Screensaver won't come on

shadowedge

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I have an odd problem: My screensaver will not come on.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit, and my videocard is a Radeon HD 5770 with the latest drivers.

My screensaver is set to come on after one minute, but it never comes on. I can preview it fine, it is Window's default ribbons screensaver.

My power settings is set to turn off the display after 10 minutes but that doesn't work either.

I have my PC hooked up to two screens, an HP LCD and a Samsung HDTV.

Please help and thanks.
 

hedwar2011

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You may have something running in the background of your PC that is preventing it from starting because the screensaver is based off of idle time.

I would recommend using Autoruns, which can be found HERE, and see if the issue corrects after taking out some of the things booting up when Windows does.
 

shadowedge

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I found out what the problem was. My videocard's 2D speeds were clocked too low.

I have a Radeon 5770 and the 2D speed was 157 MHZ. I used GPU Tweak to increase the 2D speed to 450 MHZ and that did the trick!
 

hedwar2011

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Awesome. Good to hear that it was fixed. Go ahead and mark it as solved.
 

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