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Just curious if it's common to be able to play a video game and run dual P95 at the same time. I've never tried this before, and I've been doing it for 45 minutes straight up until now with absolutely no stuttering in gameplay(Warhammer 40K).
    
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Sure, with a dual core proc, one core is taking care of the game, the other core is taking care of prime95. Also, i think, but could be wrong, im sure someone will correct me if I am, that Prime95 is set to work as an idle process, so that it doesnt take away clock cycles from more important tasks, though I could be wrong about that!
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Sure, with a dual core proc, one core is taking care of the game, the other core is taking care of prime95.
What would happen if Prime95 was running 2 instances? I have been wondering this for awhile, but was to chicken to try it out.
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Thata what he said TWO P95's running. If its stable you should be fine
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If you use prime95 on both cores... well, you use prime95 on both cores. That is how you are supposed to stress test a duel core cpu, have one prime95 affintity set to cpu 0, and the second set to affinity 1, that way you test both cores at full stress (because in most cases you will have one "weak"core).

EDIT: I apologize, I misread the original post, as I said, I believe prime95 is set as an idle process, so that it doesnt take away resources from other programs, which is why you can run your game and two instances of prime without seeing any slowdown.
EDIT2: Just confirmed, the default priority setting of prime95 is "low" which is why you can run two instance while gaming.
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Would one consider it "stable" by doing that?
    
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If you want to know if its stable, just run prime95 (two instances) overnight. Make sure each application of it is set to a certain core. If you can pass 8 hours on large FFTS you should be fine.
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Screw P95 get in with the new ages. Get SP2004 Orthos and it runs two instances in one program less mess and much easier
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If you want to know if its stable, just run prime95 (two instances) overnight. Make sure each application of it is set to a certain core. If you can pass 8 hours on large FFTS you should be fine.
Yeah, but I'm gonna try and keep bumping it up until the game starts stuttering or P95 fails. Then I'll lower it a notch and run it overnight.

Just curious if this would be a good way to approach this.
    
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Yeah, but I'm gonna try and keep bumping it up until the game starts stuttering or P95 fails. Then I'll lower it a notch and run it overnight.

Just curious if this would be a good way to approach this.
Ermm, I suppose you could do it that way. Wouldnt be the way I would approach stress testing, but hey, it might work. It just seems to me that doing it that way would add in a large amount of extranious variables. If it works though, it works. Give it a shot.
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