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Old 2017-04-28, 15:44   #1
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i've searched all over. cant seem to find out why the 95 in prime95. does it have anything to do windows95?
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Old 2017-04-28, 16:21   #2
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does it have anything to do windows95?
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Old 2017-04-28, 16:21   #3
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i've searched all over. cant seem to find out why the 95 in prime95. does it have anything to do windows95?
IIRC yes. Although the earlier versions could be run on Windows 3.1(1), the first stable and orgainzed release of the software used Windows95 OS to avoid slowing down the system.
I still remember running it on Windows 3.11 for factoring. I was on a 66 MHz Intel 80486

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Old 2017-04-28, 17:34   #4
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i've searched all over. cant seem to find out why the 95 in prime95. does it have anything to do windows95?
1995 was the year when the program was written. First release was on Jan.3, 1996, but of course there were pre-releases, weren't there?

Win95 also happened to be released in 1995, but that's just a coincidence. Also hailing from 1995 are "Gangsta's Paradise", "Waterfalls" ... but also "Leftism" and "The Bends"!
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Old 2017-05-03, 03:54   #7
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Could you clarify? I see the errors. They probably mean that something has to slow down. Figuring out what that something is, is the next step. Rounding errors implicate the CPU. Your temperatures are excellent, so overheating is not the issue. This suggests that the CPU might need a slower clock. Or it might take a higher Vcore to stabilize at the current frequency.
Memory can also be an issue.
I don't know what your CPU frequency is, but try dropping it 200-300 MHz. Then run the Torture Test again.

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Your temperatures are excellent, so overheating is not the issue.
The temperatures that we see in the snapshot are already after two of the four cores are idle, so the temperatures are not necessarily excellent when the load is 100%.

The advice to step down and retry is sound.
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The temperatures that we see in the snapshot are already after two of the four cores are idle, so the temperatures are not necessarily excellent when the load is 100%.
Good point, which never occurred to me.
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the first stable and orgainzed release of the software used Windows95 OS to avoid slowing down the system.
That's not actually true, I read about the project in Personal Computer World (defunct UK mag) in Oct(?) 1996, it ran perfectly well on win 3.1, well enough to discover the 36th Mersenne prime...
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That's not actually true, I read about the project in Personal Computer World (defunct UK mag) in Oct(?) 1996, it ran perfectly well on win 3.1, well enough to discover the 36th Mersenne prime...
Sure, but in 1996 there was no Primenet, and all the reservations were done via email (that's the meening of my use of "organized").
I was one who ran some factorization work with Windows 3.1 on a 80486 DX/66.
The program worked fine, but the whole system wa not responsive because Windows 3.1 adopted a cooperative (non preemptive) multitasking, allowing just one job in foreground to work at a time.
That was the reason of my use of "stable".

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