Screensaver 3d

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by aphexking58, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. aphexking58

    aphexking58 Guest

    Hi,

    When I click on 'Display Properties' the computer is fine. If I click
    on any 3d screensaver. It crashes my computer.

    Why is this, can any one help me please.

    Thank you

    Richard.

    I have windows xp service pack 1 on my computer.
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    do you get the blue screen?and what does it say?
     
  3. aphexking58

    aphexking58 Guest

    No blue screen. My computer just freezes and it takes ages for it to sort it self out. Most of time i have to turn computer off.
     
  4. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I have the same problem but only with the XP Plus screensavers:(
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I have the same problem but only with the XP Plus screensavers:(I
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I have the same problem but only with the XP Plus screensavers.I just get the program not responding message :(
     
  7. Are you running the Seti client program in the systray? That is, is it set to process data always, even when the screen saver isn't running?
     
  8. aphexking58

    aphexking58 Guest

    Yes, I have seti running all the time, but not as screensaver.

    I use windows xp as screensaver.
     
  9. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Sorry about all the posts.Don't know what happened there?????????????????
     
  10. I've contacted Seti @home about this in the past and got no response from them. Thier client program uses ALL unused CPU cycles available and releases only what is needed by other programs. But if the other program is a 3D screensaver, the client doesn't release CPU cycles and the two programs lockup.

    In short, if you are going to use a 3D screen saver, you can't run Seti@home. The exception are the excellent screen savers found at http://www.reallyslick.com/ which are really cool and free.
     
  11. aphexking58

    aphexking58 Guest

    Thank you all for your help