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Old 14th February, 2003, 12:12 AM
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Prime95 stress test question

I read an article somewhere that Prime95 is a good stress test for your CPU, cooling, Memory etc. I've just downloaded it and it's running for the first time. Now what I have is a Prime95 window and it's cycling through it's tests, currenty at no 33. How do I know if the test picks something up that isn't correct? Does it immediately report it in that window, or wot. I read the help in the stress.txt file, but I found that to be as clear as mud. Anyone help me out - cheers.
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Old 14th February, 2003, 04:41 PM
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Prime95 is a distributed computing program that helps some eggheads in France find the five largest known Prime Numbers. Finding the first of them was a breakthrough, now they're searching for more of them.

For most PC enthusiasts, running Prime95 is simply a way to see if your processor is stable while OCing it. Used to be that you ran Prime95 simultaneously with another prog that leaned on your CPU hard. It's simply a part of a torture test, or perhaps is now a torture test all by itself.

The only result that most OCer's care about is: "Yay, my box is OC'd to the moon and it's STABLE, even after 24 hours of torture test!"
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