1.    23 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro

    Easiest way to close all unnecessary processes before benchmarking?


    I would like to benchmark my hardware to check it's functioning the way expected but to do that properly I need to close down unnecessary processes. How do I close every program or process that won't affect the benchmark (maybe this is a stupid thing to say but I don't want to close down anything that in some way allows hardware to perform optimally if there are any such programs).

    There's a program called End It All but I've read it's not as effective on Win10 as it was on previous versions of Windows because it can't access all the processes.
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  2.    24 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Something like this? It can end up processes and service in one-click.

    Wise Game Booster - Optimize Your System to Improve Gaming Performance
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10

    You don't need to do anything fancy, just don't run other applications at the time you run a benchmark. You know what you have installed and run, so you are the one with the knowledge.

    In Windows 10 latest iteration:
    Settings > Gaming >
    Game Bar > OFF
    Game DVR > Background recording > OFF
    Game Mode > ON

    You may not notice any difference, on mine it's not measurable.

    I would not use any snake oil (feel good) application. Just promises and does nothing.
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  4.    24 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    You don't need to do anything fancy, just don't run other applications at the time you run a benchmark. You know what you have installed and run, so you are the one with the knowledge.
    In Windows 10 latest iteration:
    Settings > Gaming >
    Game Bar > OFF
    Game DVR > Background recording > OFF
    Game Mode > ON

    You may not notice any difference, on mine it's not measurable.

    I would not use any snake oil (feel good) application. Just promises and does nothing.
    I don't know what you use your PC for but I use mine for a lot and have many processes start with Windows. If I thought it was enough to just close programs off the taskbar I wouldn't have asked. I think you may have been confused by Android task killers or PC cleaner/optimisers which are the only snake oil programs I know of.
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