Review: SystemLoad for Mac fires up your processor to diagnose cooling and power issues

Test your processor's performance and find out whether your cooling fan is effective using SystemLoad for Mac.

SystemLoad for Mac helps you diagnose cooling and power supply issues before they become major problems. Straightforward and streamlined, this app is not limited to tech experts but can be installed by any Mac user who wants to test out his or her processor.

SystemLoad for Mac installs quickly and greets you with a straightforward interface that allows you to easily generate additional processor load by using a drop-down box and a slider. You can choose how many processors to diagnose, as well as how much of a load to give them. Also, you can put a constant load on processors or play with the voltage supply circuits. Once the app is up and running, you must launch the activity monitor in OS X to view a graph with each processor load and test cooling and power supply viability. If you're not sure how to interpret the data, the Help section accessible through the app menu will no doubt come in handy.

A capable processor diagnosis tool, SystemLoad for Mac is useful if you want to check the performance of your processor and ensure that the cooling fan does its job. The app is easy to use and stable, making it a good choice for any Mac user.

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