I’ve dug through the forums to desperately find a way to pause and resume 20+ hour-long video processes so I can still use my computer’s resources while it’s running, and haven’t found anything or heard anything from developers on the feature that’s in the works.
I typically have my max memory usage slider set to 100% so I can process them as fast as I can overnight, but when I need to use my laptop it is almost impossible. I’m on MacOS 13.2 on an M2 Max 12-C CPU and 38-C GPU, 96GB of RAM. Given that we can’t pause a process, I’ve tried sliding that limit slider down to 50% or lower during the day, but it seems like that slider only works on processes that haven’t started yet, and don’t affect ones that are already ongoing. Is there a way to limit the GPU usage halfway through a process? I use the app “App Tamer” which can limit CPU processes, but not GPU processes, as far as I know.
There have been many similar requests and questions, and I really want to know: Are you requesting this because your computer does not function normally while processing, or you worry that it won’t?
I have to ask because I’m still able to do everything I normally would do on my computer while processing. Granted, I never upscale to larger than FHD, I keep it limited to one instance and I’m not on a Mac, but I can even play newer games while processing and don’t lose performance in them.
It might be because I have the max memory usage slider to 100% and even the activity monitor shows the entire M2 Max being used at 99%-100% the entire time, but I wasn’t able to load a lot of programs that I typically did, especially if they were GPU based instead of CPU based.
Okay thanks. That helps me understand. I did something not long ago that loaded my CPU all the way, and it made most everything unresponsive. TVAI does not do that on my system because even if I ran three instances, the HDD would become the bottleneck and leave the CPU free to do other things. I’m sure if I processed on an SSD I would have another outcome.