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I recall back in the Packard Bell days, there was a device I used to plug into the motherboard. It was an old IDe  card that took and ran a complete diagnostic of the motherboard. It told you what capacitors were bad, if the cpu was over heating. if jumpers were wrong and so on. all with a diagnostic code.

Is there anything on the market like this for current computers?
I have a bunch of older xp machine that I need to refurbish and want to ensure they are up to par to ship out.

I have benchmarking software but i wanted something to actually test the hardware indept.
Thanks
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Sound like a PCI POST card. They come in a range of functions and prices. From very basic to more in-depth.

example of top end one:
http://www.passmark.com/products/pci-post-card-pro.htm

not so top end:
http://www.amazon.com/HOTER-PCI-POST-Diagnostic-Card/dp/B004TEKL66
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thanks i will try to get the higher end one.
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you don't happen to know of a link to one that is stock that is high end do you?
i went to buy that one and its out of stock and no longer carried :(
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so are they not used ? i'm just looking for something to ensure the hardware is not bad.
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>> so are they not used

They are still used, just not as popular as they were a few years ago. You kind of have to hunt around for a really good one, now.

You can try looking through this page:
http://www.aliexpress.com/reviews/pci-post-diagnostic-test-card-review.html

Maybe look through Ebay, if you have a particular top end card in mind.
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Thank you much.     : )
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