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DreamScene Preview Available for Vista Ultimate Users

IDLE

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#1
if so, you get to try out Dreamscene. just update myself. seems pretty cool but uses all of my processor and explorer was over 100mb. i was told it doesnt use any resources like this but o con trair(spelling?) unless anyone else is having this issue i dnt see a point in using this all the time.
 

madmatt

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#2
Re: anyone do a vista update today?

Downloading the updates now... I will update usage on Dreamscene following...
 
#3
Re: anyone do a vista update today?

The CPU usage depends on the type of video you're using. WMV decompression is more expensive, so try to use MPEGs instead.

The last time I checked, my CPU usage was averaging around 10% with DreamScene running, which is not bad, but I don't keep it running often. Prefer to leave my CPU cycles idle for Folding@home. :)
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#5
Re: anyone do a vista update today?

if so, you get to try out Dreamscene. just update myself. seems pretty cool but uses all of my processor and explorer was over 100mb. i was told it doesnt use any resources like this but o con trair(spelling?) unless anyone else is having this issue i dnt see a point in using this all the time.
The right spelling: "au contraire" (on the contrary) ;)
 

Tweakfiend

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#9
Re: anyone do a vista update today?

4800 Dual Core processor @50% useage with Dreamscene desktop video installed..... not that impressed
 

Khayman

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#10
Re: anyone do a vista update today?

my cpu is fine, around 5-15% usuage. Mem is a bit high though, explorer.exe is running at 99MB
 

vertigo

OSNN Senior Addict
#12
well my guess is if you're PC is capable of all the bells and whistles of aero, it should be capable of this. if it does indeed use WMV (or even MPEG2), DXVA should kick in and handle most of the load normally carried by the CPU. all you need is a capable graphics card, drivers and decoder. I'm guessing most of you already have a decent directx9 graphics card, and both WMV and MPEG2 decoders are installed with the OS, so update your drivers! :)
 

madmatt

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#15
NR, this would make for one cool feature for a demo computer.

Smoke, benefits of buying/owning Ultimate. It's the way software works. You should be used to it by now. (Office Professional vs. Standard, Photoshop CS2 vs. Photoshop Elements, etc.). The more you spend the more you get.
 

Tweakfiend

OSNN Senior Addict
#16
Excellent robot dreamscene video on Matts link ... although you have to load Stardock software to adjust in Control Panel / change desktop background.
 
#18
Hmmm.. my pc uses 85% of my 1GB or RAM all the time - and DreamScene did not affect that and my CPU usage (1 core Athlon64 3000+) is at 5-15% usage. Not bad at all...
 

American Zombie

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#19
Hmmm.. my pc uses 85% of my 1GB or RAM all the time - and DreamScene did not affect that and my CPU usage (1 core Athlon64 3000+) is at 5-15% usage. Not bad at all...
Sounds kinda high to me as when I had 1GB of ram the usage in Vista was only about 40 to 45%. Now that I have 2GB it is around 20%.
 

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