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Tim Fisher

Software Based Motherboard/CPU Tests

By February 20, 2009

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I received an email from a reader yesterday wondering if I knew of any free motherboard or CPU testing programs.

Offhand - no, I don't. Typically, when a motherboard or CPU fails, your computer won't even start. There's little opportunity there for a software testing tool. However, there are cases where you might want to just make sure those two devices are working as they should and not the cause of a small problem.

What about you? Do you know of any free software programs designed to test a motherboard or CPU? I'd love to get some recommendations.
February 28, 2009 at 8:26 am
(1) John W says:

Hi, if you can actually get a post screen, the I suggest try Hirens BootCD. It has a heap of memory, hdd and other types of testing programs on it, as well as formatting and partitioning tools. Hope this is of help. Thanks.

March 3, 2009 at 2:16 am
(2) Chilekwa says:

I need help on how I can get back or restore the original (Default) computer name as it came from the manufacturer.

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