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Old 2008-11-01, 09:32   #8
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Jul 2008
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Lightbulb LL testing time

I should have elaborated on how I got 70-80 years. I used the Advanced -> Time option in Prime95 v25.7 to run several 1000 iteration tests of M999,999,937. From the average iteration time, I extrapolated out to 999,999,937 iterations requiring somewhere between 70 and 80 years.

You're right that Prime95 will not display completion times beyond 2038 (actually, beyond whatever second marks the Unix time rollover - 2,147,483,647 seconds after midnight on January 1, 1970 - hint: what's the largest value that'll fit in a 32-bit integer?). If you look in prime.ini (I think), you'll see references to estimated completion times given in Unix time.

WRT the link, I actually went there and watched the video, and didn't get virusized. Hope there's not now something going on in my computer that I'm not aware of...
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