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Benchmarking software... do you have a fave?

By Jessie ·
Hi all!

Long time, no post, I know. I've been crazy busy! My boss has asked me to find an inexpensive (preferably free) benchmarking software we can use on our Windows based desktop/laptop systems to test when they first get staged and then again if they start having issues. I'm turning to the most intelligent group of folks I know to help me find one. I would prefer something that can be run off a thumbdrive or network drive without having to install a program and that will give me a halfway decent report that I can print out for each machine. I've done some looking around, but haven't really found anything that looks like just what I need.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.


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Hey, Jessie

by NickNielsen In reply to Benchmarking software... ...

You not shaving again this year?

Since I don't build systems any more, I don't have a current fave, but I used to use AIDA32. Some other freeware (I think) benchmarkers:

AIDA32 - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/aida32.html

QwikMark - http://www.vtaskstudio.com/support.php#tools

CPU-Z - http://www.softsea.com/review/Portable-CPU-Z.html

Passmark Performance Test - Haven't used it, but have heard good things. It's $24 a license from http://www.passmark.com/sales/index.php

Check these sites for portable (and usually free) benchmark software:



I used this search to find these sites: http://www.google.com/search?q=portable+benchmarking+software&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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Hiya Nick!

by Jessie In reply to Hey, Jessie

Nope. Not shaving this year. My hair is finally getting long enough that the hubby likes me again.

How is it that your google search turned up so much more than my "Windows Benchmarking software" search did? You have MAD google skills my friend!

This is very helpful. A couple of those look like exactly what I need. I'll dl and have a look.


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Rule number one for software searches

by NickNielsen In reply to Hiya Nick!

No matter what you're looking for, let Google assume Windows.

For whatever reason, any Google search that includes "Windows" as one of the search terms will result in a large number of microsoft.com links on the first few pages. If you leave it out, you get what you're looking for.

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by NickNielsen In reply to Hiya Nick!

I thought I added you to my contacts last year. Must be organic parity error.

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