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How do I stress test CPU and RAM (at the same time)?
August 23, 2017
Edited: September 5, 2017
November 24, 2022
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You can install
sudo apt install stress
Then call it with:
stress --cpu 8 --io 4 --vm 4 --vm-bytes 1024M --timeout 10s
On my conky display notice how:
- In the top section CPU utilization spikes from 3% to 100%
- In the middle the temperature spikes from 60C to 80C
- At the bottom memory spikes from normal 2.75 GiB to 6.25 GiB
stress --help for a full list of options.
A commentator requested posting the entire conky script which I did here: conky transparent