Very high working load vs life

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Illusion986, Jan 30, 2010.

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High CPU usage for extended period of time damages computer.

  1. It will shorted iMac's life significantly. STOP!!!

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  2. It will shorted iMac's life but NOT significantly. Precede with caution!

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  3. It will not have negative effect. Go ahead!

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  4. Have no idea. But good luck!

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  1. Illusion986 macrumors 6502

    Illusion986

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    I have a 2.93Ghz core 2 duo iMac, and i was wondering does high CPU usage for long periods of time somehow damage it? I need to convert a lot of my large video file footage and sometimes it takes up to 18 hours at a time to covert, during that time CPU is at around 100% usage while temperature stays between 149-153F. So in a long run if i keep working my mac like that will it cut its life significantly or not?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    My Late 2007 MacBook is still alive and well after handling 2 weeks of Handbrake.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, it's designed to be used. Your temps are fine. I'm at 144F right now, and I'm not doing anything but listening to iTunes and surfing the web.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it will be fine, you could run it 100% for as long as you want with no issues really

    besides, isnt that why you bought the computer? to do those sorts of tasks?

    edit: i first thought this was about work and social life lol....was gonna provide allllllll sorts of insights
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    just remember to change the oil at the recommended intervals and you'll be fine.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    My 2 aluminum iMacs have been running games for over 2 years now and are still going. Some gaming sessions lasted for 12 hours per day for 2 or 3 days at a go and the iMacs were running very hot by the end of the day. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. Illusion986 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Illusion986

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    This forum is amazingly fast! LOL well it doesn't really shorten my social life as i just leave the iMac do its thing :) . Back on the subject.. i'm glad to see that this shouldn't be an issue, i will just keep an eye on temperature in case vents get blocked or fan dies for some reason.
     
  8. Illusion986 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Illusion986

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    Good to know :)
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    By the way,

    shorten = vt. cause to be shorter
    shorted = a few different meanings, mostly colloquial, and none synonymous with shorten

    proceed = vti. continue
    precede = vt. occur prior to
     

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