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Old 5th October 2011, 07:38   #1
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Dear Mates

I have been wondering about how to measure the performance of my PC / Laptop. Because this is the starting point for any tuneup exercise and also to get best from your machine. Or to plan an upgrade.

I think tuneup of PC/laptop is akin to regular servicing of automobiles so I invite my learned (really some are very good) friends to suggest the steps how to go about it.

I am aware there are some benchmarking softwares available but don't their utility or how to interpret their results.

exaples; 3dmark, passmark, vantage etc.

Please contribute for everyone's benefit.

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This depends on the purpose of PC.

E.g. :
A PC that can do amazing number crunching E.g. Encode 1080P videos in just 2 hours.
A PC that can easily run software development environment (Multiple VMs, DB / App / Web Server)
A PC that must stay on for extended period of time
A PC that should be as silent as possible

Some tasks require Faster CPU (or GPU), others requires Insane amount of IO, and some require large amount of RAM.
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This depends on the purpose of PC.

E.g. :
A PC that can do amazing number crunching E.g. Encode 1080P videos in just 2 hours.
A PC that can easily run software development environment (Multiple VMs, DB / App / Web Server)
A PC that must stay on for extended period of time
A PC that should be as silent as possible

Some tasks require Faster CPU (or GPU), others requires Insane amount of IO, and some require large amount of RAM.
I am sorry for the ignorance.
This got me more confused.

usage wise priorities are

1.fastboot
2. net browsing
3. ms office usage
4. normal audio/video
5.mail/chat

Now how to go about it ?

Cheers
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I am sorry for the ignorance.
This got me more confused.

usage wise priorities are

1.fastboot
2. net browsing
3. ms office usage
4. normal audio/video
5.mail/chat

Now how to go about it ?

Cheers
Upgrade to a SSD and they all should run plenty fast.
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usage wise priorities are
1.fastboot
2. net browsing
This is very common usage. And MOST difficult to benchmark we are not measuring anything specific. Only thing that can be measured is boot time.

However, there would not be significant difference between recent configurations. At a high level:

1. 6 GB RAM
2. SSD for Boot drive (c
3. Normal Hard Disk for rest of stuff
4. Entry level Graphics card
5. Recent CPU and motherboard

Should be sufficient for your needs.

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