chess will kick your processors butt

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

  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    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.

    wow.
     
  2. gusapple macrumors 6502a

    gusapple

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    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

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    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

    benlangdon

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    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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