20060117, 05:07  #1 
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
6661_{8} Posts 
Question about reserving and unreserving GIMPS exponents
Sorry if this has been answered before, sometimes people give me obvious search terms which I never thought of:
Anyway... If I get a GIMPS exponent, immediately put it on hold so I can use the Prime95 feature that says about how long it will take, and then decide it's too big and unreserve it: Is that a problem for the project? Put another way, if I unreserve an exponent, does it immediately go back into rotation, or does it go into some sort of NO MAN'S LAND where it sits for a long time. I'm sorry that I can't ask this more succinctly, I hope you guys understand my question. 
20060117, 05:17  #2 
Jul 2004
Nowhere
809 Posts 
Well it doesnt matter if you get a big one or a small one the points are adjusted based on the size of the number. Also it would be better if you just did the exponet or mabey you should be doing retesting.

20060117, 05:30  #3  
Nov 2005
South Carolina
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20060117, 07:58  #4  
Feb 2005
Colorado
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20060117, 20:44  #5  
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
5·701 Posts 
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Strange but true. 

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