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How long is safe to run Handbrake? [CPU goes nuts while encoding]

General questions or discussion about HandBrake, Video and/or audio transcoding, trends etc.
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bestwinner
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How long is safe to run Handbrake? [CPU goes nuts while encoding]

Post by bestwinner » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Hey. I builded a computer few months back, everything is normal but when i use HandBrake, example my CPU goes nuts. Normally i have it on 40-50c but when i'm converting a file it goes to 80-82.
Here is screenshot about my temperatures when i'm converting a file:
https://gyazo.com/28f653b53cda71669b2d3615da2c69e5
Like you can see, example CPU is at 80, while normally it is on 40-50.

So my question is how long in a day its safe to run handbrake ? Cuz i dont want my computer to go broken u know :)

My temperatures when i'm not using handbrake:
https://gyazo.com/e7ca54b6c4d4a7f6e5e6f8c5489d6306

mduell
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Re: How long is safe to run Handbrake? [CPU goes nuts while encoding]

Post by mduell » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 pm

Video encoding is computationally intensive. 80C is fine. If you have any stability related issues, you likely have inadequate cooling or power.

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Re: How long is safe to run Handbrake? [CPU goes nuts while encoding]

Post by Woodstock » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm

Adequate cooling is key. It is possible to run 100% continuously and keep temperatures under 60C... it just takes a really good CPU cooler, and getting the hot air away from the cooler. If you're using the "stock" manufacturer's cooler, getting hot air out of the case is especially important.

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Re: How long is safe to run Handbrake? [CPU goes nuts while encoding]

Post by DrXenos » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:46 pm

I've run handbrake for several days at a stretch without issue. My CPU temps never exceed the low 50s.

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