Friday, April 23, 2010

Analyze benchmark results of PCMark05 Basic Edition

With the PCMark05 Basic Edition you can measure the performance of you computer for free. If you want to view the benchmark results offline however, you need to do some tricky steps as described below.

Note: The PCMark05 software needn't be installed but you need to install Windows Media Encoder 9 in order to use it. This will allow you to leave a minimal footprint on the target system.

Running the benchmark:

  1. Install Windows Media Encoder 9.
  2. Copy the PCMark05 installation folder to the target computer.
  3. Run PCMark05.exe on the target computer.
  4. After the test finishes save the result.

Analyzing the result:

  1. Open the result file with an unzip utility.
  2. Extract the result.xml file.
  3. Open the result.xml file with Excel and find the benchmark results.

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