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Old 2004-02-07, 15:27   #1
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Last night I was experimenting with various ways to enter trial-factoring assignments that are larger than Primenet's range. I tried the following formats:


None of these worked. Each time Prime95 returned "Bad Factoring Assignment." Was I doing something wrong?

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Old 2004-02-07, 16:27   #2
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Originally Posted by ThomRuley
Was I doing something wrong?
To put it bluntly, yes. Prime95 is not designed to factor any exponent above 79300000, and so it takes 240000011 as a bad assignment. However, there is an advanced factor feature that does allow factoring over 79300000. For the range you have reserved, try putting this line into worktodo.ini:

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Old 2004-02-07, 19:40   #3
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If you do at first (it's very fast)


and after that


you can get get much more factors (unfortunately not yet all up to 50 bit).
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Old 2004-02-08, 15:57   #4
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