Any way to max out CPU usage?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ouimetnick, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    So I want to see how high the temps get on my laptop with the new AS5 application. I know of a free program on windows that maxes out the CPu to 100% usage, but any app exist for OSX? I using SL. I have been ripping my home DVDs all day, but doing the same 3 over, gets old quick. Do any of you know any free app that will stress the CPU? Also is there an App that will stress the GPU?

    Thanks, and I know this is a stupid question.

    -ouimetnick
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Try CPUTest. Just make sure you have the number of instances set to the number of cores you have.
     
  3. arrash macrumors member

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    Open terminal and type yes > \dev\null and hit enter. If you have dual cores, open a second window of terminal and do the same command again.

    Oops, wrong slash. It's /dev/null
     
  4. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    Then how would you stop ot? Woul you quit termainal? Restart the machiene?
     
  5. trojanvillage macrumors member

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    for a little heat

    it's called Flash. Play a few videos. ;):apple:
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Just do ctrl+c on each terminal to quit each instance of the "yes" program.
     

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