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Windows 7: Laggy Bubble Screensaver

28 Jul 2009   #1
monstereater123

Windows 7
 
 
Laggy Bubble Screensaver

First, here are my system specs:

MSI P6N SLI Platinum Motherboard

2 7600 Gt's (SLI)

2 Gigs Twinx DDR2 800 Corssair RAM

2 160 Gig Western Digital Hard Disks (Raid 0)

E4300 Core 2 Duo Oc'd to 3.0 Ghz

Diamond Multimedia XS 7.1 Surround Sound Card

I was forced to Reformat and Reinstall Windows 7, after that my Bubbles Screen saver became very slow and laggy, which it had not done this before. My Bubbles screen saver looked very nice before ... and now it is choppy and slow. I checked my graphics settings and my monitor's resolution and refresh rates and every thing looks fine .... Any Ideas??


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30 Aug 2009   #2
BurkettC

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Bubbles & Ribbons slow/choppy for me too...

I am on 7 RTM. The ribbons/bubbles are slow/choppy when they come on by themselves. If I preview them, they're fine.

My setup is:

q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
6GB Ram
3x9800GTX+ (not actively bridged)
6 Monitors (2 per card)

I could try dropping down to one in 3xSLI mode, just for grins, but the preview works great, so I am inclined to believe it is some thread scheduler issue, or basically, priority when kicked off by the timer instead of me.

Also, when I have all 6 monitors active, I get "Windows has detected slow performance" during wallpaper changes. I turned that off so I just don't SEE it anymore, but interesting that I get it at all.

9800GTX+ aren't kick-butt cards anymore, but they handled Vista's Aero just fine (but Media Player wouldn't play when I had 5+ active).

- Colby
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30 Aug 2009   #3
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

monstereater123, you can fill out you specs in the profile management pages so you wont have to post them all the time. Anyways I have a similiar processor and mine works fine. What programs do you have that would run constantly in the background? What's running in the background is often a cause of lag issues with anything.

wow my text is really big for some reason. I'll leave it like this though
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31 Aug 2009   #4
BurkettC

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Found the trouble for me: my monstrous desktop has an oddball, compound issue:

Single monitor (SLI or not): Set the 'On resume, display logon screen' checkbox and the bubbles/ribbons slow down a little (acceptably fast still).

Six monitors active: Set the 'On resume, display logon screen' checkbox and the bubbles/ribbons slow down to a crawl.

Single or Multiple: Uncheck 'On resume, display logon screen' and the bubbles/ribbons are speed demons.

On my Dell D820 w/3.25GB Ram and Geforce Go 7400 (NVS120m) w/256MB & 1680x1050 display:

Set the 'On resume, display logon screen' checkbox and the bubbles/ribbons slow down a little (acceptably fast still). But bubbles are always a LITTLE choppy... just a slow mobile by today's standards.

So how about anyone else? Care to test this to see if you can tell the diff between checked and unchecked?

- Colby
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31 Aug 2009   #5
BurkettC

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Well, it goes deeper! For grins, I decided to uncheck that 'On resume, display logon screen' box, set the screensaver to come on in 1 minute, applied it (duh), then immediately hit 'Windows-L' to lock the machine. About one minute later, the bubbles popped up and they were crawling (6 monitors enabled of course). Do it again without locking the screen in any way and they fly.

So what gives here? Anyone seeing this or do they not care about locking? In a way, I don't really give a rip because they're all sleeping after 30 minutes anyway....

But this is consistent. I can make it happen every time.

- Colby
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31 Aug 2009   #6
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monstereater123 View Post
I was forced to Reformat and Reinstall Windows 7, after that my Bubbles Screen saver became very slow and laggy
A do what again?!?! you honestly formated for the sake of a lousy screensaver??
I think you may need to ask yourself why you purchased a PC to start with...

C'mon guy's, it's a chuffing screensaver! Are your PC's no more than a fancy looking 'state-of-the-art' lava-lamp?

I honestly can't remember when I last saw a screensaver on it's own accord, If I leave my PC alone for too long it shuts down the unnecessary stuff off on purpose.

Sorry but I just can't fathom how anyone would format just because a screensaver plays up. what is a screensaver for at the end of the day?

USE THE POWER.. (button)
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31 Aug 2009   #7
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
A do what again?!?! you honestly formated for the sake of a lousy screensaver??
I think you may need to ask yourself why you purchased a PC to start with...

C'mon guy's, it's a chuffing screensaver! Are your PC's no more than a fancy looking 'state-of-the-art' lava-lamp?

I honestly can't remember when I last saw a screensaver on it's own accord, If I leave my PC alone for too long it shuts down the unnecessary stuff off on purpose.

Sorry but I just can't fathom how anyone would format just because a screensaver plays up. what is a screensaver for at the end of the day?

USE THE POWER.. (button)
lol, i agree, a screensaver does not save the screen!! have it set to turn off after a set amount of time 10 mins is what i set it to.
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01 Sep 2009   #8
BurkettC

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Mmmm, I do believe I said I don't really care cuz they sleep after 30 minutes In fact, I don't even use screensavers like this because they burn power and generate more heat from the GPUs.

I just hate bugs. Especially ones like this... this is so retardedly easy for the coders to fix it isn't even funny. It's just absurd that it made it through Betas, RCs, and to RTM.

- Colby
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01 Mar 2012   #9
Kentuckyranger

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I know that screen savers aren't really nessesary but they do show you a quick view of how things are running if you watch them.

Mine started acting funny and it was right after I checked the show security screen on restart so I've unchecked it and will see what happens.
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