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Old 2008-12-01, 01:14   #3
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Originally Posted by lidocorc View Post
Why is a double check LL test about twice as fast than a first run LL test?
In addition to what axn explained:

If what you're comparing is the elapsed time taken by a DC now to the elapsed time taken for the first LL test back when it was first tested, consider that the average computer used by GIMPS participants has gotten faster over time. So the (perhaps) 2.66 GHz system that does the DC may do so in half the time needed by the (perhaps) 1200 MHz system that did the first test.

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