Question / Help Stream FPS drops Mac OBS(settings for bitrate?)

Before anyone asks, yes, I have read the forum post for Dropped Frames. I'm just not sure how I'm supposed to go about changing my settings in the attached files below. Whenever I stream on twitch, the frames freeze every three seconds making it nearly unwatchable.
I've actually tried lowering the bitrate, going as low as setting it to 2 with still no change.

Please help ASAP!
 

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Lain

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Lower the scaled resolution in video settings even more. Your mac only has two physical cores, so you might want to go all the way down to 1024x640 or less for your resolution. We'll also be adding more encoder options next version (which is almost out the door)
 

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The scaled output resolution, as well as FPS, will have a significant impact upon CPU usage. It's most likely the cause for your issues. 30 FPS is good, don't change that. However, because you're using a high resolution retina display, your scaled resolution may still be high, hence why I recommended 1024x640 (or rather, whatever is closest to that in the drop-down list). Might have to go a bit lower if things still seem high CPU, though I think you'll be fine with 1024x640. I think.
 
The scaled output resolution, as well as FPS, will have a significant impact upon CPU usage. It's most likely the cause for your issues. 30 FPS is good, don't change that. However, because you're using a high resolution retina display, your scaled resolution may still be high, hence why I recommended 1024x640 (or rather, whatever is closest to that in the drop-down list). Might have to go a bit lower if things still seem high CPU, though I think you'll be fine with 1024x640. I think.
Going to try this out later. Thanks so much for the reply!
 
The scaled output resolution, as well as FPS, will have a significant impact upon CPU usage. It's most likely the cause for your issues. 30 FPS is good, don't change that. However, because you're using a high resolution retina display, your scaled resolution may still be high, hence why I recommended 1024x640 (or rather, whatever is closest to that in the drop-down list). Might have to go a bit lower if things still seem high CPU, though I think you'll be fine with 1024x640. I think.
Should I lower/make my video bitrate any higher?
 

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It's how much data to use. How much data you're allowing the encoder to use and send off for the stream. It directly effects quality. The amount of bitrate to use depends on your video settings, FPS and scaled resolution
 
It's how much data to use. How much data you're allowing the encoder to use and send off for the stream. It directly effects quality. The amount of bitrate to use depends on your video settings, FPS and scaled resolution
Oh, alright. Do you think I'm able to raise mine without sacrificing FPS?
 

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You can raise your bitrate if you have sufficient upload to be able to raise it.
 
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