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Testing Software`

by brakewell / November 7, 2004 8:42 PM PST

Hi There does anybody know of software that takes a computer through its paces, to establish if the system motherboard / chipset / graphics card / cpu / memory etc is stable or likely to crash. I know there are programs out there that automaticaly run various programs like Excel and Acess etc over a 24hr period that the Pro's use but cant seem to find them. I don't mind paying for them or shareware if there is such a thing. I will thank you in antisipation of your replies.
Kindest Regards Tony B.

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Re: Testing Software`
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 7, 2004 9:02 PM PST
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Sadly, none have done a good job of detecting just big enough power supplies (an item I used to see daily) or the domed/leaking motherboard capacitors that plagued many machines and still do. Those machines will run fine once they heat up so how would such software figure that out?

I think the tried and true methods of a visual inspection of the usual failing items would uncover design flaws and one more thing. No SPYWARE allowed.

Bob

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Re: Testing Software`
by the_tinkerer / November 10, 2004 4:46 AM PST
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