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by kaissa
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Please recommend 3rd gen core i7 laptop for Chess.
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

Re: Please recommend 3rd gen core i7 laptop for Chess.

This looks awesome value - what do people think? http://www.officenerd.co.uk/info/Computing/PCs-Laptops/Laptops/819178 That one has U3517 i7 processor, ultra low power with 2 cores. A machine with i7 3612qe will have 4 cores but require 35W instead of 17W so I do not think that it will show up in a...
by kaissa
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What happened to Chess Academy?
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

What happened to Chess Academy?

I saw "Chess Academy 7" on a friend's computer and was amazed on the amount of information in its tutor modul. A basic search showed that the official web site is at http://www.chessacademy.de/. The latest one is 7 from 2004. The versions go like "Chess Academy Tutorial Program & Game Editor 1.3 (DO...
by kaissa
Tue May 08, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Win 98 SE the last Windows that support DOS? - NO TEXT
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Is Win 98 SE the last Windows that support DOS? - NO TEXT

Is Win 98 SE the last Windows that support DOS?
by kaissa
Sat May 05, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Help with Rex Chess DOS version
Replies: 41
Views: 5618

Re: Help with Rex Chess DOS version

Rebel wrote:Others I have:

- Nero 5

Christophe and Chris are easily to find, but who are the authors of Gromit and Nero ?
Is this the same Nero 5? If so, the author seems to be Jari Huikari.

Regards,
by kaissa
Wed May 02, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Help with Rex Chess DOS version
Replies: 41
Views: 5618

Re: Help with Rex Chess DOS version

Rebel wrote:Others I have:

- Good looking DOS Chess Tiger 1996-1997

Christophe and Chris are easily to find, but who are the authors of Gromit and Nero ?
Any chance of seeing it on your page?

Regards,
by kaissa
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rating conversion: ELO and FIDE and others
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Rating conversion: ELO and FIDE and others

Thank you for correcting me. Getting older :)
by kaissa
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rating conversion: ELO and FIDE and others
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Rating conversion: ELO and FIDE and others

USCF used to use USCF = FIDE * 0,895 + 367, but I do not know if they still use it. It was before FIDE ratings went below 2200 so may not hold true anymore statistically. FIDE = ECF * 8 + 1400 for English Chess Fed. SSDF had started ratings from human-computer games IIRC. Tony Hedlund had an excelle...
by kaissa
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xeon X3430 or i7-2600 for chess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Xeon X3430 or i7-2600 for chess?

Thanks to all of you for your replies. I am limited to these processors only. It will be a small server for the office where 4-5 computers will connect for file sharing, Sharepoint and etc. So no overclocking and chess usage will be negligible. Can anybody guess how much rating difference will be be...
by kaissa
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xeon X3430 or i7-2600 for chess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Xeon X3430 or i7-2600 for chess?

Hello to all,

My choices are reduced to the above processors for a computer at work. I am leaning towards Xeon but would like to know which one is better suited for chess only.

RAM size is same.

Regards,
by kaissa
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which 4 core i7 laptop processor?
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Which 4 core i7 laptop processor?

A new laptop will be purchased at work and I can make a choice among 2630QM, 2670QM and 2720QM cpus. I plan on purchasing the 2630QM and spend the rest on extra RAM.

Is there a big (say 50 ELO) difference among these regarding chess strength?

Regards,