How to Test a Computer for Windows 10 Performance
Hello! Many PC owners often find themselves thinking that their machine is not working fast enough, so to speak, “freezes”.
In this case, it is worth testing your “iron friend” and identifying the reason for this behavior. Today I will tell you how to check computer performance. But first, let’s decide why this should be done.
Why is verification necessary?
Spend valuable time on tests for several reasons:
- Checking will allow you to understand what tasks your computer can easily perform and which tasks are difficult for it.
- If you are going to purchase a new PC or laptop, then using the results of the check, you can choose the most suitable model that will meet all your needs.
- You will find out which of the components are slow, and you can replace them during the upgrade.
- You can compare the characteristics of your computer with the PC of one of your friends and find out whose PC is the most powerful.
How to do it?
Well, checking performance is a very necessary and important thing, but how do you know the speed, how can it be measured? In order to find out the speed of the computer, you will need a PC with Windows installed on it, the usual set of applications for this OS and my instructions, which I will describe below.
You can verify using three simple methods:
- Using the Windows Performance Level Index
- Using the Windows Task Manager, which should already be familiar to you.
- based on the use of special programs.
Let’s consider each of them in detail.
Windows has one extremely useful utility called “Performance index". This application measures the performance of your PC, shows an assessment of each and, of course, generally evaluates the performance of the system. over, the size of the overall indicator does not exceed the smallest indicator among the elements.
In the 7, 8 versions of Windows and Vista in the Control Panel, you need the "Counters and Performance Tools" section (in Windows xp, performance cannot be checked in this way).
If we talk about the 7th version: the maximum score is 7.9, the average is from 3.5 to 5. If the performance level index is more than five, then you can not worry about anything. However, if the indicators are below the "3.5" rating, then your PC should either be replaced with a new one, or upgrade the old one (which will be much cheaper).
In Vista, the maximum is 5.9, and in 8-ke. 9.9.
On Windows 8.1 and 10, performance testing is done using PowerShell. To open it in the search bar on the start screen, write “PowerShell”, in the search results, right-click on the icon of the found utility and select the line “Run as administrator” in the context menu.
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In Windows PowerShell, type winsat formal and press Enter. As a result of these actions, you will see the following:
There is one small feature: if you are doing a test on a laptop, it is necessary that it be connected to a 220V network, otherwise the program will give an error.
The whole process may take several minutes, and the result will be saved here:
C: \ Windows \ Performance \ WinSAT \ DataStore \. Formal.Assessment (Recent) WinSAT.xml.
It is not possible to test the system in Windows PowerShell without administrator rights, you can only see the performance ratings set as a result of the previous test. For this, write "Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSAT" and press Enter. As a result, you will see:
If you want to have an extremely accurate idea of what the speed of your system is, then this method will be most convenient for you. Its main advantage over the above is that it is able to demonstrate not only how fast the computer itself is, but also what speed its individual elements have.
To determine the quality of work in this way, you must perform the following steps:
- Press Alt, Ctrl, Delete at the same time.
- Click on "Task Manager".
- In the task manager, select the tab called "Performance".
In "Performance" you will see how fully functioning your computer. If the level of quality of his work is insufficient, then you can try to upgrade your car.
The graphs allow you to determine what the slow operation of the PC is connected with: CPU load or lack of RAM. The green line indicates excellent work, the yellow line indicates an acceptable level, but if the line is red, then urgent measures are needed.
This method consists in using special programs. There are special applications that are designed specifically to collect data about the state of the computer.
It’s just a bunch of all kinds of tests, numbers and information. Using these products, you can get the most comprehensive data on the performance of your PC. What kind of programs are these? Here is a list of those that I have used at least once:
Everest. Designed primarily for analyzing PC configurations, however, it provides a large number of different tests.
SiSoftware Sandra. At the moment, the most optimal option if you want to test the level of performance.
3Dmark. His main specialization is testing computer graphics cards. It consists of a huge number of different texturing tests, working with 3D modeling, etc. There is also a comprehensive testing option, reminiscent of a video game, which is not played by you, but by the program. In the course of her work, she gives an assessment of the stability of the graphics card during significant loads, measures the frame rate.
PCmark. This is a lightweight software designed for limited use. It serves only to test performance. Allows you to perform integrated testing of any component of the PC. The main feature is the ability to compare the performance of your own computer with the average rate in the world.
You can download these programs on the official Internet resources of their developers online.
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Well, that’s all, dear friends! In the end, I would like to tell you about a training course, the effectiveness of which I was able to "test" on myself. We are talking about the course "Secrets of successful work at the computer."
The presentation presented differs from a huge number of other similar courses primarily in the author’s high professionalism and ease of presentation. All the intricacies of working on a PC are stated so simply and understandably that even people of advanced age who, as you know, shy away from modern technology, turn into experienced users in a couple of months of training.
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