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.
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?
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wicked i didn't know about them thank ss
I was going to link DealExtreme as well. However, I've never actually used a POST card....
Thanks guys going to check all this out!
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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