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#1 techextreme

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:16 AM

Back when I first started working on computers at the "mom and pop" computer store, we had a testing utility called "Troubleshooter".

We used this to test all parts of the hardware in a machine including but not limited to, the processor, memory, ports, and so forth.

I was never really a fan of this program but it did its job for that time period. As I have been away from the store for many years, I've never come up with another testing utility that would test everything in the way troubleshooter did and as concisely as it did.

I've come across a few in my time but none that were very clean or that conveyed the message of "good" or "bad" so simply.

If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to suggestion.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:02 AM

Here is the tool I use most often:

http://www.cpuid.com/

It is called HWMonitor. It will give you a readout of the CPU specs, including temp and fan speeds. It also gives you a readout for the graphics temp as well, so it is useful in detecting how hot the CPU and GPU gets during operation: a good tool to rule out overheating issues.

Edited by Eric ~ Computer Guy, 01 December 2009 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:13 AM

Thanks Eric, I'll keep it in mind but not exactly what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for something to actually put the processor "through its paces" so to speak.

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