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Old 2013-03-19, 12:56   #1
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I have two old PCs. Core 2 Duo and older processors, which task I can run on it that would be less sensitive to CPU speed in relation to other task types?

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Old 2013-03-19, 13:18   #2
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Hello,
I have two old PCs. Core 2 Duo and older processors, which task I can run on it that would be less sensitive to CPU speed in relation to other task types?

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Trial-factoring on high exponents is the less sensitive task to CPU speed; on a Core 2 Duo you may also choose normal trial-factoring, or even P-1 if you have at least 1 GB of RAM to devote to the processor.

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For the most part, any task you do in Prime95 is entirely dependent on the CPU type and speed. That said, some tasks also require high memory (e.g. P-1 stage 2) or have short runtimes (e.g. TF on high exponents and P-1), and so might be better choices for slower CPUs. Like Luigi said, if you have enough memory to devote to it, P-1 would be great, and would benefit GIMPS most of all. But of course, you are free and welcome to choose any work type you like.

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P-1 would be the most bang for your buck if you have a slow computer with enough RAM.
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