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Checking Your Motherboard ....is There A Tool For This?


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#1 EL MAJE

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:42 PM

Hello everybody, :flowers:

I'm new, in fact, as you can see this is my first question in this wonderful forum...

My question is, is there a tool to check when your motherboard is going bad???

Thank you in advance!!

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:27 PM

Hi elmaje

hhmm, troubleshooting motherboards is a tedious process. unfortunatly, there isnt so much a test_mobo.exe,

i find something along the lines of VCOM's Fix-it utilities is a good test(www.v-com.com/product/Fix-It_Utilities_Home.html) Unfortunatly not free, it tests broad components on your motherboard(pretty effectivly i might add). something like BurnInTest will also do this(www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm).

if you are having hardware-specific problems with your pc, what fault-finding steps have you already taken?

EDIT: added links

Edited by 4ward_tristan, 22 October 2007 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

Hi elmaje

hhmm, troubleshooting motherboards is a tedious process. unfortunatly, there isnt so much a test_mobo.exe,

i find something along the lines of VCOM's Fix-it utilities is a good test(www.v-com.com/product/Fix-It_Utilities_Home.html) Unfortunatly not free, it tests broad components on your motherboard(pretty effectivly i might add). something like BurnInTest will also do this(www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm).

if you are having hardware-specific problems with your pc, what fault-finding steps have you already taken?

EDIT: added links


I just notice they moved my posting to the right forum!!! sorry guys!!

hi 4ward_tristan,

Thanks for the link...I have done nothing yet to the motherboard, this is a laptop motherboard that I'm talking about.

the problem with this laptop is that it was shutting off and when you try to reeboot it, it wouldn't reboot to windows 2000,
so what I did so far, was to do a diskcheck /r that help a little bit, now I can open windows 2000 but still is shutting down, not that often as before...another tech told me that is the motherboard that is going bad, that's why I ask the question....
I will check the link you posted. thanks a lot. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:13 PM

There are utilities for checking the motherboard. The best free one (IMO) is SiSoft Sandra Lite ( http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.html?dir...n=sware_dl_3264 ) Unfortunately, it requires that you boot into Windows in order to use it.

For a bootable solution, I'd suggest something like PC Check from Eurosoft ( http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/ ) Unfortunately, it's very expensive for casual use. Also, it's a generic test that you apply to a specific motherboard - so the results may not show everything that you need to see.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

Check the BIOS temp...and take a look at Event Viewer for possible clues.

Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:21 PM

There are utilities for checking the motherboard. The best free one (IMO) is SiSoft Sandra Lite ( http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.html?dir...n=sware_dl_3264 ) Unfortunately, it requires that you boot into Windows in order to use it.

For a bootable solution, I'd suggest something like PC Check from Eurosoft ( http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/ ) Unfortunately, it's very expensive for casual use. Also, it's a generic test that you apply to a specific motherboard - so the results may not show everything that you need to see.



Usasma, Thanks a lot for your info.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:22 PM

Check the BIOS temp...and take a look at Event Viewer for possible clues.

Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm

Louis


hamluis, thank you for your advise!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:28 PM

glad i can be of somea ssistance =)

can you trigger the freeze?

if not - it may be a overheating issues...if you are comfortable with pulling your notebook apart, give the heatsink+fan a good inspect for some dust(and any air vents)...even flipping it over and visually checking if the vents themselfs are blocked is a good way :thumbsup:
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