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  1.    16 Sep 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Again, I will reiterate what I said earlier:

    If you've never run Prime95 before, and are looking to investigate overclocking on your system, I would suggest starting a thread here, and get some help from the experts:
    PC Custom Builds and Overclocking - Windows 10 Forums
    It can be a touchy thing, and you can totally bork your system if you don't know what you're doing.
    Thanks, but I posted that link to show further evidence that it must be safe since it was directly linked to from "tenforums.com".
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  2.    16 Sep 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    Thanks, but I posted that link to show further evidence that it must be safe since it was directly linked to from "tenforums.com".
    Oh right. But I thought we already determined that?
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  3.    17 Sep 2016 #23
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    You can use the Chrome plugin WOT to check web site security. Always virus check any file you down load.
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  4.    17 Sep 2016 #24
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    Hi:

    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    Thanks, but I posted that link to show further evidence that it must be safe since it was directly linked to from "tenforums.com".
    I think the consensus is that Prime95 is safe to download and install, from a security/malware standpoint.
    The point that @simrick and others (including myself) have tried to make is that the program is designed primarily for use by those wishing to overclock their systems.
    Overclocking, as pointed out already, can completely ruin a system if not done properly.

    So, the fundamental question is: WHY do you want to use Prime95?
    If it is to overclock your system then, as @simrick has suggested, it might be advisable to seek guidance from experts in the special forum area dedicated to that undertaking:

    PC Custom Builds and Overclocking - Windows 10 Forums

    That is all.

    Good luck!
    MM
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  5.    28 Sep 2016 #25
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    This is the link I used to download Prime95 by the way: GIMPS - Free Prime95 software downloads - PrimeNet
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  6.    29 Sep 2016 #26
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    That is the correct site.
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