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I have also experienced this problem. It seems that the adverts only consume clock cycles if the adverts are visible i.e. if you cover up the adverts with another program then they don't slow down your computer (I know that sounds stupid but that's what happens on my computer). The problem with that solution is that as soon as you touch a piece on the board then the browser window and adverts are on top and visble again. It is possible, however, to open a program in such a way that it stays on top of other windows underneath, using a third party utility!

1. Download the ZIP file from 
http://www.savardsoftware.com/downloads/launchontop.zip
 
2. Extract the LaunchOnTop.exe file from the ZIP and copy it to the system folder, C:\Windows\System32
3. After entering a room in FlyOrDie Chess, open two copies of NotePad.exe using LaunchOnTop.
4. Drag/resize the NotePad programs to cover up the adverts on the top and left of the chess playing window.

That's it! Hopefully you will find everything runs much better.

I have used LaunchOnTop.exe for a while without problems so I'm sure that it's not a virus. You should still scan it before using it on your machine.

If you want to make it easier, here is a simple VBScript file I keep on my desktop to automate the whole thing (scripting in bold):


Dim Root, key
Root = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
key = "\Software\Microsoft\Notepad\"

Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosX",  "275", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosY",  "176", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosDX", "131", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosDY", "708", "REG_DWORD"

WshShell.Run "LaunchonTop.exe notepad.exe"
WScript.Sleep 600

WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosX",  "275", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosY",  "176", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosDX", "735", "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite Root & Key & "iWindowPosDY", "143", "REG_DWORD"

WshShell.Run "LaunchonTop.exe notepad.exe"


The co-ordinates for the lines starting "WshShell.RegWrite" only make sense for running at 1280 x 1024 screen resolution i.e. my screen resolution. You will have to fix the X,Y co-ordinates of NotePad if you run at different screen resolution.

By the way, you can still have some problems with the server freezing or locking up sometimes. This fix is intended to stop adverts slowing the machine but other thing can go wrong as well.
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Destiny Power Blitz...
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Game wont open
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Leocad is using a program
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Log in problem
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CHEATING with engines
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Player might use program
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STAUNTON PIECES
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Fly or Die Security Breach?
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