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How to Check Intel CPU Health in Windows 10

Check Intel CPU Health
Written by Kelly Houstan

Hardware doesn’t last forever actually. If you guys take care of a computer. Then chances are the hardware will be obsolete before it dies on you however, it can still fail as well. That’s why it’s a really good idea to keep an eye on it. We’ve broached the subject of SSD health, however, your CPU’s health might deteriorate over time as well. Just read this article to know all about How to Check Intel CPU Health in Windows 10. Let’s start!

There are lots of tools that actually let you check your CPU’s health but if you have an Intel CPU. Then it’s best to use Intel’s own diagnostic tool called Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool actually. On that note, you guys should know that Intel is not the sole manufacturer of almost every CPU in the world as well. You have to check if you guys have an Intel CPU and then use this tool. The easiest way in order to check for an Intel CPU is via looking for an ‘Intel Inside’ sticker on your PC, or through going to the Performance tab in Task Manager. Choose the CPU graph and look at the top right corner.

How to Check PC Health With Windows Security

If you guys want a quick, user-friendly overview of your system health, Windows Security can give it. In order to launch the program, then do a system search for Windows Security. When you open it, then tap on Device performance & health. The Health report section is split into different areas, flagging any issues and what the resolution actually is. Windows Security scans periodically in the background, as shown via the Last scan date, so there’s also no need to run this manually.

The health report basically covers:

  • Storage capacity: If your system has enough disk space in order to complete tasks such as Windows update.
  • Battery life: If anything is shortening your battery life, just like your brightness settings.
  • Apps and software: If anything installed needs updating or is failing as well.
  • Windows Time service: If your clock is out of sync or disabled, then that can impact the internet connection and cause other issues.

If these are all fine, then they will be marked along with a green check. Otherwise, an amber check will also indicate that you can click to find out what the particular problem is and how can you fix it (with the ability to run an automatic troubleshooter in some instances) as well.

How can you Check PC Health With a Performance Monitor?

The Performance Monitor utility comes with Windows 10 and is an advanced tool in order to track elements. Such as disk, memory, and network usage. You guys can launch it through doing a system search for Performance Monitor. You can also generate two reports along with Performance Monitor: System Diagnostics and System Performance.

In order to create these:

  • From the left-hand pane, you need to expand Data Collector Sets > System.
  • Right-click both System Diagnostics and also System Performance and tap on Start.
  • Each and every report can take around a minute to complete. When ready, you can then access them via Reports > System. The report names basically contain the date they were generated.

How to Check Battery Health With a Sleep Study

If your system supports the sleep state, then you can run a report to assess your battery’s health and understand how it is being used. This is really helpful to identify apps or devices that are using lots of power, perhaps unnecessarily.

You can also run it on a desktop to check your computer’s power cycle. But obviously, it’s better served for laptop users. For those folks, the report can be useful to illustrate how many cycles your battery has been through, which means how many times the battery has gone from dead to a full charge.

In order to begin, you have to open an elevated Command Prompt. Tap on Windows key + X and click Command Prompt (Admin).

The Sleep Study doesn’t exist as an accessible utility on your PC. So we can use a command to generate an HTML file of the report. To do that, just input this into Command Prompt:

powercfg /SleepStudy /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mysleepstudy.html

This will basically output a file to your Desktop called mysleepstudy.html. Feel free to adjust the command to a different file path or file name as well.


By default, the Sleep Study will basically cover the last three days. In order to specify the number of days, input the following command, switching DAYS for a figure more than 28:

powercfg /SleepStudy /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mysleepstudy.html /Duration DAYS

Navigate to your Desktop and open the file to see your Sleep Report in your web browser.

Check Intel CPU Health

The report provides you information about your machine and battery, a battery drain chart, and details on each standby session as well. You can see how long each and every session lasted, the energy consumed, and how much time was spent in a low power state as well.

The report also lists the top five offenders for battery drain, however, interpret this carefully. High usage is not necessarily a problem as it relies on what you were doing in that session. Such as, if you install Windows updates, play music, or have Bluetooth devices connected, all need ample battery.


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this “How to Check Intel CPU Health in Windows 10” article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

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