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Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
Testing pc’s performance
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Testing pc’s performance

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  1. By Cassie HughesBy Cassie Hughes
  2. WHAT? My project is going to be on the Performance of several Different PC’s, I will be testing 1-5 different computers and their performance, I expect to find the computers running under spec, have little or no space left, and have duplicates of files taking up needed space. WHAT? My project is going to be on the Performance of several Different PC’s, I will be testing 1-5 different computers and their performance, I expect to find the computers running under spec, have little or no space left, and have duplicates of files taking up needed space. WHY? To find out how to actually test the performance of a PC,To make sure they are all running correctly and up-to-spec,I will be looking at how they are running and what disk space isbeing used up and where, To make other users aware of the PC’s Performance and whatspace is on them. WHY? To find out how to actually test the performance of a PC,To make sure they are all running correctly and up-to-spec,I will be looking at how they are running and what disk space isbeing used up and where, To make other users aware of the PC’s Performance and whatspace is on them. WHERE?I will use performance manager and TreeSize to find out all the data and information I need. I will use the computers in ITeC. WHERE?I will use performance manager and TreeSize to find out all the data and information I need. I will use the computers in ITeC. HOW? I will put all the data together double check it, Put it into graphs and pie charts then present all my data and information that I find out. HOW? I will put all the data together double check it, Put it into graphs and pie charts then present all my data and information that I find out.
  3. To find this out I will use Windows Performance Manager and TreeSize
  4. TreeSize Professional is a powerful and flexible hard disk space manager Manage and clean up disk space efficiently Visualize disk usage Detailed analyses, down to all directory levels Find and remove redundant files Numerous export and reporting possibilities Manage disk space and scan your hard disks: Find out which folders are the largest on your drives and recover precious disk space. Use TreeSize as a hard disk cleanup tool - It will find the space hogs and remove them. Search for Redundant Files: The integrated versatile file search helps you find old, big, temporary, and duplicate files on drives, entire servers or the entire network. Search results can be moved, deleted or exported.
  5. You can use Windows Performance Monitor to examine how programs you run affect your computer's performance. both in real time and by collecting log data for later analysis. Windows Performance Monitor uses performance counters, event trace data, and configuration information, which can be combined into Data Collector Sets. Performance counters are measurements of system state or activity. They can be included in the Operating system or can be part of individual applications. Event trace data is collected from trace providers, which are components of the operating system or of individual applications that report actions or events.
  6. Functionality - does it work Peripherals anything that’s plugged in - mouse, keyboard Performance - task manager Resource Usage - how much memory is it using Transmission - testing the signals in the wires Connectivity - is the signal getting there okay.. Or getting lost. PING? Load Distribution - big servers sharing a network or several networks Security - passwords Stress/Burn in - see if its stable Diagnostic -
  7. For this task I will: Setup monitoring software to log PC performance (Processor and Memory). Record the data for a realistic span of time, (How long will depend on your chosen sample rate). Make sure the PC is in normal usage during this time to get realistic data. Compile the data in a spreadsheet and present on a graph. Label the graph to identify any spikes or rises and falls. Decide what figures you want to find out about the data (Maximum usage? Mean? Median? Percentage of time spent above a certain value?) Decide what levels you think represent "normal" performance. State why. Draw lines on your graph to illustrate normal performance. What levels would indicate problems?
