Tips for OpenSCAD on Windows 7

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Tips for OpenSCAD on Windows 7

DanS
I having issues running OpenSCAD on Windows 7.

The problems are OS caused and I want to get some "happy ballance".

I am doing stuff that seems to be calculation intensive but Windows goes to sleep and nothing is done during sleep.

I know I can set the computer to "never sleep" but I'm wondering if there is some better middle ground like "if application/process X is running let it have what it wants"  By that I mean the OS could turn the screen off (I don't need a display while it is calculating) and if it isn't swapping to disk let the disk spin down to an idle.

What do other people on Windows do?  I would prefer to garner some power savings by letting some resources go idle.
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MichaelAtOz
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DanS wrote
"if application/process X is running let it have what it wants"
Probably but it would not be straight forward.
By that I mean the OS could turn the screen off (I don't need a display while it is calculating) and if it isn't swapping to disk let the disk spin down to an idle.
'Control Panel/Power Options/Change Plan Settings/Change Advanced Power Options' lets you set individual options for hard disc, display, sleep and other things.
I don't have much power saving ATM, but I tend to do display off first, disc off shortly thereafter, sleep a lot later (but off if I'm in a process heavy state). ATM, I manually hibernate via the start menu when I'm not going to use it. (tho hibernate v's sleep is due to a error waking from sleep, but hibernate saves  more power)
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