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Sadly I think you’ve hit the limits of this system ;-{
Ruby on Rails can be very CPU intensive when you are working on larger projects. One of the issues I’ve seen with the newer 2016 onward systems is the power draw can outstrip what the battery and charger combined can supply!
As wacky as this sounds! Cooling your system by running it in a freezer can allow the system to crunch away faster so the run time of the job is shorter! As it runs for a shorter duration the power requirement is less!
For background here, I support a few heavy video/music artist who bought the 2016/17 systems having similar issues when they render their videos and process their music compositions. When they encountering problems we tried a few different ideas none panned out!
Then I caught this vid [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8J125s4cg&t=234s|David Lee - MacBook Pro 15 (2018) - Beware the Core i9 review] it clicked! The solution is cooling the system down when rendering! So two of my video guys gave it a try and magic! The rendering jobs completed before the power ran out.
While this is a workaround it clearly shows the limits of Intels CPU’s as well as Apple not sizing both their systems cooling and power solutions to meet what a pro would be asking of their systems.
-At this point putting in a fresh battery may buy you the needed power to stabilize your systems needs [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Touch+Bar+Late+2016+Battery+Replacement/124522]. You may want to also look at getting a more powerful system as well.
+At this point putting in a fresh battery may buy you the needed power to stabilize your systems needs [guide|124522]. You may want to also look at getting a more powerful system as well.
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+=== Update (10/03/2020) ===
+Capturing Activity Monitor:
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Sadly I think you’ve hit the limits of this system ;-{
Ruby on Rails can be very CPU intensive when you are working on larger projects. One of the issues I’ve seen with the newer 2016 onward systems is the power draw can outstrip what the battery and charger combined can supply!
As wacky as this sounds! Cooling your system by running it in a freezer can allow the system to crunch away faster so the run time of the job is shorter! As it runs for a shorter duration the power requirement is less!
For background here, I support a few heavy video/music artist who bought the 2016/17 systems having similar issues when they render their videos and process their music compositions. When they encountering problems we tried a few different ideas none panned out!
Then I caught this vid [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8J125s4cg&t=234s|David Lee - MacBook Pro 15 (2018) - Beware the Core i9 review] it clicked! The solution is cooling the system down when rendering! So two of my video guys gave it a try and magic! The rendering jobs completed before the power ran out.
While this is a workaround it clearly shows the limits of Intels CPU’s as well as Apple not sizing both their systems cooling and power solutions to meet what a pro would be asking of their systems.
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+At this point putting in a fresh battery may buy you the needed power to stabilize your systems needs [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Touch+Bar+Late+2016+Battery+Replacement/124522]. You may want to also look at getting a more powerful system as well.

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Sadly I think you’ve hit the limits of this system ;-{

Ruby on Rails can be very CPU intensive when you are working on larger projects. One of the issues I’ve seen with the newer 2016 onward systems is the power draw can outstrip what the battery and charger combined can supply!

As wacky as this sounds! Cooling your system by running it in a freezer can allow the system to crunch away faster so the run time of the job is shorter! As it runs for a shorter duration the power requirement is less!

For background here, I support a few heavy video/music artist who bought the 2016/17 systems having similar issues when they render their videos and process their music compositions. When they encountering problems we tried a few different ideas none panned out!

Then I caught this vid [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8J125s4cg&t=234s|David Lee - MacBook Pro 15 (2018) - Beware the Core i9 review] it clicked! The solution is cooling the system down when rendering! So two of my video guys gave it a try and magic! The rendering jobs completed before the power ran out.

While this is a workaround it clearly shows the limits of Intels CPU’s as well as Apple not sizing both their systems cooling and power solutions to meet what a pro would be asking of their systems.

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