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Testing utility for cpu,mobo,hard disk and ram

By lyam77
Jan 27, 2005
  1. I was wondering if theire is a reliable software that exist to test cpu,ram,hard disk, motherboard.

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is no all-in-one tool. And besides, if something does everything then it is good for nothing.

    CPU:
    Any CPU burn-in test. The computer will crash if there is a problem. No more advanced CPU testing is possible. How can you test a CPU when you are supposed to run the testing utility on the very same CPU at the same time?

    RAM:
    MemTest86 or MemTest86+

    HD:
    Every HD manufacturer supplies a diagnostic tool for their HDs. Most of them can also be used to test the HDs of other manufacturers to some extent.

    Motherboard:
    Nothing to test those reliably. A mobo is a very proprietary product and noone is interested in making them software-testable anyway. Basically, if everything else checks OK then it is the motherboard's fault.
     
  3. lyam77

    lyam77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thank you for your reply
     
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