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April 12, 2013 4:07:25 AM

Hi everyone,

Just curious to know if it's bad that my CPU is going to 70%-ish load when streaming. I have the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 which have the exact same specs as the i7 3770 locked version.
April 12, 2013 4:11:07 AM

NaiS said:
Hi everyone,

Just curious to know if it's bad that my CPU is going to 70%-ish load when streaming. I have the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 which have the exact same specs as the i7 3770 locked version.


Streaming what? That CPU is a beast and few programs should be able to push it that high.
April 12, 2013 3:59:04 PM

AZCompTech said:
NaiS said:
Hi everyone,

Just curious to know if it's bad that my CPU is going to 70%-ish load when streaming. I have the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 which have the exact same specs as the i7 3770 locked version.


Streaming what? That CPU is a beast and few programs should be able to push it that high.



Starcraft 2, and i use OBS to stream
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April 12, 2013 4:09:39 PM

NaiS said:
AZCompTech said:
NaiS said:
Hi everyone,

Just curious to know if it's bad that my CPU is going to 70%-ish load when streaming. I have the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 which have the exact same specs as the i7 3770 locked version.


Streaming what? That CPU is a beast and few programs should be able to push it that high.



Starcraft 2, and i use OBS to stream


What setting are you streaming at? If you have it on high settings, this kind of CPU usuage isn't unheard of.

Can you post your log file from OBS?

The log folder can be accessed in the app via the Settings->Open Log Folder menu item. If you used the installer, you'll also have a link in your start menu folder for the application to open the log folder. You can also access the logs by typing %AppData%\OBS\logs into start/run. Make sure to close OBS before opening your log file.

Then simply paste the contents of your log, and preferrably use the "Code" button option when posting here on the forums. You can also use pastebin.com as well if you wish. Do not use file download sites, as that will make me very unlikely to view it.
April 12, 2013 4:19:22 PM

AZCompTech said:
NaiS said:
AZCompTech said:
NaiS said:
Hi everyone,

Just curious to know if it's bad that my CPU is going to 70%-ish load when streaming. I have the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 which have the exact same specs as the i7 3770 locked version.


Streaming what? That CPU is a beast and few programs should be able to push it that high.



I can type it out for you here:

Encoding:

Quality: 10 Max Bitrate: 2300 Buffer: 1000

Video:

Custom: 1920x1080
Resolustion Downscale: 1.50 (1280x720)
FPS: 60
Disable Aero on startup: Yes

Advanced:

Use Multithreaded Opt: Yes
PPC: Normal
x264 CPU Preset: fast

Use CFR & CBR: no

and thats pretty much it, i know my preset is what's making the load go up to 70% because I rely on the compression on my cpu to develop a smoother stream and it is without any pixelation when fast motion scenes. I talked to Jim about it and he said everything is fine.

Starcraft 2, and i use OBS to stream


What setting are you streaming at? If you have it on high settings, this kind of CPU usuage isn't unheard of.

Can you post your log file from OBS?

The log folder can be accessed in the app via the Settings->Open Log Folder menu item. If you used the installer, you'll also have a link in your start menu folder for the application to open the log folder. You can also access the logs by typing %AppData%\OBS\logs into start/run. Make sure to close OBS before opening your log file.

Then simply paste the contents of your log, and preferrably use the "Code" button option when posting here on the forums. You can also use pastebin.com as well if you wish. Do not use file download sites, as that will make me very unlikely to view it.


April 12, 2013 4:58:47 PM

With those settings, the load on the CPU is very normal.
April 12, 2013 5:22:12 PM

AZCompTech said:
With those settings, the load on the CPU is very normal.


ok thanks ! thats all i wanted to know
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