Having run Minecraft servers at home so my daughter and I can play together, the inevitable question of “Can I play with my friends” was voiced. I didn’t want to put any of my computers on the web or, if I’m honest, open any ports on my router, so Cloud computing was the way to go.
I’d wanted to throttle Handbrake video conversion because I was worried that the system was getting too hot.
*I’m running Speedfan so it’s not so much the CPU that bothers me but the mysterious Temp2 reading that never seems to stop rising when the CPU maxes out and takes a lot longer to go down.
Turned out that the answer wasn’t with Handbrake but with Windows. I remembered that all the Power Savings options are available even if you’re not on a laptop so I set the maximum CPU speed to 48%.