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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Pushing your Mac to the max!

HighLoad is a great application for detecting something wrong with your computer. It is actually being used by the Genius in the Apple Stores to find issues. It is especially good with intermittent problems. The application is not designed to give you the info about what went wrong however, but it can prove you that everything is going fine or you can check the logs to find precisely what's the problem. The application also lets you rebuild the Spotlight index and clear the system cache. You can learn more or download HighLoad here from MacUpdate.

8 Comments:

Blogger Dominic P. Tremblay said...

I use HighLoad all the time to diagnose my system. It is a great program. That way, I don't need to start heavy rendering just to push the processors and hard drive to the max. Thanks for the tip!

February 3, 2008 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I have not heard of this one so I really appreciate the heads up on this one. I check out a lot of programs from MacUpdate and VersionTracker plus other sites that promote software. This program has not shown up on those lists yet.

I've been looking for something to test the memory in my system. I have been having issues with Parallels and now I'll be able to make sure the RAM I just purchased is good.

Thanks again!

February 3, 2008 at 3:58 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

useful! I will be testing this out for sure.

February 3, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

So, does HighLand check the software or the hardware? Also, if it does check the software, does it check to make sure it is working like other computers? For example, in Safari, if I type a space in a text box it will scroll down the screen like it should if I wasn't in a text box. Will HighLand tell me what's wrong?

Thanks
MacTipper
My Mac-Tipping Blog

February 3, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger T said...

is this leopard compatible?

February 3, 2008 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Raully said...

anyone know how exactly to evaluate your computer's problems with this software? any tutorials?

February 4, 2008 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

@T: I ran a RAM test last night on my Leopard based Mac Pro and it worked just fine. I would have to say that it works fine with Leopard.

February 4, 2008 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger T said...

thanks dave!

February 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM  

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