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trayton May 19, 2010 11:58 AM

MotherBoard : Tester
 
Again to go along with my PSU thread I've used a few at different shops but never got one of my own.

Does anyone have one of these or know where to get a decent one. Normally you plug these into the PCI slot of the mobo and power up the mobo (with a psu connected of course) then it will give you a code which you google or go to the manual and it will tell you what failed, memory etc...

This would come in handy for testing purposes and save me a lot of the old fashion rip everything out and add one component at a time etc..

Thanks in advance for any help.

gingerbee May 19, 2010 12:23 PM

PCI Test Card, PC Analyzer, Motherboard Test Card
goggle is your friend he he
software version How can I test my computer motherboard and CPU for failures?

sswilson May 19, 2010 12:29 PM

DealExtreme: Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Site-Wide Free Shipping (Page 1)

Everything and anything you've ever wanted in the "gadget" catagory.

Free shipping, and surprisingly it doesn't take all that long to get here from across the pond.

gingerbee May 19, 2010 12:47 PM

wicked i didn't know about them thank ss

Perineum May 19, 2010 03:24 PM

I was going to link DealExtreme as well. However, I've never actually used a POST card....

trayton May 19, 2010 07:20 PM

Thanks guys going to check all this out!

Perineum May 19, 2010 09:33 PM

Actually, the only motherboard failure I have EVER had was related to blown caps, something that the POST tester wouldn't find.

I don't know how many times I've seen systems with built in ethernet card and they have another realtek ethernet card in a PCI slot. When I ask why the person always tells me because the on board one is dead. When tested it never is. I really don't get it. I've never had any component fail on any motherboard except for caps.

.... except for when PSUs go "out" violently..... then I've seen south/north bridge chips blown apart, etc.


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