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Message 1387972 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 11:09:57 UTC

Is there a difference between the graphic (screensaver) process and the one that runs in the background or are they both the same and the graphic one just (for the lack of a better term) shows what is going on?

I'm starting to set up some older PCs and the screensaver can really choke those systems - it even slows down processing on my main system.

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Message 1387979 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 13:17:05 UTC - in response to Message 1387972.


The 'graphic' process (setigraphics_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe) only shows (part of) what is going on, it does not compute.
So the screensaver/graphic don't need to run at all, it only slows the computations done by the 'real' process (setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe).


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Message 1387992 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 14:43:59 UTC

Thank you - I'll turn them off then.

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