How To Tests PC Performance For Stress Conditions With StressMyPC

StressMyPC is a portable software which is designed to test your hard disk, graphic card and CPU for stress resistance to help you determine if your system components will do well under stressful conditions, e.g. during heavy gameplay and network load. This can be handy to test the performance of a gaming PC, server or simple a home PC to see if it is giving you true value for your money and to identify faulty parts.

Select a stress test (Paint Stress is for the graphic card or GPU, other tests include CPU Stress test and Hard disk test) and click on StressMyPC. You can either perform a single or multiple tests simultaneously. Once the test begins, the performance indicators are displayed at the bottom of the interface.


When performing individual or group tests, you can open Task Manager or Resource Monitor to get further performance related stats.


StressMyPC works on

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008

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