How To Check Computer Performance Using Windows 10 Built-in Feature?

Run benchmark test on Windows 10 PC without using benchmarking software. Now Windows OS have a free PC speed test tool

No doubt benchmarking is the best way to check computer performance. Running PC speed test gives you an overview on PC internal like hard drive performance, RAM size, CPU speed, GPU performance, etc.

If you are overclocking your PC to play games or simply want to compare your system performance score online with your friend. Then the benchmarking test also shows you the CPU and GPU temperature along with PC fan speed.

While running benchmarking stress tests the tools put a load to check maximum CPU temperature. If you are a gamer then you can also see how far your GPU temperature goes under load and lastly, you can also monitor your PC fan speed RPM.

Well benchmarking is the best language to translate the performance number easily. You can download the best PC benchmarking programs that are free and easy to use. However, Windows 10 has a built-in performance monitor to run benchmark tests and then report to you some key statistics.

In this article, we will be showing you how you can check computer performance by running benchmark tests on Windows using its native feature.

How to Run and Check Computer Performance (Benchmark) Test on Windows

You need to run a resource and performance monitor on your Windows 10 PC. It’s a free built-in diagnostic utility to check computer performance that shows you important information.

Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard and type “perfmon /report”. Or simply type performance monitor in the search bar to open this utility.

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A window will open with the message “collecting data” for the next 60 seconds.

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Once the scan is finished click on the Diagnostic Results tab. Here you’ll find the reports consisting of the following subsections:

This report also includes suggestions for ways to maximize computer performance and streamline system operation.

Warning: This section comes up if there are any warnings of issues the computer is facing. It provides related links to more information about the situation and how to solve it.

Informational: Provides some more information about the processor, network cards, etc,

Basic System Checks: This shows you the information of the OS, Disks, Security Center related information, System Services, Hardware, and Drivers.

Resource Overview: This section will give you an overview of the major parts of your system including the CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network. It uses red, amber, or green lights to indicate the severity of the issues and provides details on the current status of the system.

Alternate Way To Monitor PC Performance

If the windows performance monitor doesn’t prove much useful to you then you have the option of a wide variety of tools. Many popular computer benchmarking tools are free and support windows 10 PC.

You can choose and download any of the following on your computer;

  1. Prime95
  2. SiSoftware Sandra
  3. NovaBench
  4. UserBenchmark

These are the best tools to overclock PC plus you can also benchmark CPU and GPU with them. All you have to do is to click on “Start benchmark test” and wait for the result.

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