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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 12:41:05 PM

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Hi.

Does anyone know why my 3D/OpenGL screen savers (e.g., ATI Tubes) get
choppy/pauses (almost frozen) overnight (4+ hours or so)? I disabled
power management and the problem still occurs. I have an ATI Radeon 9800
Pro AIW (128 MB) and Catalyst driver v5.1 in Windows XP Professional SP2
(all updates).

Thank you in advance. :) 
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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 8:19:18 PM

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ANTant@zimage.com wrote:
> Hi.
>
> Does anyone know why my 3D/OpenGL screen savers (e.g., ATI Tubes) get
> choppy/pauses (almost frozen) overnight (4+ hours or so)? I disabled
> power management and the problem still occurs. I have an ATI Radeon
> 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB) and Catalyst driver v5.1 in Windows XP
> Professional SP2 (all updates).

Memory leak somewhere? Hard drives powering down and then having to start up
again? A scheduled disk defrag? Can't say that I've noticed it myself.

Isn't Tubes DirectX? I think it is.

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 8:19:19 PM

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/mel/ <news@mel.cix.nospam.co.uk> wrote:
> ANTant@zimage.com wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > Does anyone know why my 3D/OpenGL screen savers (e.g., ATI Tubes) get
> > choppy/pauses (almost frozen) overnight (4+ hours or so)? I disabled
> > power management and the problem still occurs. I have an ATI Radeon
> > 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB) and Catalyst driver v5.1 in Windows XP
> > Professional SP2 (all updates).

> Memory leak somewhere? Hard drives powering down and then having to start up
> again? A scheduled disk defrag? Can't say that I've noticed it myself.

I just noticed my CMOS had its power management enabled. I turned it off and
let's see if it happens again later. I don't use scheduled tasks. I like to
run stuff manually.


> Isn't Tubes DirectX? I think it is.

I don't know. I downloaded it from ati.com.
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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 11:39:57 AM

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> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know why my 3D/OpenGL screen savers (e.g., ATI Tubes) get
> > > choppy/pauses (almost frozen) overnight (4+ hours or so)? I disabled
> > > power management and the problem still occurs. I have an ATI Radeon
> > > 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB) and Catalyst driver v5.1 in Windows XP
> > > Professional SP2 (all updates).

> > Memory leak somewhere? Hard drives powering down and then having to start up
> > again? A scheduled disk defrag? Can't say that I've noticed it myself.

> I just noticed my CMOS had its power management enabled. I turned it off and
> let's see if it happens again later. I don't use scheduled tasks. I like to
> run stuff manually.


> > Isn't Tubes DirectX? I think it is.

> I don't know. I downloaded it from ati.com.

Follow-up...

It doesn't seem related to power management at all. I disabled it in CMOS and
Windows. I did notice my CPU temperature was 138 degrees(F) [down to 129
degrees after a few minutes when typing this post] with 102 degrees(F) for
motherboard temperature. The room's temperature was about 73 degress(F). I
only had the screen saver running for about 2.5 hours. The video card has an
Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer (r2) [fixed my DOOM 3 dots problems]. It doesn't
seem to be a heating issue. Is it?

When the screen saver was choppy, I shook the mouse and it took like 30
seconds to bring up my Windows log on screen (password protected) to appear.
HDD wasn't trashing or anything during the wait. Rerunning the screen saver
after a few minutes showed normal speed. Oh and I upgraded the CATALYST
driver to v5.2 yesterday, but that doesn't help.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance. :) 
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