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Why are my videos encoding at a snails pace?
Date: 8/10/2015
Tags: hardware
I'm currently rendering out composites for a music video and it's crawling along. Vegas is taking 40+ minutes for a 8 minute 1080p video? That doesn't sound right. My CPU is a i5-3570K and the machine has 16GiB of RAM (5 in use right now). So I started looking at the CPU to see if it's running OK. First stop CPU-Z:



2ghz? What? Where is my 3.8ghz the CPU is capable of? Hmpf. Well better check the temps then.



Oh... oh dear. Well... I er... guess I need to replace that stock cooler then huh. Off the shops, will update with results.

Edit: So I cleaned out the fan, it was clogged with dust. Reapplied thermal grease and reinstalled the heatsink/fan. I think it might've come loose and not have been making proper contact with the CPU?

In any case:



At least now I'm getting decent speed. The render time is down to 21 minutes or so. I wonder if I can overclock with a decent cooler?
 
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