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Old 2009-10-23, 16:45   #1
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Default How to use Test > Continue button

Does anyone know how to make your prime95 stop then continue using the continue button on Test toolbar?
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Old 2009-10-23, 19:04   #2
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Does anyone know how to make your prime95 stop then continue using the continue button on Test toolbar?
Um...not sure what about it you don't understand.
To stop, use Test > Stop.
To continue, use Test > Continue.
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Old 2009-10-23, 20:51   #3
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Does anyone know how to make your prime95 stop then continue using the continue button on Test toolbar?
Note that if it appears as a continue button then it is already stopped.
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Old 2009-10-24, 15:41   #4
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my continue button's greyed out even if i stop the torture test. so i can't click continue.
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Old 2009-10-24, 16:35   #5
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my continue button's greyed out even if i stop the torture test. so i can't click continue.
You can't continue a torture test, you just start another one.
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Old 2009-10-25, 06:41   #6
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Then what's the continue button for?
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Old 2009-10-25, 08:32   #7
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When LL testing, trial factoring, P-1 factoring or ECM factoring, one can stop the work. Once work is stopped, one can "Continue" where they were stopped by using the "Continue" menu item.

When torture testing the important thing is stressing the CPU and the memory, if you stop a computation you can just start anew, since what the program does is computing some results and compare them to known results.

When doing real work you want the ultimate result of a test, you do not want to lose all the work done until the time you stopped.

Prime95 torture test features are not its primary function, LL testing Mersenne numbers and factoring numbers are.

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Old 2009-10-26, 23:48   #8
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Then what's the continue button for?
you can combine a torture test with finding actual prime numbers. Just register and let the program run in the background ...
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you can combine a torture test with finding actual prime numbers. Just register and let the program run in the background ...
Not really. A torture test requires the actual results to be known, so you can compare your results to the actual results, while discovering new/unknown primes requires that the actual results are unknown.
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Not really. A torture test requires the actual results to be known, so you can compare your results to the actual results, while discovering new/unknown primes requires that the actual results are unknown.
No you also get hardware errors with a normal testing ...
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Old 2009-10-27, 01:19   #11
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Torture testing can detect errors much faster. You can have a LL result with no error code detected during initial testing, only to discover (weeks, months, or years later) that it is a bad result.

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