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Old 2003-06-20, 22:06   #2
Jan 2003
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Hi, Joss!

AFAIK, this is due to the fact that Prime95 doesn't go through the factor - candidates in their natural order. So, if a factor is found, Prime95 checks smaller left-overs to ensure that there aren't any factors below that.
Nevertheless, finding a factor below e.g. 2^60 should ensure that Prime95 won't look for factors between 2^60 and 2^61.

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