chess will kick your processors butt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benlangdon, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    wow try running chess at the hardest setting and see how hard your computer is working.
    i put it at 3/4 and my cpu was at 100% and was getting like 160 F temp.

  2. gusapple macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2007
    The alphabetically sixth to last state.
    Well, there are quite a few people reporting that small tasks like playing chess or opening iChat are taking up 99% of the CPU. All of these cases, including yours own a Macbook of some type.

    EDIT: Feel like an idiot... Gosh.... Wow, I didn't read the post right.
  3. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    It will take up any unused CPU for as long as it takes to find the "best" move. If you set it to a harder difficulty, it will just take longer to move. But yes, I love opening up Activity Monitor and watching the computer "think" whenever I make a move, haha. It makes me feel smart to know that I made a move good enough to make the computer think for more than a few seconds ;)
  4. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    well think, i don't think so.
    compute yes.
    i think it is just crazy as to how many moves ahead it is processing.
    that guy who beat deep blue must have been gnarly.
    i heard he thought 14 moves ahead

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