"Stress-Testing" a 2014 Mac Mini - without AHT Extended

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mad cow disease, May 16, 2016.

  1. mad cow disease macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    I just bought a 2014 Mac Mini off of eBay through a "new" seller, and it is out of warranty. I'd like to be able to put it through its paces, but without installing all kinds of software on it. In the days before Apple Diagnostics, I would just fire up Apple Hardware Test, put it on the extended run, and let it loop for 24-36 hours...if it crashed/failed within that period, well, I had my answer.

    The "new & improved" Apple Diagnostics is not capable of this, it seems. Can anybody suggest a 3rd-party alternative?
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I don't know of any single piece of software that does it all.

    Furmark for GPU stress test
    Handbrake for CPU all cores stress test
    Memtest86 for memory testing

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