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post #11 of 14
all happens in the background.

just leave it be until it either stops itself due to incorrect value returned or stop it after you are happy that it is stable enough....

I usually only run it for about 8hrs but some other guys run it for 12hrs+ as is recommended by the authors of the program.

personally I have never had prime95 stop itself after 2.5 hrs
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can you do anything while its doing the testing?


also, how can you do dual cores?
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Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
can you do anything while its doing the testing?


also, how can you do dual cores?
Yes, you can do whatever you want during testing (except games and heavy applications...but browsing around internet is fine). To test dual cores, make another copy of the folder to some other directory and run both of them simulataneously to test both cores. But I would suggest another program called "SP2004". It uses the same thing as Prime95 (almost exact application in fact), but has less bugs (especially the new version, which was released only a few days ago).

Edit\\\\ With Dual Cores (or Hyperthreating technology), it is best if you run one copy of Prime95/SP2004 with Large FFT and the second copy with Small FFT. You should not run two traces of Blend because it will start to use the Page File to test instead of actual system ram, thus causing bugs and errors.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Negotiator
ok, i just started prime, chose the last option on the torture test. Isnt anything meant to happen one the screen, like numbers appearing. Or does everything happen in the back ground.
it takes a while before anything appears it will say somehting like

Test1, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer Iterations of M172031 using 8K FFT Length
in the big white space below the top tool bar
    
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