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YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by VWang1111 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:34 am

I'm using YoWindows mac 2.0 and whenever the computer goes to screensaver, yowindows loads then the fan starts spinning extremely loud.

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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by par » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:21 am

YoWindow is very CPU consuming program.
Mac fans are turning to cool down the processor running at high performance.
I can only hope that the next version of YoWindow for Mac would not consume so much CPU as 2.0
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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by VWang1111 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:22 pm

YoWindows is a very cool screensaver but since the fans are so loud I had to get rid of the screensaver portion which makes the program partially useless. When running Yowindow in the regular desktop environment, the fans do not spin up at all.

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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by par » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:50 pm

Do fans spin when YoWindow is opened full-screen?
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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by VWang1111 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:16 am

I can run YoWindow full screen all day long without the fans spinning at all. This is also the reason why the screensaver might have a cpu leak of some sort. The fans also stay extremely loud after the screensaver turns off and the display stays blank.

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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by whatstheweather » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:27 pm

Yes, the same thing happens to me. When screen saver kicks in, my fans begin to run all the time. I thought that strange. I hope it can be fixed. I'm on windows 7
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Post by par » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:15 pm

I hope we will fix it in YoWindow 3 for Mac later this year.
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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by whatstheweather » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi Par
What about windows 7? Will that be fixed? I am afraid I will burn out my fan so I cannot run it. And this is why I want to use yowindow, that is for the screen saver.
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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by par » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:00 am

To speak honestly, if it is going to be fixed it will be fixed in the next year.
Another probably way to solve the problem is to fine tune computer power-saver settings.
Probably some other process besides YoWindow is staring in the background when screen-saver is activated.

There's no this problem on any of my PCs.
However all of them are quite contemporary - after 2005
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Re: YoWindows Screensaver makes the fans spin extremely loud

Post by VWang1111 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:19 pm

I'm running this on the newest maxed out retina MacBook Pro with 16gb ram and 2.8ghz quad core with nvidia gt650m. It dosen't get more powerful than this.

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