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Dim2400 / slow to wake from screensaver

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Anonymous
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September 7, 2005 2:30:53 AM

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This is a slight enigma to me, as I have *all* power saving options
switched OFF except for powering down the monitor after an hour, and
there`s a standard opengl screensaver running after about 40 minutes.

The machine can take 20-30 seconds to bring back a normal looking
desktop upon resuming / wiggling the mouse once the screensaver /
monitor powered down has kicked in - this also affects use of the
machine for that period with it being even more sluggish than usual.

It only has the stock 256Mb of RAM, but it seems a little anti-intuitive
that it should take so long to "come back" and refresh the desktop
(often having to redraw the icons from "blank").

Any suggestions ? (apart from maybe just changing the screensaver to
"blank screen")

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2005 2:54:04 AM

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Colin Wilson <void@btinternet.com> writes:
>It only has the stock 256Mb of RAM, but it seems a little anti-intuitive
>that it should take so long to "come back" and refresh the desktop
>(often having to redraw the icons from "blank").
>Any suggestions ? (apart from maybe just changing the screensaver to
>"blank screen")

The on board graphics uses main system ram. The screensaver is probably
using up a lot of ram and windows is paging out other things.

I'd definetly use a lower resolution screen saver but you should also look
into some more ram.

Later

Mark Hittinger
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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2005 9:30:22 AM

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"Mark Hittinger" <bugs@pu.net> wrote in message
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> Colin Wilson <void@btinternet.com> writes:
>>It only has the stock 256Mb of RAM, but it seems a little anti-intuitive
>>that it should take so long to "come back" and refresh the desktop
>>(often having to redraw the icons from "blank").
>>Any suggestions ? (apart from maybe just changing the screensaver to
>>"blank screen")
>
> The on board graphics uses main system ram. The screensaver is probably
> using up a lot of ram and windows is paging out other things.
>
> I'd definetly use a lower resolution screen saver but you should also look
> into some more ram.
>
> Later
>
> Mark Hittinger
> bugs@pu.net



Could also be that the monitor itself is slowly going bad. Many CRTs will
typically do that over a period of time, waking more slowly with age.


Stew
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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
September 8, 2005 12:04:41 AM

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> Could also be that the monitor itself is slowly going bad. Many CRTs will
> typically do that over a period of time, waking more slowly with age.

The monitor itself is OK - it was the PC itself taking time to
"recover" from the screensaver that had me confused.

Thanks for the reply :-)

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Anonymous
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September 8, 2005 12:29:37 AM

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"Colin Wilson" <void@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>> Could also be that the monitor itself is slowly going bad. Many CRTs
>> will
>> typically do that over a period of time, waking more slowly with age.
>
> The monitor itself is OK - it was the PC itself taking time to
> "recover" from the screensaver that had me confused.
>
> Thanks for the reply :-)
>
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Could have to do with the fact that the onboard video has some limitations.
For example, my 2400 will NOT work with my Home Theater software.

Tom
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