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Old 2004-01-14, 15:00   #1
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Jun 2003
Shanghai, China

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Default Ancient notebook won't run Prime95

I have an ancient notebook gathering dust which I thought make a small contribution by doing some factoring work.

It an old Digital HiNote VP which has a Pentium MMX 166 MHz processor and running Windows 95.

I got Prime 95 to install and start up. It detects the processor correctly and I can successfully run a benchmark, but if I actually try to start factoring a number or run the Torture Test, it starts by displaying the lines

Mersenne number primality test program version 23.4
Starting factoring M24409481 to 2^67

Then it sits there for ever and does nothing.

Is Pentium MMX not a supported processor? Or is the problem deeper than that?

Anything I can do about it?
Or should I return the machine to service as a doorstop?
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