I want to stress test my MBP

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

  1. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2005
    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

    Jun 15, 2007
    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

    Aug 13, 2005
    What does that command do?
  4. cobravap macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    There is also SuperPi available if your the nerdy type....not sure if thats whawt you want.
  5. HenryE macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    This is a 3 year old thread. ;)
  7. scrubling macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2012
    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

    Sep 3, 2013
    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

    Nov 22, 2005
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    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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