Rendering Anxiety From the 90s Can I multitask At Same Time?

May 4, 2018
I have these memories of using render and cd burning software in the 90s and If I used the computer for anything else while it was rendering, even to the point where I let a screen saver activate, It could cause errors and artifacts in the final product.

Even to this day I feel a little weird doing other stuff while something is rendering.

I think it's because the 90s was a time when computers still had a hard time with audio and obviously video software.

Is there any reason to worry about browsing the web while encoding/rendering this day and age? Could you even play a 3d game at the same time now?


[H]ipster Replacement
Sep 29, 2001
I haven't done any 3D rendering in almost 2 decades so I can't answer that but rendering/encoding in Premiere Pro and Handbrake have no issues when I browse the web or do other stuff on the machine.
Can't game on the systems since the CPU's are usually pegged at 100% but the computer is still usable web browsing and watching videos.

You can burn discs and use the machine as well with no issues.


Limp Gawd
Dec 14, 2018
I just went and bought bigger Hard Drives so I don't have to use HandBrake anymore cause of the Anxiety!

lol j/k

No anxiety with my new system. You should be fine like Zepher said as long as you don't want to do anything else CPU intensive.