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    When Using Animated Overlay for stream, OBS has very high cpu usage

    So when I have another source open (one without the animated overlay) at idle without doing anything, obs is usually 2%, However when I switch to the source with the animated overlay, it spikes up to 20% on idle only. I tried streaming with both sources, I had no problems nor lag when I wasn't...
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    Obs after sometime drops cpu clock and locks there

    I stream on laptop razer blade 14 2021 with ryzen 5900hx and rtx 3070 and my problem is when obs is on wheater recording or streaming sometimes cpu clock drops to 0.40 ghz and stays there till i close obs so it makes streaming basicaly impossible and i don't know what to do, i checked temps and...
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    need Hints to reduce Stress on Cpu Because of own-made Overlay

    Hi, first of all: im a Streamer since 3 months and i love it❤ now the Problem: I made my very own Overylay with GIMP and Davinci Resolve Fusion. I made some Panels with Animated Backroung and Finally a big Gameframe with an animation. I was scared how big such files can be. The Frame has a...
  4. Mastered UI John

    High CPU Usage?

    Ok so many people have a CPU Problem.When they are recording they get HIGH CPU.They tried to find many videos and support and nothing helped.I am here to help you :) So I had the same problem.While I was recording OBS Was using the 80% of my CPU.But I fixed it.And here's how to do it Well if...
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    My OBS CPU usage stays around 10% or below?

    I have a second PC for streaming and I am not sure if my CPU is doing the best it can when I've been testing. I've noticed people on other forums get a higher number on the CPU usage, why can't I? Is this bad for me? The output (on Twitch) seems to be laggy and somewhat blurry as well. Anybody...
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    Does Hardware like CPU/RAM/Motherboard affect the performance?

    Hello everybody. I have a pc with following specs: I7 920 Quad Core processor, 16 GB DDR3 Ram, and GTX1050ti 4GB. Now the problem is, that on this PC (using elgato Camlink 4K) I can only receive HD output, and that with a high latency. When switching HDMI out (on camera) to full 4K, the screen...
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    Xbox Stream stutters - GPU upgrade ok?

    My Setup now is not the best: i5-2500k | Gtx 1050ti | 16gb ddr3 RAM the thing is, because i can not spend that much, i‘m not sure what i should upgrade first. My thoughts are to upgrade the GPU first, because i use the new NVENC to stream and have room for my CPU to do the rest. The Stream...
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    Mobile Streaming

    Is the Core i5 4570 good for mobile game streaming? I have a Lenovo PC with a i5 4570 and 10 Gigs of Ram and I’m trying to stream my mobile gaming at 1080p
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    Streaming PC has single period of High CPU usage then goes back to normal

    Hello everyone, I've had this issues for awhile now and have yet to figure out the exact root of the problem. I'm running a dual PC set up with the streaming pc composed of a i5 4690k OC at 4.27 gHz and a GTX 960. I can stream for several hours without any issue, CPU usage running around...
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    Overload after approx 50% CPU usage

    MacBook Air M1 16GB BigSur 11.1 - i have to set superfast to remain < 50% CPU. FAQ: is there a way to make OBS run without overload even when more the 50% cpu are used? of course video starts stuttering when overloaded... thx! log file attached
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    HD60 Pro CPU Help

    Hi everyone, I am getting a second computer that is just for streaming. I wanted to include the HD60pro in the build and wanted to know if an i5-10400 or even an i5-9400 was a good CPU to achieve a smooth 1080p 60fps stream. The GPU that is in there currently is an HD 6670, I was told that...
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    OBS using too much CPU

    Hello I just got an issue when I loaded up my OBS, it is using at minimum of 40% CPU power without having anything and a Max of 90% when I started streaming. and it is freezing everything. I stream at 720p. ive never had it go past 25% usage when not doing anything, not even streaming. and my...
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    OBS Game Capture uses all of my CPU

    Hello, I've recently started using OBS Studio to capture Minecraft for my YouTube channel. I've encountered an issue where OBS is using about 50% of my CPU when using the game capture source, it makes Minecraft drop from 120 FPS to 10 FPS even when I'm not recording/streaming. When I use display...
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    Random CPU spikes drop frames and de-sync audio

    Hey everyone, In recent months I've encountered an issue I hope you guys can help me solve. As the title suggests, while I stream random CPU spikes (spike I determined by OBS's monitor - normally fluctuates between 5-7% but with these even reaches 20%) lasting 5-6 seconds will make my stream...
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    Very low CPU usage

    I've been trying to record some games using obs, however the video is coming out very choppy and low framerate. I think this is due to a low cpu allocation to OBS. I'm running a i5-10600k and obs is using ~6% atm. I've tryed running OBS as administrator and i've turned off windows game mode...
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    Mac CPU/GPU/memory usage that is safe enough to stream up to 2 hours?

    Hello, I'm a noob in OBS and I'm trying to stream a personal event using OBS. I'm not so sure if my mac can sustain streaming up to 2 hours. I wonder if anyone here can judge it based on specs/usage report below. Streaming setting Platform: A zoom meeting with 1080p HD, expecting more than...
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    OBS Video Stuttering and Low CPU Usage

    Specs: r7 2700x stock clock speeds & Wraith RGB cooler gtx 1080 ftw2 w/ a slight overclock (+300mhz memory, +90mhz gpu, 120% power) 2x16gb g.skill trident z @ 2133mhz (haven't gotten around to adjusting it) Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming Mobo 256gb M.2 NVME SSD 2TB 7200 rpm HDD (being recorded to)...
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    Bitrate problems please help!

    Got a quick question, I got a i5 7500 with an RX 580 with sufficient ram and such but my recordings and streams are either terrible quality or dropping frames for a whole second at times, what’s the bottleneck here? Before you immediately claim “i5 bad” it was a pretty decent quad core i5 when...
  20. corbu

    Media Source CPU load: WebM vs Uncompressed MOV

    Hey everyone, We have a lot of overlays in our OBS setup, and I'm trying to make everything as CPU-efficient as I can. I've been experimenting with the format I'm using to render things out from After Effects, and watching the effect it has on my CPU in OBS. Everything I've been reading or...