So you upgraded the CPU of your old PC or just bought a new motherboard with a shiny new CPU, and you are desperate to try it out and see how it performs? While you run latest games and other CPU stressing programs in your PC, you can also run PerfMonitor in Windows to see how your new CPU is performing. The PerfMonitor can show you how each core of your CPU is performing as well as tell you about the temperature, power consumption and other statistics about the cores. However, it does not support monitoring of more than four CPU related events in case your CPU has such information ready.
The PerfMonitor application comes in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows and works with Windows 7, 8.x and 10. If you have an older CPU then perhaps it will not work with your system as it cannot monitor the performance data from very old single core CPU’s.
The PerfMonitor displays the various critical data about your CPU in a very graphical manner. It displays the temperature and the L2/L3 memory requests made on the left side of the window. The L1, L2, L3 are different levels of memories designed within a processor.
On the right side of the window it displays the real-time processor load as divided among the various cores of the CPU. It can handle the data performance from all the cores no matter how many cores your CPU has.
When you select some counters to be monitored in PerfMonitor, then they are going to be used automatically the next time you run the utility again. But you can save the profile manually to your hard disk and later load it again to choose the same counters.
Conclusion: PerfMonitor is a great utility to see how your CPU is performing under various situations. For example, if it is getting too hot when you run computer games then you can try reapplying a better quality of the thermal compound.
You can download PerfMonitor from http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/perfmonitor-2.html