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Assess your PC with PC Performance Monitor

What's going on inside your PC?

To help you work out what will and won’t run on your PC and to give you a general overview of how well it is performing, PC Advisor has introduced a free diagnostic tool. PC Performance Monitor profiles up to three computers, keeping you up to date with the goings on in your system’s innards.

PC Performance Monitor applications

4. The Network Monitor widget allows you to track the average and peak traffic across a network. Network metrics data from the exo.repository is extracted and compared to a series of user-definable thresholds. The resulting values are displayed as a daily or weekly graph for each data point category.

PC Performance Monitor: Step 4

5. Once the PC appears in the System list, select it. Select a network card from the drop-down list and click the Results tab at the top of the widget. Use the drop-down list on page 2 of the application to customise the analysis methodology. You'll see an index of the sampled data versus your settings.

PC Performance Monitor: Step 5

6. Next up is the Process Monitor widget. This tool allows you to track the runtime performance of a single process on the PC you elected to monitor. When sufficient data is gathered, details are presented as an index of sampled data versus the thresholds defined on the results pane in the Widget Configuration dialog.

PC Performance Monitor: Step 6

7. To properly use the Process Monitor widget, first select the desired target system and process, then click the Results tab. To customise the analysis methodology, including how the data is aggregated (average or peak, say), use the drop-down lists on page 2 to adjust the various category thresholds.

PC Performance Monitor: Step 7

NEXT PAGE: System Monitor and Tasks & Alerts


  1. What's going on inside your PC?
  2. How to use PC Performance Monitor
  3. PC Performance Monitor applications
  4. System Monitor, and Tasks & Alerts
  5. Testing for Windows 7 compatibility

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