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Fault finding equipment.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by LDee, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. LDee

    LDee Regular member

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    Hello All,

    I would like to find out if there are any bits of kit that can help me identify hardware faults, particularly with motherboards but also memory.

    Is there anything I can get that can help find mboard issues since as many of you will know they can be hard to identify. An ideal solution would be something that I could plug into laptops also (or if there are seperate ones for laptops and desktop pc's I would like to know), and also a memory tester that can test laptop ram aswell would be great.

    I have searched ebay and a few other places but havent even found a memory tester yet, some people I worked with a few years back had one but I don't know what the situation is with them nowadays with all the different types and speeds of ram... ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    There is a program called memtest which you burn to a CD which will test memory for you. As for identifying faults that just comes down to tech knowledge I'm afraid. I don't think there's a specific faultfinding bit of equipment.
     
  3. LDee

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    Thanks for your reply,

    Yes I use memtest on a regular basis, I'm more talking about the units that test modules without having to fit them into a pc, and I've heard about boards that plug into the mboard that can diagnose certain faults but I don't know where to get these or what types they come in.
     
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    Yes, that's the kind of thing I mean. Looks like they don't have prices on the site, I have to request a price list.

    Thanks for that link, I appreciate it.
     
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    Hehe no problem, the power of google...
     

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