cpu usage

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    CPU Usage on Linux

    Hey everyone, I would like to know why OBS Studio takes more CPU Usage than on Windows. I have rebuild the one of the Scene in Linux with the same sources. On Windows while being idle (no recording or streaming) the scene takes about 0,5% and on Linux it takes about 11% of CPU Usage. OBS...
  2. Boernstain

    OBS is using ~35% of CPU after 10 min, resulting in audio problems and crash

    Hello, when I start OBS, the CPU and GPU utilization values are completely within limits. About 6% CPU utilization without stream, about 11% with stream. But after about 10 minutes of streaming, the CPU utilization goes up to 35% and sometimes 40%. Which is really weird, since I'm coding over...
  3. EnzoCast

    M1 MacBook Pro - Moving from SLOBS to OBS

    I'm running SLOBS - when I stream my CPU usage is around 45% - I have 4 scenes, with 8ish sources in the larger ones. I have had bad experiences with OBS on Mac before - freezing up mostly. I'm looking to take advantage of plug-ins though, so I'm back! The question is this - what's the best way...
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    CPU Usage spiked to 30% as my upload also de-throttles to 0 Kbps. [Game streamed: Minecraft]

    While I was streaming, I noticed that my CPU Usage throttled to around 20 to 30 percent then my Upload de-throttled to 0 Kbps This happened while my Internet connection was already ok. I am particularly concerned that Minecraft [especially with Optifine Preview 1.17 on] is the only game that's...
  5. R

    High CPU usage when using movies

    Hi I have a problem with my OBS or processor. About two days ago I discovered that when I use movies (by media source) in OBS, program's CPU usage is rising to about 20% (even without streaming), when earlier the highest percentage was about 5%. And when it comes to streaming, the stream is...
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    [HELP URGENT] OBS Studio CPU USAGE 80-90% Task Manager 40-50%

    Im gonna participate on my first Tournament on friday and I need to fix this! So my obs keeps cranking up the cpu usage, even though task manager says the opposite. I use a couple of browser sources but when its at 30-40% usage its perfectly fine, but over 80-90% its ridiculous and why does it...
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    High CPU Usage in OBS at idle after Update to version 26

    After updating to version 26 on Sunday OBS now idles around 22% CPU usage and simple tasks such as playing a video as a media source kicks it up to nearly 60% without streaming or recording.
  8. MaoOGS

    Stuttering/ lagging at certain Presets

    Hello, My issue is something I haven't seen anyone post anywhere yet. It's concerning a certain preset, just laggging/ having stutters. I am using an Elgato HD60 pro capture card and the OBS software. I am using it for streaming console games mainly and have done a few test to try things out...
  9. KucharTV

    Question / Help Streaming with GPU not working? Higher usage of CPU.

    Hey guys I have a bit problem. I have kinda crappy PC and I'am streaming couple years. So thing is lately I was using GPU to stream games such Battlefield 1 coz this game consume a lot of CPU. So it was like my CPU ussage by OBS was around 5% and GPU around 20% despites of settings. But now I...
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    Question / Help Cpu usage high (when it didn't use to be)

    I have a MSI GTX 1060 6GB, an I5-8400 and 16 gb ram, which i used to be able to record 1080p 60fps, but recently i had tyo redownload my obs and i lost my settings but i couldn't recover them. Now, no matter what low settings i use, my recordings are stuttering and low quality and my cpu usage...
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    Question / Help Skipped Frames Due to encoding

    so when ever I am streaming Rainbow six siege for example I have 5% to 10% encoding lag and I upgraded my hardware because of these issues I had an I5-8400 then I up graded to a I7-9700 thinking that would fix it but it didn't then it still says I have high encoding lag even though I am using at...
  12. K

    Question / Help OBS stutters/drops frames exactly every 10 seconds for 10 seconds. Even when not recording. Stats show no frames dropped.

    So it's pretty much EDIT to my previous post. Figured out most of the stuff (faulty video) and now I'm down to one issue. Exactly every 10 seconds obs preview/stream stutters/drops frames for exactly 10 seconds and it loops like that. - reinstall the app - update all drivers - change tons of...
  13. Akvas

    Question / Help Which is better for a low end system?

    Most of my footage is from CS:GO and sometimes i see the warning that the encoding is overloaded so I came up with a question. Is recording at a higher resolution less demanding than scaling to a lower resolution while recording? At the moment I set the Canvas to 1920x1080 but the Output...
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    Question / Help stream and record simultaneously (with GPU instead of CPU)

    Hello everyone, I downloaded OBS to stream computer games on Twitch-TV, but I also want to capture everything from source to original quality. My PC is not a high-end gaming PC but rather weak. If someone needs information about my hardware or software I would like to provide it. Basically...
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    Question / Help OBS + NDI causing 50% cpu and gpu usage when idle

    Before I even start let me say that I have spent the last week googling and questioning to solve this issue and have yet had a single question answered correctly. Before this week everything in the setup worked perfectly fine. Setup Gaming PC intel I7 7700k MSI gtx 1060 6gb Current version of...
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    Question / Help CPU stuck at 99%/100% immediately as I start streaming games.

    Hi all, As stated in the title, my CPU flies right up to 100% once I start streaming, I haven't streamed in a while and I remember that it used to work fine but since then I have had to update to the newer version of OBS and I have gained an extra monitor since. (I am running 4 monitors). My...
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    Question / Help Nvenc encoder

    Right now my cpu usage goes to 50% or more and drops frames when on 60fps would using the NVENC encoder help use less cpu and make it so I can record at 60 FPS using the nvidia gt 710?
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    Question / Help High cpu usage when using elgato sence

    Hello, i have this specs elgato: elgato hd60s gaming pc: gpu: rtx 2060 cpu: i7-8700k - oc 4.4 ram: 16 streaming pc: gpu: 1060 3gb cpu: i7-4790 - oc 4.4 ram: 8 obs settings: Twitch: Output: x264 1080p60 bitrate: 5000/6000 use custom buffer size: uncheck keyframe: 2 cpu usage preset...
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    Question / Help Ryzen 7 2700x at 100% usage while streaming at 1080/60fps

    Hey dear OBS users, my new CPU gives me Headaches. I bought a Ryzen 7 2700x together with the asus prime x470-pro mainboard to get a better performance while streaming. The Problem is streaming in 1080/60fps is not possible even in 720/60fps the cpu is on the limits. I also put the log file...
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    Question / Help VLC source vs Browser (VLC use to much CPU in my opinion)

    Hey there, I ran into a problem lately where i had to clean up some scenes to save more cpu. First of all the Comparison i do is without streaming. Just an open OBS with a scene. Specs: - Intel i7 6700k in Boost mode from Motherboard - MSI ATI geforce 1080 - 32GB Ram DDR4 OBS 64Bit: -...