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Thread: Problem with a screensaver




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    Default Problem with a screensaver

    I have a fish aquarium screensaver which is really cool...anyways it has worked perfectly in the past but lately it gets cut short. It'll run steady for about 2 minutes then all of a sudden, crash to the desktop. I know the program is legit so I'm thinking it might be a virus causing this. Anyone else have a similar problem before? What should I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Problem with a screensaver

    Screen Savers don't "crash," they are brought back to windows by a movement of a mouse, and the thing is sensitive, even a little nudge on a table sufficient to move the mouse causes the SS to disappear.

    P.S: I have bad experiences with "free" screensavers, and just ended up wrecking my OS wth tons of spyware, so be careful.

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    Default Re: Problem with a screensaver

    Quote Originally Posted by Aguiluz View Post
    Screen Savers don't "crash," they are brought back to windows by a movement of a mouse, and the thing is sensitive, even a little nudge on a table sufficient to move the mouse causes the SS to disappear.
    Actually, the Aquarium screensaver is more of a program that acts like a screensaver and it is a decent test for cooling of a processor since it uses a good deal of processing power, so don't be so quick to judge a problem please.

    mik9ster - Have you tried uninstalling it and doing a reinstall of the utility? Also try running a temperature monitor in the background and see if your processor is getting too hot. I've played with that screensaver program a bit in the past and don't recall if it has its own monitoring settings that might cause the SS to stop if the processor gets too hot.
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    Default Re: Problem with a screensaver

    Ooops, I thought it was that Screen Saver i found at an advert a few years ago. Caused my Comp to crash up and lag.

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    Default Re: Problem with a screensaver

    check for dirt in your fans/heatsinks - since its a cpu hog, if you fans have a buildup of dust it'll cause crashes

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