CPU utilization

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by Rusty257, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    anyone have thoughts on what it does to a CPU running @ 90% for 6 hours straight? I usually buy about 2-3 movies a week when they come out. rip then convert them for storage on an external drive for playback on a 360. a normal DVD rip varies from 60-90% typically at about 75-80% (2-3 hours). Since testing out a few of my HD DVDs it is more like 70-100% and usually hovers around 85-90% (4-6 hours) during recode. again i only get a few movies a week so it is not everyday. Am i shortening the life of that CPU? It is in a nice cool basement, ventilated and usually at about 60 degrees.
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of variables in your question.
    Many factors come into play such as what CPU you are using and on what Motherboard-amount and type of physical RAM-Power Supply-case ventilation as well as others.
    Have you done any Temperature monitoring during the high CPU usage?
    Intel CPU's will "throttle" back to protect themselves when usage/temps exceed a set parameter.
    basically, a PC in a 60F Ambient environment, should be OK.