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Old 2010-04-15, 07:09   #3
Apr 2010

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Originally Posted by lfm View Post
300 megabytes per core would probably be overkill if you just want to run prime95 or mprime. I'd recommend Linux 64 bit for best results but ms-windows of almost any vintage works OK too.

If you want to run anything else as well that will probably be more important influence on the memory needed.

Thanks for the reply. What is the minimum ram needed to run P-1 factoring tests?

Also why would 64bit linux run better than 32bit linux considering the total amount of ram installed is not any where near 4GB?

I thought 32 bit vs 64 bit only had to do with the amount of memory addressable?

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