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by Ross Boyd
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how much time to find a mate score
Replies: 10
Views: 3487

Re: how much time to find a mate score

Hi Uri, TRACE 2.00 is not ready for release yet but she finds it in 68 secs on a Quad 6600 (using one cpu). edit: By comparison, 1.37a takes 102 secs on same hardware. Ross 2 00:00.156 195 0 +2.54 Rhe1 Qxa3 2 00:00.156 1.195 0 +5.77 Bd8 Rxb2+ Kxb2 Qxa3+ Kb1 Ba2+ Ka1 Kxg7 3 00:00.156 3.423 0 -0.60 Bd...
by Ross Boyd
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Time to upgrade your Chess Computer ... for $500
Replies: 33
Views: 19689

Re: Time to upgrade your Chess Computer ... for $500

That's a very impressive benchmark - especially considering the modest financial outlay! Regarding the thermal paste.... I build/repair PCs for a living so I'm happy to learn something new. I can see that Arctic's method would reduce the chance of trapped air between the cpu and cooler... whereas no...
by Ross Boyd
Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Time to upgrade your Chess Computer ... for $500
Replies: 33
Views: 19689

Re: Time to upgrade your Chess Computer ... for $500

Now you have to put some thermal paste on the CPU. You can use the stuff that comes with the Blu Org but personally I like Arctic Silver 5 ... just put a little bit and spread it out with a triangular cut piece of the CPU plastic case. You want to spread a nice even film. More is not better and can...
by Ross Boyd
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: testing engines as fast as possible at depth 1
Replies: 6
Views: 3497

Re: testing engines as fast as possible at depth 1

Download Winboard or Winboard_X source, disable/remove all board display/updating and recompile.

That's probably the easiest way - and you can still use an existing WB tournament manager to run it all.

Cheers,
Ross
by Ross Boyd
Tue May 29, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Ghostly Shadows- Results: Rounds 30 & 31 (of 36)
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Ghostly Shadows- Results: Rounds 30 & 31 (of 36)

Hi George,

Must admit I'm enjoying following your Ghostly Shadows tournament. :-)

Its quite close... only 1 point covering 1st to 4th after 31 rounds...

Thanks for your time and enthusiasm!

Ross
by Ross Boyd
Sat May 19, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Perishing Perft !
Replies: 34
Views: 24915

Re: Perishing Perft !

raw:14 end:14 secs:0.00 raw:206 end:192 secs:0.00 raw:3672 end:3466 secs:0.00 raw:63792 end:60120 secs:0.02 nps:3987000 raw:1287576 end:1223784 secs:0.33 nps:3925537 raw:25449546 end:24161970 secs:6.78 nps:3753067 raw:553838205 end:528388659 secs:141.59 nps:3911452 I also improved the time to perft...
by Ross Boyd
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - your pick to win?
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - Look here...

Look at these results for Booot 4.13.1

http://lyapko.ho.com.ua/lg0608r.htm

It rose from League F to League A
However, at Olivier's OpenWar Alaric 704 is completely eclipsing Booot 4.13.1 so now I don't know what to think.... :?

Is Alaric 704 a big improvement over 702?
by Ross Boyd
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - your pick to win?
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - Look here...

Look at these results for Booot 4.13.1

http://lyapko.ho.com.ua/lg0608r.htm

It rose from League F to League A

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Not bad.... :wink:

Ross
by Ross Boyd
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - your pick to win?
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: 4th Amateur Champs Division 2 - your pick to win?

Alaric is very strong and will do well... but....

Booot 4.13.1 will win this easily.

"These Booots were meant for walking.... and that's what they're gonna do...."

YMWV (Your Mileage Won't Vary) :lol:

Ross
by Ross Boyd
Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Visual C++ 2005 crashes..
Replies: 4
Views: 5466

Re: Visual C++ 2005 crashes..

Hi Eelco, There are a few reasons why this can happen. It might be a faulty/dirty RAM module. Or a virus/spyware problem. Or a corrupt executable file. Or a buggy driver (video, sound, etc). Or an IRQ conflict... and so on... But first, your PC needs to be configured so that it displays information ...