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Up Topic Rybka Support & Discussion / Aquarium / Moving From Vista to Windows 10
- - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-04-23 18:36
I have my new computer up and running with Windows 10.  The old Vista computer running on an i7-920 served well.  A couple of problems getting Aquarium working properly on Windows 10.

1.  For some reason I do not know, the Visual C Runtime wasn't installed, so at first Aquarium refused to run.  I had to download several runtimes, before I figured out that Aquarium was using Visual C 2010.  Once that was downloaded and installed, Aquarium perked up very smoothly.

2.  Windows 10 did not like the way my engines were setup.  I had multiple engine entries in Aquarium for the same engine.  To get it running properly, I had to create a completely separate folder for each instance of each engine that I wanted to run simultaneously.  A bit tedious, but it is now running smoothly.

So far I have not really stretched my new system... it is less than 24 hours old.  But I expect great things.  Running at 25% load, as seen in task manager, it appears to be about 75% faster... in events per hour performing IDeA analysis.  I can't wait to see what it will do if I put it under a heavy load.

I am using AMD's latest cpu, the Ryzen, to run the system.  Impressive so far.
Parent - - By mist (**) [gb] Date 2017-04-24 08:51
You will be a G.M. in no time?!:wink:
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-04-24 18:27
I am running a 1700X,  So far I have been able to increase my ply depth in IDeA by 2 ply, and still it is faster than my old system.

After running all night last night with 8 cores of Stockfish running, I got a fairly normal night's run, but to a greater depth than before.

This morning I noticed that my SSD was filling up, Aquarium is not on it, Aquarium is on one of my old HDD that I brought forward from my old system.  Anyhow, the problem turned out to be my anti-virus software!  It had consumed almost half the SSD with some sort of database.  I had to re-install it and do a "deep scan", and then it went back to normal.  Strange.

I am having a lot of frustration getting all the websites I visit reset to my new system.  All the financial sites are super picky and security conscious nowadays... who can blame them tho.
Parent - - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-04-27 22:28
I do not know why, but something that Aquarium does under Windows 10 is driving my anti-virus program bonkers... the AV program is SecureAnywhere by Webroot, and after running Aquarium overnight, the AV has chewed thru around 20GB of my SSD.  The SSD is only 240GB, so this is a sizable chunk... and after 3 days, the AV soaked up nearly 100GB.  Well, I paniced and uninstalled the program, and then the nightmare began, i.e. I lost internet connectivity!  Took a tech at Webroot almost 2 hours to get it restored.

I like this AV, so I hope they get it figured out.  Right now I have a trouble ticket open with them to look into the problem.
Parent - - By mist (**) [gb] Date 2017-04-28 08:51
Did not take you long to find trouble?!

As for your anti-virus, for some strange reason Aquarium has been the only programme I myself have come across where you are advised to turn off your protection. However within my own anti-virus (Kaspersky) there is a 'Exclusions' setting
where I have set it to ignore Aquarium and so far never had any problems.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-04-28 16:17
An interesting concept.  I wonder if such a thing is possible with my AV program.  I will check into it, thanks for the tip.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-04-28 17:13
The odd thing is that I used the same AV program under Vista, and there was no problem with Aquarium.  Move to Windows 10 and there is a huge problem.
Parent - - By SchackMatt (**) [se] Date 2017-05-12 23:56 Edited 2017-05-12 23:59
"Right now I have a trouble ticket open with them to look into the problem"

Would you please tell how you succeded to open the "trouble ticket"? Is it a formal tickeet?

I have reported a problem a month ago but only get mumbo jumbo back from the support.
I am sorry for being out of subject. I am running Window 10 so it should have some bearing:grin:
Parent - - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-05-13 07:15
I called their support number.  I don't have it handy at the moment, but you can probably "Google" it if necessary.  Anyway, after getting no help, I decided to stop using that particular AV program and go back to more productive Chess work.  I don't have time to mess around with them.

By the by, the trouble ticket was with the company providing the AV software, not with Aquarium...
Parent - By SchackMatt (**) [se] Date 2017-05-13 10:20
Thank you Pawnslinger.

It is with the support I have been communicating via email. During one month and 17 emails back and forth nothing has happened. My problem won't even be recognized as a problem. In the meantime I can not run Idea because it "destroys" my Idea Trees. I am stubborn but I will soon just leave it.
Parent - By retep1 (***) [de] Date 2017-04-24 15:58
I'm using the Ryzen 7 1700 since 2 weeks to run the system.  Impressive so far. And cheap.
Parent - - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-05-12 16:57
Since the new AMD processor has up to 16 threads, you can either use all those threads in one project, or split them over multiple simultaneous projects.  I have decided to go with multiple projects.  One can activate multiple projects within a single instance of Aquarium, OR setup a 2nd Aquarium and run it independently.  I have chosen this latter approach... and so far, it seems to be working well.  But because both instances have the same name, it is somewhat difficult to tell them apart.  I wish I could name them "Aquarium A" and "Aquarium B", or something like that.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-05-18 04:29
The app title can be adjusted.  In the "aquarium.dir" file there is a line called "AppTitle", this can be changed to whatever, I used "Aquarium A D-E" and "Aquarium B E-F".  The D-E and E-F designate the drive containing the program files, and the drive containing the data files.  The AppTitle appears to be purely cosmetic, so you can put whatever you wish, I used the drive letters to help me keep things straight.  I used different drives for data and program, because I have lots of HDDs and I thought it best to spread things out.
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