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SG studio or Superrack: Multiple plugins pinned - fan starts to blow

When I pin four instances of e.g. the PSE plugin so I can see their meters all the time then the fan of my macbook pro (2015, Core-i7 with 16 GB RAM) is starting to run at 100%. Closing the GUIs of the plugins revert the fan noise to almost non hearable.

Activiy monitor doesn’t seem so worried, although SG studio or Superrack (either of them) is the most active task obviously. No other stuff running. I reduced the session so there are only these four plugins in the project, and they are running on an SG server, not native.

I am a little bit surprised: is this considered “normal” ? I would have hoped I could use a second monitor to see all important plugins all the time, similar to an FX rack in analog days.

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This is a bit odd, but it could be that the fans are trying to keep the graphics card cooled as it keeps processing the changes of level. really though, I don’t think it would be that much work. It’s not like you’re trying to process a 3D graphic scene or anything.

This were also my thoughts, but I can repeat it reliably.
I wanted to try this on some other machines but I did not find the time to try it out yet.
Maybe worth to mention the macbook has only integrated graphics, but I mainly use it for audio so I considered this not important when buying.

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