Power Settings

  STEVE71163 18:29 26 Feb 2003

I installed the coral screensaver two days ago and would like to keep it as my screensaver. Unfortunately it raises my computer temperature by about 9c (From 48 to 57c) so i do not really want it on longer than about 15 minutes. In Power settings i have set the monitor to turn off after 30 minutes and also the hard disc and also got it to go into system standby after 30 minutes. Does this mean the computer will start cooling down after 30 minutes?

Many Thanks

  Djohn 18:39 26 Feb 2003

Yes! :o)

  STEVE71163 21:19 26 Feb 2003

Thanks for replying Djohn. I set the power settings as i said and it has made no difference. If you go back to the computer 2 hours later and move the mouse to get to the desktop the temperature shows 60c. Yet if i change the screensaver to something else it goes down to about 50c. I cant understand it because if the monitor and hard disc are off how can the temperature stay so high?

  DieSse 21:29 26 Feb 2003

If the screensaver is still running in the system - makes no difference to the work the CPU is doing whether you can see it on the monitor, or whether the HDD is running - the CPU is still working hard.

  STEVE71163 21:35 26 Feb 2003

Thanks DieSse. Is their any way of stopping it working in the background after a certain time apart from changing the screensaver?

  woodchip 21:52 26 Feb 2003

no the screen saver is still active even when monitor is switched off

  woodchip 21:53 26 Feb 2003

PS I cannot see the point of a screen saver if the monitor is switched off, or powers down.

  STEVE71163 06:30 27 Feb 2003

Thanks for the replys. I think i will change the screensaver back to something else as i dont really want my pc getting to hot.

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