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I am looking for some program to create CPU / RAM utilization on a WIndows box

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I am looking to test some alarm theshholds and need to create conditions where CPU and RAM are at %100 , do you know of any free software that can do this ?????????


thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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by:Jelle Dedoyard
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If you want to role out to many server : nagios.

http://www.nagios.com/
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Sanga Collins earned 500 total points
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Prime95 is a stress test tool for windows. It should be able to get you to 100% so you can test your thresholds
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ow sorry nagios does not do so. I didnt understand fully. I thought you wanted to be warned on certain tresholds.
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A good tool for this is "Passmark BurnInTest" but unfortunately it's not freeware.
http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm

A free alternative might be HeavyLoad.
http://www.jam-software.com/heavyload/
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An alternative is to use 2 visual basic scripts.
Create a file called "CPUTest.vbs" with the following text:
Do While True
Loop

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CPU Test
Run "CPUTest.vbs" with wscript.exe (double-click on the script).
The script will generate a full CPU load on 1 core of the CPU.
If you have more CPU cores simply start the script more times.
To stop the CPU load simply kill all "wscript.exe" processes.

Memory Test
Create a file called "MemoryTest.vbs" with the following text:
Do
  Set oDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
  oDict.Add True, oDict
  Set oDict = Nothing
Loop

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Run "MemoryTest.vbs" with wscript.exe (double-click on the script).
The script does contain a memory leak and the process "wscript.exe" will occupy as much memory as it can get.
When the computer becomes very low on physical memory Windows will starts to page to the disk.
So please be careful and make sure that you won't let the process run to long as otherwise your system might crash.
Keep the Windows "Task Manager" open looking at the Available Memory and also look at the "wscript.exe" process and assigned memory.
By killing the "wscript.exe" process (End task) the occupied memory resources will become available again and paging will stop.
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Can you please give an update ?
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thanks and sorry for the delay
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