I want to stress test my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Papajohn56, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    I know for windows there's a GUI for Prime95, but I can't seem to find one for Mac OS X. I really want to see if it can handle it. Anyone know about this?
     
  2. mayoko185 macrumors member

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    If you just want to max out the cpu for a period of time open two terminals and type in "yes > /dev/null" in each one, close the terminal windows when done. I am unaware of something exactly like prime for mac os though.
     
  3. Papajohn56 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does that command do?
     
  4. cobravap macrumors regular

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    There is also SuperPi available if your the nerdy type....not sure if thats whawt you want.
     
  5. HenryE macrumors newbie

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    No idea on what to do if you wanted a benchmark, but if you just want a stress test, try getting blender 3D [www.blender.org], flip into edit mode, subdivide an object multiple times to get a high face count, then render it. It will use your CPU to the max and it will provide lovely images of a cube.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    This is a 3 year old thread. ;)
     
  7. scrubling macrumors newbie

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    The more solutions to issues the better. I came across this thread through a google search and was provided the answer from the three year old post. :)
     
  8. dk15213 macrumors newbie

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    Do not use CPUTest for retina MBP

    Do not use CPUTest with rMBP + OS X 10.9. I tried it and it did stress the CPU, but did not correctly shut down after I clicked stop and exited the program. Couldn't even force quit through Activity Monitor. Had to restart.
     
  9. rontheancient macrumors regular

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  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Lmao to the 7 year grave robbery!!

    The correct answer to stressing a CPU in osx is post 2.

    Tho remember you need to type the command 2 times per core.
     

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