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Matrix screensaver stress system

Hi there!

I have a fairly new laptop with dedicated GPU and Windows 11. The Matrix screensaver makes my fans max out and my laptop sounds like a fighter jet. Anyone else with this problem? Any solutions?

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Olle2 weeks ago


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  • Hello Olle,

    Thanks for posting to the message board.

    I did a bit of testing and it looks like the Another Matrix screensaver is a little easier on the CPU and GPU. Both shouldn't really cause your laptop to sound like a fighter jet, CPU usage is fairly minimal. The Matrix uses about 10% CPU power here.

    See if Another Matrix makes a difference for you. If not, there are a few more on the site that you could try in the Matrix screensavers category.

    Hope that helps!

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)2 weeks ago

  • Thank you for that quick and helpful reply. Did you try CPU usage for both wallpapers? How did you go about testing it?

    Seems weird my laptop should spin up like this if it's only 10%

    Olle2 weeks ago

  • It was a quick check from the Task Manager. Press Control+Alt+Delete, then click "Task Manager". Under "Performance" you'll find statistics on CPU and GPU usage.

    I compared usage before, during and after running both screensavers for a minute or so. The Matrix used about 10%, Another Matrix a little less, maybe 5%?

    Both didn't seem to be taxing the GPU very much, but it depends on the hardware.

    They look quite similar so Another Matrix might make the difference for you.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)2 weeks ago

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