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Testing with Prime 95... but does the 64bit version of P95 really matt

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July 24, 2009 11:27:15 PM

Hey guys... weird question but I would love to know the answer...

So I've been testing my stability for the last 9 hours at 3.7ghz on the i7 920... but came to realize that there was actually a 64bit version of Prime 95 version 25.11.... As long as it runs fine not being the 64 bit version.. I should not worry about stability right?
So far so good with the stress testing on the non 64 bit version, but would the 64 bit version really change anything... and why bother having a 64 bit version if the regular version works... Any extra information would be lovely... I really hope this stress test for half the day is not wasting simply because of a version of software... Thank you in advance
July 25, 2009 1:52:37 AM

Why don't you run the 64 bit version and let us know. The only thing Prime is really doing is making your CPU work at its limits of speed and heat. Compare what sort of temps you get 32 vs 64. If they are the same and neither crashes, I would say there is no difference between the two for stress testing.
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