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HeavyLoadv3.4

Free Stress Test Tool for Your PC

Changes in V3.4: (22 Aug 2016)

Please note: Windows XP and Server 2003 are no longer supported.

Bugfix: The test method "Stress GPU" was unable to load textures to produce GPU utilization with current OpenGL drivers. The component used to produce the textures has been updated.

Bugfix: Under Windows 10 individual CPU cores could not be utilized separately. This error has been fixed. The load threads allocated now explicitly individual CPU cores.

Bugfix: The base load of HeavyLoad (when running without active tests) could be reduced to less than 5%. The load was caused by the calculation of real free memory in the StatusBar.

The "Simulate Disc Access" test now uses the latest version of TreeSize Free (v3.4.5).

A few minor fixes have been incorporated.

 

Changes in V3.3.1: (15 April 2014)

The "Simulate Disc Access" test now uses the latest version of TreeSize Free (V3.0.1).

Bugfix: An error occurring when HeavyLoad was started with GPU stress test via command line has been fixed.

Bugfix: A representation error of the shortcuts in the options dialog occurring when the Windows classic theme was used has been fixed.

A few minor fixes have been incorporated.

 

Changes in V3.3: (26 November 2013)

The test method "Allocate Memory" has been revised. HeavyLoad will now hold the threshold much more stable than before.

HeavyLoad is now also available as a native 64-bit application. RAM values greater than 2 GB can now be allocated.

Usability improvement: Options can now be controlled via shortcuts.

Portable version: The test file will no longer be saved to a non-existing path.

The "Simulate Disc Access" test now uses the latest version of TreeSize Free (V2.7).

Bugfix (Portable Version): An error occurring when switching to a system with fewer CPU cores has been fixed.

A few minor fixes have been incorporated.

 

Changes in V3.2: (October 2012)

The current settings of HeavyLoad can now be copied as command line parameters to the clipboard via choosing "Misc" in the options dialog.

A new command line parameter /AUTOEXIT has been added. It is now possible to let the program automatically terminate if the time which was set by the parameter /DURATION has passed.

The number of cores used for the CPU stress test can now be set via the command line parameter /CPU (n).

The threshold value of available memory in MB can now be set via the command line parameter /MEMORY (n).

The threshold value of available disc space in MB can now be set via the command line parameter /FILE (n).

A new command line parameter /TESTFILEPATH ("\path") has been added. It enables users to set the path the testfile will be saved to.

The 3D cube from the GPU stress test scales with window size now.

The check for update function now redirects to the HeavyLoad download site if a newer version is available.

Bugfix: HeavyLoad GUI will no longer freeze when starting from command line with "/CPU /GPU" options.

A few minor bug fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

Changes in V3.1: (Mai 2012)

A stress test for the GPU has been added to HeavyLoad.

Frames per second are displayed while the GPU test is running.

You can now choose to install HeavyLoad as portable version e.g. on a USB stick (the settings will be stored in the application path).

The compatibility for multi-core processors has been improved.

The count of stressed CPU cores is now adjustable.

The thread priority of the tests may be changed now.

The directory the test file will be saved to can now be specified.

The test file will be overwritten once the threshold is reached.

Opening the help file from the "Options" dialog by pressing the "F1" key is now possible.

The options dialog has been completely redesigned.

The user interface has been revised.

A few minor bug fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

Changes in V3.0: (November 2010)

The user interface has been redesigned.

HeavyLoad is now available as a German version.

HeavyLoad can now be called with command line parameters.

HeavyLoad can now allocate the complete physical memory on systems with more than 2GB Memory.

The chart now displays the free space of the system partition.

The duration of the test may be set in the Options dialog.

The values for remaining disk capacity and memory can be defined.

It is possible to determine the speed in which the temporary test file is written and the memory is allocated.

Added function to check for available updates.

HeavyLoad now stores a user's settings in an XML file in the user's profile.

The support for Windows 2000 has been dropped because Microsoft dropped it in July 2010.

Bugfix: The temporary test file can now be deleted in all situations.

Bugfix: The temporary test file can now be written constantly even if the test option "allocate memory" is active.

Bugfix: The free memory chart now displays the correct value on systems with more than 4GB memory.

A few minor bug fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

 

Changes in V2.4.1: (Dec 2009)

Full support for Windows 7.

Some minor changes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

 

Changes in V2.4: (Jun 2008)

The full capacity of multi-core processors is used.

Full support for Windows Server 2008.

Installer has been added.

Fixed a problem occurring when multiple instances of HeavyLoad are running.

Some minor changes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

 

Changes in V2.3.1: (Jan 2008)

Improved help functionality.

 

 

Changes in V2.3: (Apr 2007)

Full support for Windows Vista.

A test runtime timer was added.

Some minor changes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

 

Changes in V2.2: (Jan 2007)

Solved a problem with Windows Vista.

Some minor changes and improvements have been incorporated.

 

 

Changes in V2.1: (Feb 2006)

Name of the test procedure, CPU usage and free memory displayed in status bar.

Program starts centered, screen layout modified.

 

 

Changes in V2.0: (Dec 2002)

Added chart.

Added toolbar and about dialog.

Possibility to select test procedures individually.

Screensaver and power saving are disabled during the test.

 

 

Changes in V1.0: (Jan 1999)

First public release.