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Old 2008-06-04, 06:18   #12
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I bought a new computer, a quad 4. How do I run 4 instances of Prime95, do I just load the program four times? Will the computer know to assign it to eachn core?
Install linux ! Then you don't need to duplicate anything, just run
mprime &; mprime -A1 &; mprime -A2 &; mprime -A3

(I noticed that the -b has gone !
Before (still now according to the readme.txt), it would have been enough to say mprime -B4.)

Also, you won't be bothered by viruses writing autorun.inf, h2.com and the like to any root directory, preventing you from seeing hidden files, etc.
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Old 2008-06-04, 10:20   #13
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Install linux ! Then you don't need to duplicate anything, just run
mprime &; mprime -A1 &; mprime -A2 &; mprime -A3

(I noticed that the -b has gone !
Before (still now according to the readme.txt), it would have been enough to say mprime -B4.)

Also, you won't be bothered by viruses writing autorun.inf, h2.com and the like to any root directory, preventing you from seeing hidden files, etc.
The -A1 etc. flag should work with Windows as well, shouldn't it? You get inputfiles like work0001.ini or so, don't you?

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I copied prime95, but now my computer is running 4 instances of the same number. How do I run 4 different numbers?
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Old 2008-06-09, 13:57   #15
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I think that if you delete the worktodo.ini files from the copies (not the original), it should connect to PrimeNet and get new numbers. You can set different computer names for the different cores if you want, but I think it will work with all the same computer name. Close the copy's Prime95s before you delete the worktodo.ini, then reopen Prime95.
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Old 2008-06-09, 20:47   #16
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How do I delete the work to do files?

I am a computer novice.

Thaks for the help!
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Old 2008-06-09, 21:04   #17
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How do I delete the work to do files?

I am a computer novice.

Thaks for the help!
In each of the copied Prime95 folders you made, there should be a file called worktodo.ini (it may appear as worktodo if you have file extensions hidden, with something near the file saying Configuration Settings or INI File or the like). Close your copies of Prime95 (you only need to close the ones that are running from the copies you made, the original instance can stay without a problem, but if you don't know which is which, closing all is fine), then delete these worktodo.ini files (by selecting it and pressing the Delete key, or right click and say Delete), then restart your copies of Prime95.
It might be easier to just delete your copies, redownload Prime95 in its .zip format and extract it multiple times to different folders, but you'll have to change all your options for each one.
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