[rc5] Getting a few more keys/sec

Tom Wheeler tomw at intelligraphics.com
Wed Jul 23 19:53:18 EDT 1997


Don't worry about leaving it on (unless you're trying to save on
electricity).  Burn-in on monitors isn't something to worry about
anymore unless it's showing the same thing for weeks or months on end.

On Wed, 23 Jul 1997 16:39:48 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Willis Cannon wrote:

>Better yet, turn off the screen saver completely and just turn off the
>monitor.  Just don't forget and leave it on.
>
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>On Thu, 24 Jul 1997, dan carter wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:06:11 -0400, Del Conte wrote:
>> 
>> >Most people already know this, but some may not (I admit I just thought
>> >about it a couple of days ago).  I have a fancy screen saver on one of my
>> >computers and was getting a fair number of keys checked.  When I removed
>> >this screen saver and changed it to just blank the screen it boosted my
>> >keys by 20k.  So, if it is in your power to modify the screen saver I
>> >suggest you change it to only blank the screen.  Even a few more thousand
>> >keys a second will help.
>> 
>> Hehe, yes this is especially true if your using openGL screen savers.
>> Under some winNT and OS/2 machines these screen savers use over 50% of
>> the CPU meaning your talking about allot more than 20K
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Regards,
Tom Wheeler
tomw at intelligraphics.com


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