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Processor load question​



  • I have a 2012 MacBookPro. I made a patch which has 3 projectors and each has the ability to crossfade. Clips are mostly HD ProResLT or H264. And I have two bins of quadraphonic sound quicktime movies. The patch runs at 270 @ 30fps without problem, but I noticed the computers fans were ramping up. I looked and it was running all cores at 60%+ or so and a temp of 200+ (F). These levels happens after I've edited the patch - changing this or that or adding clips. If I close the program and reload without editing, it runs cool and at around 10% processor load. Just curious why...

    Thanks,  john


  • Tech Staff

    @jjhp3

    H264 can be cpu heavy, so that might be part of it.
    The other thing to watch, is if you open it fresh, and its running  at 10% and cool....
    does it stay that way if you let it run for a long time, or does it increase to the levels mentioned?


  • Tech Staff

    @jjhp3

    Just for your attention, especially because you use quite an old computer: https://community.troikatronix...

    Best Michel