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Old 11. Apr 2010, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I no this may be a unuseual question to post, but when i run a program 'Format Factory' for example. When my computer goes to screen saver with a password, would format factory run at the same speed as it would if i was logged on? (a watched kettle never boils)
when i resume from screen saver it doesnt seem to have progressed much as it should have but i dont no if it slows down the process or if its me getting impaitent and logging back on.

Could someone shed some light on this for me
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Old 16. Apr 2010, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not sure if windows limits available resources when it's locked. It may very well be that.
To be on the safe side, what I normally do when converting videos is placing my computer on the "always on" mode in the power options, so it never logs off. Just turn off your screen afterwards.
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Old 18. Apr 2010, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is what im doing at the moment. But i thought of this as when i walked away and left my computer alone, my brother turned my computer off so it never finished and never told me that hed turned it off. and then i had to set it all up again and wait even longer for it to finish.

Is there any sort of security freeware that works like the screensaver password so people cant acess my computer to turn it off and allow programs to continue running? Like on mobile phones a sort of screen lock? ;-)
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Old 18. Apr 2010, 10:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Off topic trivia:

Drivers who live in Milton Keynes wear their nearside tyres out disproportionately to their offside because there are so many traffic islands. True of false?
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 02:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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False? Dont they drive on the left there? O.o

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Simply do this;
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 02:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Along with locking windows, you can disable your power button: 2000/XP, Vista/7 (follow Vista instruction for 7).
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 09:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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False? Dont they drive on the left there? O.o
Yep, but with a right turn the pressure is all on the nearside (left) wheel as you go round. This is also true for a 'straight ahead' as you're decelerating and braking to approach the island, then as you accelerate round the curve to the exit, the pressure is again on the left wheel.
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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quite a bit off topic...

As a driver in milton keynes i can tell you that the roundabouts in milton keynes are the main cause of wear on car tyres.

there are said to be 300 actual roundabouts, unless you incliude the painted bumps then over 1000
I personally have not taken the time to count as i have a life...

Thanks for the screen lock hotkey, but that leads me back to the original question. What happens to the resorces when i lock the screen? would the programs keep running at max or will they slow down and use less resorces?
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What happens to the resorces when i lock the screen? would the programs keep running at max or will they slow down and use less resorces?
I don't think there is any reason for the program to slow down, when the system is locked, or a screensaver is running. In fact, the program should complete its work faster, since very less resources will be used by other tasks.
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resorces do slow down when your computer screensaver activates, or when you lock the screen. I used vista rainbar to show system resorces my resorces maxd out on my normal screen but when i returned from screen lock the resorce meter cpu was a 12% then it went back up and maxd out again.
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