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Consume.exe - Windows 2003 Resource Kit Utility

Utility    Description
Consume.exe - Memory Consumers Tool   

Used to simulate the consumption of machine resources such as physical memory, page file memory, disk space, CPU time and kernel pool for the purpose of stress tests. Works in Windows 2003 only.
-physical-memory - Consumes physical memory so that applications are forced to operate on lowered amounts.
-page-file - Uses up the page file.
-disk-space - Uses up available disk space.
-cpu-time - Uses up processor time by created 128 threads.
-kernel-pool - Uses up as much of the kernel pool as possible.
-time Seconds - Used in conjunction with the above, this switch specifies the amount of time to consume the specified resource.