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Old 2017-01-10, 23:00   #2
MattcAnderson
 
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"Matthew Anderson"
Dec 2010
Oregon, USA

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Hi Z3noN,
Welcome to Mersenneforum.org
I am not an expert and can only partially answer your
last two questions.
I would choose 80% of max memory.
Prime95 is 'intelligent' and it allows other
applications priority when you are doing other things
with your computer.
Prime95 will not damage your computer unless you are
overclocking your chip to the point where it overheats
and self destructs. I know this because I ran a graphics
processing unit (GPU) from Nvidia at almost full throttle for
over two years with the mmff software, and now, sadly
the GPU and that motherboard are simply trash.
When you minimize the Prime95, it does not show on my taskbar but
continues to run as a background process.
Also, if you reboot or kill task, Prime95 saves some markers to file so
that it knows where to pick up almost where it left off.
I am sure another member of Mersenneforum can answer your questions
better.
Let's find the biggest prime number known to mankind.
Regards,
Matt
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