Test the performance of your Windows 10 PC

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pc performance test

Last updated: February 20, 2023

Everyone likes to make a performance test of his PC under Windows 10. The model of its motherboard, the references of the processor, the technical characteristics of the graphics card.  

To know everything about your computer et do a performance test, AIDA64 is the program for you.

AIDA64 for Windows 10 allows you to list your devices, automatically search the latest pilots, to test and compare the power of your equipment. An essential software if you are a maintenance technician or if you are used to being called by your family in case of problem with their computer.

In a few seconds, AIDA64 allows you to know everything about your equipment, your software, your drivers, your BIOS or your registry. Thanks to its Benchmark integrated, it will also be able to gauge the power of your components or perform a "stress test". This PC performance test in fact allows you to fully run the resources of your machine to the point of crash your pc.

The goal is not to break your PC, but just to reveal its weaknesses ( PC heats up, incorrect voltage, incorrectly installed software, etc.)

Of course, AIDA64 is fully compatible with Windows 10 but it is also compatible with Windows 7 and XP. The program is paid for, but its 30-day trial version allows you to test most of the features. Largely enough to form an opinion.

How to use AIDA64?

Step 1: Download AIDA64

First of all download AIDA64, choose the version that suits you, you can choose an installable version or a portable version to put on a USB key. The Business and Engineering versions differ very little from the consumer version so opt for AIDA 64 Extreme.

Step 2: Identify your computer hardware

Knowing the parts of your computer is one thing, but knowing what is really on your stomach is another. In the Performance category, you will have different tools to test the performance of your processor, your RAM, and your computer's ability to calculate floating point numbers (FPUs). For each PC performance test, you will have available the measurements made on components other than yours to compare.

Step 3: Perform a thorough PC performance test

What happens when your computer is pushed to its limits? The "stress test" will run your processors, RAM, graphics card and hard drive at 100% to see the reactions of your system. This involves checking the correct operation of the fans, the Temperature control, voltage correction or write errors on thestorage space. You can of course control these items one by one.

Finally, a simplistic performance test is integrated. In short, a powerful and complete software as we would like to see more often.