Consumers often complain about the poor quality and durability of today’s computers and laptops. Obviously we are not referring to the software, but to the Hardware. It is more than obvious that the hardware of a computer or laptop will sooner or later fail or break, however this will be more related to the type of use we make of said hardware, than to the quality of it. For example, if we carry out a large number of heavy processes with our equipment, the health of the processor may suffer.
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There are users who take more care of their computers than others, and therefore, the hardware of these computers usually last longer without failures or problems. An example of hardware that tends to deteriorate a lot in laptops is the battery. However, few are those who repair their processors, which are constantly in operation and at different levels depending on the processing needs.
For all this, it is a very good idea to monitor the state or health of the processor of our computer. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it. Currently, there are many tools that allow you to check the status of your CPU, however, if you have an Intel CPU, you should know that there is an official tool from the manufacturer that will offer you much more accurate and reliable data.
In that sense, you should know that Intel is not the only manufacturer of all the CPUs in the world. Check if you have an Intel CPU before using this tool. The easiest way to check for an Intel CPU is by looking for an “Intel Inside” sticker on the case or lid of your computer. You can also find out this information by going to the Performance tab in Task Manager (select the CPU graph and check the upper right corner).
Having said that, below we want to show you step by step how to know the health status of the processor (CPU) of your Windows 10 computer:
How to check the health status of the Intel CPU of your computer or laptop:
– The first thing to do is download the official program: Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool. This can be done from the following link:
Download Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool for 64-bit Computers
Download Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool for 32-bit Computers
– Once the tool is downloaded, you must run the downloaded file to proceed with its installation.
– Once installed, you must run the small program to check how its interface opens.
– Automatically the verification test of your CPU will begin.
– After several minutes, the tool will finish the check and show you if your processor has passed all the stress tests.
– If the processor fails in any of these tests, the rest will automatically be canceled. The complete testing process can take 10-30 minutes depending on the power of your hardware.
Once all the tests are completed, regardless of whether they failed or passed, you will get a summary of results that will tell you if something is wrong or not. If the test stopped due to an error, you can go to Tools> Stop testing on fail> off. This will allow you to perform the rest of the tests if any of them fail.
As for the test results, the interface will show you which tests passed and which did not. They will differ depending on your CPU capabilities, but you can review the test summary and see what tests were run. An average user is unlikely to understand the details of these results, but if you have tests that failed, you can search for possible solutions for it.
CPUs can be repaired, but repair can be as expensive or nearly as expensive as a new CPU. In the event that your processor has errors or failures, you should consider the cost of the repair and compare it with the price of a new one. If this difference is not very great, we definitely recommend the purchase of a new one.
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