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Hi guys hope you can help.

We have a large network that we often have to swap out motherboards.

What Id like to find (if there is such a thing) is the following:

1) A generic motherboard tester that we can use to diagnose motherboard issues.
2) This tester has to be one that is simply an exe, but not to be installed on the target machine (similar to things like pstools from sysinternals).
3) Ideally freeware.

Any help on this would be great.

Thanks guys.

Simon
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by:bgbeer
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try hirens boot cd. this is a program I furnish to my tech's and require that they use it.

PC Doctor 3.0
a benchmarking and information tool

{link removed by Callandor}
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bgbeer earned 500 total points
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also, not as good but I've used it, is ultimate boot cd.

Lucifer
System Speed Test 32  4.78
3D Benchmark VGA  1.0
CPU Benchmark  n/a
CD Index  1.1
QwikTest  

all are included in the free download at
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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by:nobus
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ultimate boot cd contains pirated software . . . not a good example . . .
>>  1) A generic motherboard tester   << 
- Software : try burnintest : http://www.passmark.com/download/index.htm      
                   or tufftest lite : www.tufftest.com/tt01-lite.htm 

-hardware : (post cards)
www.elstonsystems.com/prod/pc_analyzer.html 
www.uxd.com/hardware-diagnostics.shtml 
www.pc-diagnostics.com/pc_diagnostics_tools/flippost_isa_pci_bus.shtml 
www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=321901
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by:bgbeer
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nobus nice try!!!

no pirated software here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

all freeware and shareware!!!!!!!!!!

I NEVER WILL POST A LINK TO PIRATED SOFTWARE!!!!!!!

also, I said it was'nt as good as hiren' boot cd.

http://www.elstonsystems.com/prod/pc_analyzer.html
www.uxd.com/hardware-diagnostics.shtml 
www.pc-diagnostics.com/pc_diagnostics_tools/flippost_isa_pci_bus.shtml 
the postcard links do'nt work unless you know the manufacturers post code.

I bought it for my shop and threw it away.

tufftestpro also works.
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by:willcomp
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The UBCD is legitimate freeware/shareware and not pirated.  

Hiren's Boot CD does contain a number of pirated commercial programs and one is not supposed to include it in a response on this site.
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by:nobus
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NO ?  and partittion magic, and acronis director suite?  etc. . . ?
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by:willcomp
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Nobus, which one are you referring to?  If you are referring to UBCD, you have your wires crossed.  Hiren's contains those programs and not UBCD.  Check link below for list of programs on UBCD.  Don't think you'll find Partition Magic, Acronis, or any other commercial software.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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by:nobus
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willcomp, my answer refers to hirens boot CD ; i used UBCD myself several times in an answer.
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by:pgm554
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Not freeware,but a very good, mature product that I've used over the years is Checkit.

http://www.smithmicro.com/default.tpl?group=product_full&sku=CKDWINEE

Well worth considering.
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by:bgbeer
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he specifically stated ultimatebootcd.
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by:bgbeer
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sorry, I need to look at what I'm using in my store.

did'nt pay attention to hiren's.

won't happen again.
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by:bgbeer
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we also use pc certify
http://www.pc-diagnostics.com/

trouble shooter by euro soft
http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/

but for free software I think ubcd.com would be the best.
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by:bgbeer
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it would be nice to know the out come of the question.

none the less, everyone has posted good usefull links and if the author does'nt respond I think the points should be devided up with all participants.
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