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Stress testing is a form of testing that is used to determine the stability of a given system or entity.

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How to reduce free memory to certain number for specific time duration

I want to stress memory for certain time duration. I am checking memory usage with vmstat -s and using tail /dev/zero command but tail /dev/zero times out in about 60s and it fills out memory randomly....
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Installing The Stress Terminal UI, s-tui

From reading some other threads on here, I learned about the existence of s-tui. Here is some more information about it https://github.com/amanusk/s-tui#simple-installation However, when I type the ...
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16.04 Stress Test

I am putting together a desktop for a 13 year old nephew with 3GB RAM and a single core 3.2 Ghz CPU (originally outfitted with Windows Vista). I have reviewed the system requirements for 16.04. An ...
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How do I stress test CPU and RAM (at the same time)?

I've searched the net and came across the Ubuntu wiki saying stress-ng --matrix 0 is supposed the best. But there are dedicated stressors for CPU and RAM (looking at man). Any ideas which one is ...
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How to test individual RAM modules with memtest86?

I bought a used PC that is quite old and decided to test the RAM with memtest86 (ran for about 3.5 hrs) using a live USB but it seems that only one module (the first one in slot 0 which is the slower ...
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If I (Theoretically, never actually would) pulled out the boot disk of a Ubuntu 16.04 machine, what would happen as it began to fail? [duplicate]

Obviously it will stop working.. but what would go first, how long till it halts etc. Lets say we're at the desktop with no running programs. Assuming disk is not hot-pluggable.
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Ubuntu 16.04: CPU Stress test

I have Lenovo Thinkpad E531, Core i3. I feel my machine is not working properly, Like opening applications, File to file opening, Everything takes a bit extra time both on linux and windows, But now i ...
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CPU stress testing with “stress”

I'm planning to stress test my OCed AMD Athlon X4 880K from a live session. I've heard about the "stress" tool. How is it used for CPU stress testing? I plan to monitor temps with lm_sensors. Do you ...
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Mono runtime works for LOIC, why not for HOIC

I downloaded both hoic and loic on ubuntu and used mono runtime to use loic but it doesn't work for hoic. Why is this? Is there a solution that does not include using wine?
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Is it possible to run stress at the same time as vmstat/iostat etc?

I have written two scripts-one to stress the system and one to run vmstat etc. I am able to get the file outputs for vmstat etc but am not able to get the ones for stress as it tells me that the file ...
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Is there a way I can artificially heat up my machine to do some cooling testing?

So I have a case mod that I have been working on. It's a small form factor so I require a creative way to cool the system. I am in the testing stages so I am looking for the best way to crank up the ...
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Overclock monitoring and stress testing tools in Ubuntu

I would like to know what tools are available to Ubuntu users for monitoring the overclock done in the BIOS and to stress-test the machine. Tools for the following: 1) Tool to reliably read actual ...