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Old 2006-03-27, 20:22   #1
polyestr
 

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Default prime95, torture test, and stability

Question: Imagine a computer has a hardware defect that is exposable through prime95's torture test. Is the probability of the torture test exposing this defect by failing a test the same in a 20-hour run as it is in two 10-hour runs?

I guess what I'm asking is whether the tests progressively "focuses in" in any way, or if each test is simply an independent event.
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