Solved Program to find the bottleneck in PC?

September 9, 2009 at 17:24:15
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD 64 Dual Core

I was wondering if there's a program that goes through all my hardware, tests it, and then comes back and tells me what the bottleneck of my PC is... hardware or a piece of software that is slowing it down. I've tried benchmarking and burnin tools, but they don't do what I'm looking for. I want a tool that goes through and tests all of the common hardware and software locations that commonly slow down the pc, has benchmarks compared to perfect running pcs, so it can tell me what is slowing down my pc.

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September 9, 2009 at 17:33:12
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The "Windows Experience Index" should give you a starting point.


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September 9, 2009 at 18:06:03
Well here's what it says about my computer...

More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 4.8 2.5
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 2.94 GB 4.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M 3.0
Gaming graphics 1071 MB Total available graphics memory 2.5
Primary hard disk 159GB Free (454GB Total) 5.7
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium


Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Total amount of system memory 2.94 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes


Total size of hard disk(s) 466 GB
Disk partition (C:) 159 GB Free (454 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 2 GB Free (12 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Total available graphics memory 1071 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1007 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better


Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
Network Adapter Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8

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September 9, 2009 at 18:08:58
As you can tell, the specs of the computer are good. It just goes so slow. I've scanned for spyware and nothing. I've slimmed down the boot as much as possible with msconfig. It just seems like there has to be a tool like what I'm looking for that would have benchmarks that I can compare to other computers with common bottle necks of computers to compare to find where the problem is at... Maybe the program would have definitions to download and also can for spyware or software packages that have common memory leaks or problems that slow down computers.

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September 11, 2009 at 12:31:11
The weak component of your laptop is the video chipset; the most common "bottleneck" found in a laptop.

There's nothing you can do about it either unless you buy a new laptop that's geared towards gaming.


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September 11, 2009 at 17:14:48
There's a handful of benchmark utilities out there if you're looking to gauge your machine's potential, I'd recommend running PassMarks' performance test on the machine if you prefer some type of detailed assessment.

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September 12, 2009 at 02:03:25
What is slow ?
When is it slow ?
While you are surfing the net ?
While you are using a particular program ?
While you are doing different things at the same time
What is Taskmanager saying about the CPU load whilst you experience the lag.

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