Good OSX Stress Test?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VirtualRain, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    What's a good stress test for OSX that can max out an Octo and generate some heat?

    Back in the day, I used Prime95 on Windows for stability and cooling system testing... what's the best choice under OSX?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Try opening a few Terminal windows and typing "yes" into each of them, that should be a good stress test.
     
  3. bblrsn1234 macrumors newbie

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  4. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Play a song in iTunes for about 10 minutes. It will bump your CPU temperatures by over 20C and lower the performance of your Mac Pro by 20% or more. Thanks Apple!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
  5. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Install BOINC and crunch some date for world community grid. That will definately max out your system.
     
  6. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmmm.....

    Send a 1080p H.264 render job to Compressor using all 8 cores in a virtual cluster? At least CPU wise, that seems to bring an Octo to its knees.
     
  8. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to really push 100% on all procs/threads download get a copy of maxwell render (trial should work) and download the scene from benchwell.com, maxwell render will stress 98-100% cpu while rendering
     

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