Why does encoding seem to significantly speed up after a reboot?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Siderz, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone else ever had a very long estimated time for an export, tried rebooting the computer, then found it goes at a normal speed?

    Why is this? What is accumulating that slows it down?
     
  2. winston1236 macrumors 68000

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    Because a restart clears all the RAM. To save time just open Terminal and type in "purge." It does the same thing as a restart.
     
  3. laurim macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for that tip!
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Intel Turbo Boost?

    You can view the Turbo Boost status with this utility:
    http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-power-gadget-20

    :)
     
  5. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that's the case, I have 16GB RAM and will have a decent amount of free RAM while exporting in Premiere Pro CC, then the reboot speeds it up.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Likely you have some processes running that you don't know about an the re-boot sops them. If you knew about them then you could do this manually. Have you kooks at Activity Monitor both before and after a re-boot? Look at what is running and amount of RAM used.

    I don't see a difference on my iMac but then i'm car full not to run other software while I'm transcoding video.
     

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