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Old 2007-07-09, 23:11   #1
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Hello,

please can somebody tell me, what version of Prime 95 I have to use with Vista x64? Is it v.23.5 or p64v2414?

Running v.23.5, I had a bluescreen and system reboot after 2 minutes. No error messages from Prime 95.

The system seems to be ok, temperatures are stabile, Memtest-86 ok, Super PI 1M 15.759s - 32M 15m 53.192s.

Thanx for any help!

System:
ABIT-IN9-32X-MAX, Bios 12 | QX6700@3,333, (333x10) Temp 33° (Idle) | Cellshock 1000Mhz 4-4-4-12, 4GB, Dominator Fan | 2x EVGA 8800 Ultra, Forceware 158.24 | MORA 2, Heatkiller, MIPS, Innovatec HPPS, Tank-O-Matic, Fan-O-Matic Pro, AquaAero DFS, Coollink Fans | Galaxy 1000W | 2x WD Raptor 10'000Rpm 36GB, Raid0, IcyBox IB-168, Coolink Fans | 1x WD Raptor 10'000Rpm 150GB, IcyBox IB-168, Coolink Fan | 1x NEC DVD RW Sata | 2x NEC MultiSync 90GX2 Pro | Logitech MX-5000 | CM-Stacker 830 | Vista Ultimate x64
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Old 2007-07-10, 15:16   #2
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I'd stick to p64v2414 if I were you - just remember to run 4 instances
Also if you want to test primality of some really large numbers (e.g. 10M-digits candidates), then you should prepare yourself for a large performance hit - browse "software" and "hardware" sub-forums for details.
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Old 2007-07-10, 18:34   #3
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Thank you Cruelty!

You know it's the first time I try to use Prime95 and I have no experience with it. I allready did big searches to find any tutorial about settings and use of this program, but couldn't find something helpful.
My english also is not the best...

Please can you explane in a couple words, how to setup p64v2414 to run on QX6700, or link to a thread about that, if you know one?

Thanx for any help!


I've allready tested with OCCT and Super PI.
Super PI 1M:
http://www.croche.ch/333FSB-1.4075v/Super%20PI-1-1M.jpg
Super PI 32M:
http://www.croche.ch/333FSB-1.4075v/...20PI-1-32M.jpg
OCCT:
http://www.croche.ch/333FSB-1.4075v/OCCT-3333mhz.jpg


System:
ABIT-IN9-32X-MAX, Bios 12 | QX6700@3,333, (333x10) Temp 33° (Idle) | Cellshock 1000Mhz 4-4-4-12, 4GB, Dominator Fan | 2x EVGA 8800 Ultra, Forceware 158.24 | MORA 2, Heatkiller, MIPS, Innovatec HPPS, Tank-O-Matic, Fan-O-Matic Pro, AquaAero DFS, Coollink Fans | Galaxy 1000W | 2x WD Raptor 10'000Rpm 36GB, Raid0, IcyBox IB-168, Coolink Fans | 1x WD Raptor 10'000Rpm 150GB, IcyBox IB-168, Coolink Fan | 1x NEC DVD RW Sata | 2x NEC MultiSync 90GX2 Pro | Logitech MX-5000 | CM-Stacker 830 | Vista Ultimate x64
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Old 2007-07-10, 20:43   #4
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The first question you have to ask yourself is: do you want to participate in GIMPS effort or just stress-test your system?
Anyways after you have downloaded http://www.mersenne.org/gimps/p64v2414.zip, extract it's contents to "core0" folder, then again to "core1", "core2" and "core3". Then you would have to run prime95 application from every folder --> answer the question concerning stress-testing --> configure affinity from "0" to "3" respectively --> do whatever you plan to
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Old 2007-07-10, 21:17   #5
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Thank you Cruelty!

Before I can participe on anything, I need a fast and stabile system.
So, at first I'll just overclock and stress the system.

May be a stupid question... but do I have to create the folders "core0", "core1", "core2" and "core3"? Because I couldn't see them in the prime95_64v2414 folder.

Thanx for any help!
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Old 2007-07-10, 21:52   #6
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Yes you should manually create those folders.
My advice for quad-core stress test: run small FFT's stress test on 3 cores and blend test on one core.
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Old 2007-07-11, 12:55   #7
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As an alternative to creating separate folders, you could run multiple instances using the '-An' switch. In your case, on a quad-core machine, you would issue the following commands at a command prompt (after changing directory to the PRIME95 folder):

1) prime95
2) prime95 -A1
3) prime95 -A2
4) prime95 -A3

You should set the affinity on each instance to run in a separate core, again, in your case on a quad-core machine 0, 1, 2, 3.

Each of the instances would create it's own corresponding files in the same PRIME95 folder.
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Old 2007-07-11, 17:49   #8
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Thank you guys!

I'll work on it... first I have to translate into german and understand every thing.

At this moment I'm thinking, why the hell I didn't merry this american girl from Arizona... She could help me out now!

... and what do I have now... A brasilian...

But I'm shure I'll get this to work!

Regards, Wolfgang

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