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Screen Saver while burning movies...

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by -Marlin-, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. -Marlin-

    -Marlin- Regular member

    Jul 25, 2005
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    I have a quick question...

    I am backing up some DVD's on the follwing PC setup:

    - AMD Athlon 4200 64 X2 2.2GHz
    - 2GB of DDR2 RAM
    - Integrated NVIDIA GeForce6100, NVIDIA nForce430 MCP video
    - running Vista Home Premium

    Is it ok for me to allow a screen saver to engage during the burning process? Or should I set the screen to go into power saving mode after a few minutes.

    I have 2 concerns... I don't want to cause any errors on the disc from having too much going on on the PC while burning... AND.... I don't want to turn the monitor on and off too much since from what I have experienced, people who turn their computer and monitor on and off too much end up having problems from all the voltage spikes I guess.

    By the way it is an LCD monitor.

    Can anyone offer any advice? Am I being too paranoid? lol

  2. onya

    onya Guest

    Good point to remember, but a screensaver is safe enough. Multitasking as you have guessed, can take away system resources while processing your backups, leading to possible problems. Your system has plenty of grunt, so I wouldn't be to concerned....generally speaking. :)
    As far as turning monitors on and off, well...it all sounds like too much effort to me LOL


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