Is this normal when rendering a video?

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Hi,
I have a PC with Windows 10-64bit which has 16 GB RAM and an AMD FX 6300 Six Core Processor wiht 3.5 GHz. However, when rendering a video my system becomes incredibly slow (even browsing the internet is a pain, sometimes when writing the cursor lags) and Camtasia 9 needs 80-100% of my processor's capacity. The processor gets hot and I constantly get warning messages because of this. 

So my question is: Is this normal or what can I do about this?
Regards
birgit
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Joe Morgan

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For myself, I have a very strong computer built for video editing.
I can surf the without a problem when rendering a video.
Camtasia pretty much uses all of my processing power while rendering as well.

Any program that is tapping into most of your processing power. Will bring the rest of the system to it's knees during that time.

In my opinion, you should still be able to surf the web while rendering.
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No, that is NOT normal.
You have what you need to do the job, plus browse and do whatever else you need.
My laptop has only 8GB ram, shared graphics, and I just installed an i7 processor.
Before the CPU upgrade, I had an i5, and could still do whatever I needed to do while rendering.

Did your computer come with Windows 10 pre-installed?
If not.
Did you do an upgrade?
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Fred, thank you very much for your answer and your encouragement. So I think I will try and contact the Techsmith support. 
Best regards
Birgit
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Your welcome jester1966de and let us know what you find out from Support and post it back here please. It is nice to see the questions, responses and feed back from other users. It helps everyone who may or may not be having the same problems/issues and makes this a great and better community.

Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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Just a quick side note, the CPU shouldn't be overheating.Maybe the cooling fan is malfunctioning and the overheating is causing the problems.A hot CPU will not function correctly.
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Hey, Joe.
You are right, it was a bit misleading.

Browsing, working in Microsoft word, Photoshop (Creating my thumbnails for YouTube)
Stuff like that, I could do with the i5 and still do with the i7.
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I should have read his post more carefully to begin with.

I looked right past the fact that his CPU was overheating.

My guess is the cooling system may have had issues for a while and now. Cranking up the CPU to render videos has gotten it to overheat and caused everything else to go wonky as well.

If you see this jester1966de Get that overheating under control in a hurry.
You can fry the processor and/or motherboard and related components rather quickly if you don't get rid of that heat.

Regards,Joe 
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Thank you very much, all of you! By now I had my computer cleaned and changed the fan. I also changed the HD to an SSD and made a clean installation of Windows 10. Now everything is running smoothly, except for the fact that while rendering the CPU is used for more than 70 to 80 per cent.
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While Rendering, it is always going to eat up your CPU and Memory.
It has to utilize as much as allowed, to get the job completed.

Basically.
If you are doing anything while rendering, make certain it is not a load on the system, or you will get slowed down a LOT.

Good Luck
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Thanks a lot wayne! :)
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You can free up one (or more) of your CPUs/cores via Windows affinity option.

By doing so, you can control which cores any process is permitted to utilize.  By default, Camtasia's rendering will use all of your cores.  But if that is causing delays with some other processing, then use taskmgr.exe to exclude one or more CPUs from Camtasia's rendering.

This will, of course, slow down your rendering.
So it is a matter of time vs. usability.  If you do not mind the rendering taking longer, then this should help.

By the way, the affinity option is available, via taskmgr.exe, by way of right-clicking on the CPU hungry process in task manager's "Processes" tab.  That will display a listing, where one of the items is "Set Affinity".

You could, instead, change the CPU hungry process to a lower priority (found on the same listing in task manager).  This might be better, because it will still allow Camtasia's rendering to use all of your cores, yet will yield CPU cycles to other processes, as needed.

So a test, using the above steps, will allow you to see what gives you the best results.

The above is based on a Windows 7 OS.
I suspect that other Windows OS's will be similar.