8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, the lid is open with screen brightness off. I'll probably invest in a laptop cooler if longevity is an issue.
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Ive seen em at target for pretty cheap..
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I did HandBrake for about a week straight just keeping my MacBook open and on my desk.
     
  10. Rotary8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, i'll be doing pretty much the same thing. handbrake, visualhub, etc. lots of high def, some standard video.

    How is your MB now? I assume still in good working condition? I know macs are complete workhorses
     
  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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    running it at 24/7 @ 100% cpu won't break it anytime soon. It just pretty much means that the system won't last 10 years, it'll probably last like 3 years.
     
  12. Rotary8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems about the right time to upgrade. =P
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Working just fine even today.
     

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