  8. Test Reason Expected Result Actual Result Comments Windows Performance Monitoring -% Processor Use - % Committed Bytes 10 minutes sampling every 2 seconds To check that system performs normally. How much time is tied up in carrying out calculations – how heavily loaded the system is. Long enough to give general idea, sample rate short enough to catch brief spikes. Processor use < 37% (less than) Mean % Memory Use < 15 (less than) 9% 23% Was lower than I expected. Maybe I didn’t do enough or load enough things on at the time of the test. Was higher that I’d hoped for. I underestimated the memory requirements. Open up and browse Facebook (firefox) Used frequently To check performance when accessing the network/internet Processor Usage Spike <80 Memory usage increased by <20 48% Gone up by 2% Lower than I expected it to go. Only gone up slightly Open up Photoshop Common use and heavy usage Processor Usage Spike <Close to max Memory usage increased to 60% 66% 25% Not close to max.. A lot lower than I expected Much lower than I expected Open up Microsoft Word and 3 document Processor Usage Spike <80 Memory usage increased by 20% 58% 23% Much lower than I expected Only gone up slightly Launch a video on YouTube and run for 3-4 minutes To check performance when accessing the network/internet Processor Usage Spike x2 (launching the browser) <80 Processor usage spiky during video Memory usage increased to 60% 34% 27% Opened up 3 videos and it failed every time… came up with a error Eventually opened one and it ran for 3minutes. Close all applications Check that memory and processor usage back to original levels Processor to drop back to idol Memory use <20% Dropped back down to starting point. Workstation Identification: TFT2-200
  9. One of the main things that can impact on PC performance is disk space. Use a tool such as TreeSize to collect data on the current usage of disk space. Present the data as a pie chart (choose carefully whch data you will include) What percentage is taken up by Windows itself? Applications? User data? Swap file?) Make comments on your results. Could it be made more efficient or 'cleaned up'? If possible carry out the clean up and optimisation tasks. How much space have you saved? What percentage does this represent?
  10. Identify the specification of the machine. Identify the maximum memory it could take and the fastest processor the current motherboard would support (i.e. the Socket Type). Locate graphical benchmarking information for memory and processor performance improvements. (e.g. From PassMark) Work out the likely percentage improvement over the current setup. Locate cost information for upgrading memory and processor. Locate cost information for a new computer of at least that spec. Examine the data - what would be the best value for money? Upgrading or buying new?
  11. I used Crucial.com to run a memory scan my computer to give me the information I needed,
  12. As you can see after running the memory scan on crucial.com it is able to tell me that my system is - Your GA-H61M-S2PV System Specs Scan id - 6E946BE331D926C3 Memory: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-14900 Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non ECC) Maximum Memory: 16GB Current Installed Memory: 6GB Total Memory Slots: 2 Available Memory Slots: 0
  13. Guaranteed - compatible upgrades for the PC - GA-H61M-S2PV Would cost £79.99 ex. VAT £95.99 inc. VAT For that price you would get: 16Gb kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3 -12800, CL=11, Unbuffered, NON-ECC, DDR3-1600, 1.5v, 1024Meg x 64, Part #: CT2KIT102464BA160B
  14. GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA - H61M - S2PV (rev. 1.0) The fastest compatible processor with a 1155 socket is: Xeon E3-1290 v2 which is faster than the current G640 that is installed in this PC. To buy a Xeon E3-1290 v2 which is faster than the current G640 that Is installed in this PC it would cost £692.38 Inc VAT
  15. Cost Inc VAT Memory 16Gb kit (8GBx2) £95.99 Processor Xeon E3-1290 v2 £692.38 Time About a hour £30.00 Total: 817.76 Cost to upgrade: Cost of buying new: Not many Places will sell a computer with this exact spec so I found a pc which isn't exactly the same spec but its close enough with only a few differences. • It has the same memory (16GB) but also can be upgraded to 32 at a later date which is a positive, • It has a 3 TB Hard drive, SATA, 7200 rpm, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1.5 GB GDDR5 graphics card • 10 USB slots. • The only down side is the processer would be lightly slower- ntel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (3.4 GHz, 8 MB cache)
  16. Looking at that table you can see the differences in upgrading or buying a new computer. The new computer - You get a new computer Bigger hard drive Better operating system Newer version of windows But you will be spending £212.23 more. Upgrading - Same amount of RAM More Processor speed Spending £212.23 less
  17. Looking at the results even though the new computer looks better and you will be gaining a lot more from buying a new computer, I think its best to upgrade, because its a lot cheaper to do that and your still gaining and making your computer that bit better. When I did the Windows Performance test and the TreeSise the computer wasn't and still isn't fully overloaded. So an upgrade at the moment isn't needed. It is a good idea to do a Scan on your computer using Windows Performance monitor or TreeSize About once a month just to keep up-to-date on how your computer is working and how it is performing when you have so many thing running and when your doing a lot on the computer, Keeping a eye on how it is running and perfuming and how much space you have left on it.
  18. At the end write a conclusion to include: What you found out. The value of monitoring performance (supported by figures) The value of monitoring disk space and doing routine maintenance cleanup (supported by figures) Relative value/cost/benefit of upgrading vs new pc Supported by figures Were your results what you expected?

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