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Old 2012-04-24, 08:43   #3
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"Åke Tilander"
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Originally Posted by Dubslow View Post
http://mersenne.org/report_exponent/?exp_lo=25956701

The first two could easily be suspicious (and I've DCd one of my own expos, different hardware), but surely the third test puts the case to rest? I'd rather not test it if I don't have to.
My guess is that all three tests have the same shift count and therefore the value is only equal to one test. That is, most probably it is not three independant tests, so I would guess that the same user have done all three tests. Maybe his computer broke and he continued from a backup copy without knowing that the result had already been reported and maybe he changed username when he reinstalled Prime95.

Or maybe he installed the program on three different computers starting with a backup-copy with the expo half-way through.

So in order to safely clear the exponent a 4th test is needed.

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