Sometimes you need to generate 100 percent CPU use, or memory exhaustion, or slow system response due to high disk I/O.


“CPU Stress” (aka cpustress.exe) is at . It can use up from 1-4 logical processors.

Need to use up all your memory? See . TestLimit can soak up varying amounts of RAM.

SQLIO can generate lots of disk activity. (SQL Server people like to test with it, hence, the name.)