Your boys are game enthusiasts hence; weekend is a family bonding, time to play all the exciting games their heart desires. It is indeed a wonderful day, all is set when suddenly, your PC’s screen became pixelated as if not moving and the game could not load. You have done everything; turned off the PC and turned back on, cleaned up the PC and checked the video card, still nothing happens. The supposedly happy family day turned out to be a very bad day full of disappointment.
Most would think that the scenario or the computer’s performance is caused by a poor memory capacity or CPU frequency or can even be brought about by poor video card however; at times administering PC Benchmark Test will allow a user to assess performance, to classify possible blockage, and to pick operational system upgrades.
Memory and CPU advancement can aid in some conditions, upgrading the graphics board or the storage subsystem will still make a difference most of the time. That is, if you are looking for a noticeable development on how the system responds or improvement in the gaming performance.
Let’s say that you already ran a series of PC Benchmark Test and were able to identify the devices that were causing the system slow down, you will be able to select the upgrading action you can take for you latest system. This is the same principle as that of the Task Manager. You can check which among the program is not working or responding and may have the power to terminate it allowing the computer to read and function faster.
There are many things you need to consider before performing a benchmark and definitely these are factors that concern both the hardware and software of a computer. This way, you will be able to avoid the possible damage that the process may cause the system and to make sure that you will get the accurate and steady results.
Below are some of the aspects you need to do:
- Check all the significant components are in good condition and are working properly as most of the PC Benchmark test put importance on each specific component.
- Consider the software: applications, limitations for operating system and drivers must be satisfied to guarantee precise and repeatable benchmark results.
- Delete all the Temporary Internet Files that could obstruct with the benchmark process. To clear the temporary internet files and the pre-fetch data before administering the test check the path in C:WindowsPrefetch, and temporary files in C:WindowsTemp and C:Users[username]AppDataLocalTemp
- Shut down, close any running, and open applications that may still be processing in the background before deleting all or any temporary files.
Individual components contributes in a system’s overall performance, the memory, CPU or processor, storage configuration and the graphics board normally play a huge role for most users. Whichever is the most imperative component depends on any specific case and is affected by the user’s usage pattern. In the case above, an upgraded video card may be better than an upgraded memory.