1. T

    Hardware Encoder only works when not plugged into my GPU???

    So ever since I've had OBS, my hardware encoder has never worked and I've updated my drivers a billion time, and tried everything, and nothings worked, so I've just been using x264. Then today I was messing around and plugged my HDMI cable into my motherboard instead of my GPU to see if the...
  2. Winter550

    Is Some Frames Missed Due To Rendering Lag Okay? (At 40% GPU Useage)

    On my OBS I got some sources like images and browser sources, and usually my GPU is at 30% usage and missing 1.1% frames due to rendering lag. Is that normal? Is there a way to get it to 0% or will it always be at some percentage? I got a RTX 2070 Super with 16GB of RAM so I am not too sure if...
  3. I

    OBS works differently on different laptops

    Hey, everyone, I have 2 laptops: A. Lenovo W540 (Intel Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz, 32GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M) B. Dell Precision 5560 (Intel Core i7-11850H @ 2.5GHz, 32GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA RTX A2000) and OBS is configured the same way on both of them...
  4. D

    High GPU while recording desktop but not on games?

    I've been noticing something really weird, i tend to record my display instead of a specific proccess, and when doing so, the 3D usage of the GPU stays at 21% and Video encoder at 60%. But then, when playing games, the video encoder goes wayy down and the 3D usage understandably goes up...
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    I am Buy New GPU (GT730LP) But Not Show In OBS App
  6. X90

    Latest OBS Producing Recordings Only Decoded by CPU?

    Hello, I have come across the strangest problem tonight while attempting to record a 4K Assetto Corsa onboard video. For some reason, every video I record with OBS on this latest version (I opened it up for the first time in a few months two weeks ago) is ONLY decoding with the CPU when opened...
  7. jstn._.

    Recommendation on whether to upgrade CPU or GPU

    My PC specs can't keep up when I play Valorant on my 240Hz monitor, and I only get 160–200 FPS when recording 1080p at 120fps. Spotify and Discord are the applications I keep running in the background. I think my recording settings are fine the way they are because I prefer the outputs not to...
  8. S

    OBS at idle loads the video card

    As it was written above, in this case OBS in idle ( JUST OPEN, WITHOUT RECORDING, STREAMS, VISUAL, etc.) loads the video card at 30-40% and when recording the load rises to 70%, before this was not so I decided to look for an answer, In all this as an encoder for recording used codec H264 on the...
  9. ale1ver

    Max Audio Buffering, Rendering Lag, GPU Encoder Overload

    Hey guys, thanks for reading, I'm new to this kind of stuff, however I have more than 20 days in a row trying to get my streams/recording in a decent way. Still I'm facing different issues. At the moment I'm getting Max Audio Buffering with rendering lag and gpu encoder overload. All my games...
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    HIGH GPU CONSUMPTION? I installed OBS version 29.1.3 but I see that as soon as I opened the program, (Do not transmit, Do not record) Only the open application consumes 20% of the GPU (at rest) at (1680mhz gpu clock) (9501mhz memory clock) at 50º degrees and the cpu stalling at 15%-10% load...
  11. K

    High GPU use on idle + Desktop Window Manager

    Running a 5800x3d + 3080ti + 32gb ram. OBS idles at anywhere from 20-30% gpu use. Desktop Window Manager (dwm) uses anywhere from 5-10% gpu when idle, but spikes to fill up whatever gpu headroom is left (100%) when playing anything using more of the gpu. GPU-Z shows that the gpu is DEFINITELY...
  12. markjay

    intel arc a750 with amd ryzen 5 3600

    Can I do Intel hardware encoding with intel arc a750 with amd ryzen 5 3600 or does it only work with Intel Core CPU? NVENC is just too unstable and so I need to consider moving away from nvidia
  13. Z

    OBS GPU Usage 30-40%

    Hi all, I know there's a few threads about similar issues but I've tried many things and not having any luck. Also wanted to upload my own log for people to check, which is here: So basically when I launch OBS, my GPU usage goes straight up to...
  14. D

    High GPU usage. Constantly sitting over 40% just at idle.

    Hey everyone, I am currently struggling to get anywhere with this OBS issue. I have tried googling and spending hours on the forums with no avail. I would be forever grateful for some guidance. My issue seems to be that the general usage for OBS seems to be very high. I am sitting at about 40%...
  15. NikePoWer

    Desktop ONLY sound delay

    Hello! I have no ide what is happening. I was streaming for 6 hours, everything was fine, I started playing CS:GO, everything was fine, when we changed map, the stream sound (only the desktop sound) was started delaying. I thought maybe the Nvidia Broadcast is the issue. I uninstalled, restarted...
  16. G

    OBS massive frame loss

    Hello! I've been streaming and after booting up Apex legends my OBS suddenly can't keep up anymore. It stutters VERY HEAVILY. My game looks totally fine, but OBS stutters down to like 10-20FPS. Apex uses 80-90% GPU which I believe is normal. OBS started using 50-60% GPU until I turned power...
  17. A

    Auslastung GPU Encodierung Streaming

    Hi OBS Forum, ich wollte mal fragen ob meine Auslastung zu hoch ist? Encodierung erfolgt wie im Titel steht über Grafikkarte. Ich bin bei ca. 25 bis 40 % und das ohne ein Spiel zu spielen. Mir ist das heute mal wieder richtig aufgefallen und ich bin mir nicht sicher ob das jetzt durch das neue...
  18. FreakyMood

    H.264 is deleted after formatting and installing drivers again.

    Before I formatted my computer, I had an "H.264" video card driver encoder. But now I only have x264 CPU encoder. It didn't fix even though I downloaded all the drivers. Windows 11 Pro 64Bit Latest version of OBS Studio.
  19. A

    Minimizing CPU/GPU workload to stream and record at the same time

    Hi There, I am looking to stream and record at the same time so I can keep the higher quality files, but also not have to double the work load. My understanding is if you mirror your stream and recording settings this is possible. I have setup mine like this, would someone mind taking a look...
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    Question: is it possible to use both GPU and CPU for recording?

    I can record at native resolution (1080p) with my gpu but i ask myself if it is possible to split the recording task between the cpu and gpu? I have a low-middle end pc so it would be helpfull. Thank you in advance.