prime95.exe

Process name: GIMPS Distributed Computing Client

Application using this process: The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)


prime95.exe

Process name: GIMPS Distributed Computing Client

Application using this process: The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)


prime95.exe


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Process name: GIMPS Distributed Computing Client

Application using this process: The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)

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What is prime95.exe doing on my computer?

Prime95.exe is part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) distributed computing project. This client process receives computing tasks from the central GIMPS server, runs computations using the CPU's idle time, and uploads results to the GIMPS server. This is a non-essential process. Terminating the process will interrupt your computer's participation in the GIMPS project.
Non-system processes like prime95.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
prime95.exe

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Is prime95.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
prime95.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove prime95.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. prime95.exe is used by 'The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)'.This is an application created by 'Just For Fun Software, Inc.'. To stop prime95.exe permanently uninstall 'The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is prime95.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is prime95.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.



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