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Old 10-16-2003, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Diagnostic Programs

There seems to me to be alot of problems around which could be solved with a decent diagnostic program.

Is there such a thing?

How can some one check out there memory, sound card, graphics etc?

Dr watson and dxdiag don't seem to be too thorough.

How is this done commercially?

Most people can't afford to buy new parts for diagnostic purposes.

Any one help?

System Spec

Soltek SL75 KAV (mobo)
AMD Atholon 1.2 GHz
512Mb Ram
IBM Deskstar 61.5Gb 7200rpm
300W hec psu
XP Home 2002 sp1
IE 6.0
Monitor CTX 17\"
Teak CDR/RW (cdw5e8)
LG DVD ROM (drd8120B)
Floppy dd

64Mb Geforce 4 mx440 8x AGP (AGP)
PCI 1 empty (space for cooling/large heatsink on above)
PCI 2 Sound blaster 4.1 digital
PCI 3 IMB intel(R)pro100 network card
PCI 4 Pinnacle dv200/300 ieee1394
PCI 5 empty
ISA empty
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a name brand machine, There may be diags for that particular model. ex. HP machines sometimes come with model specific diagnostics. Other wise some of the individual component manufacturers have diags for there products. ie. Western Digiatal. You may want to see if your products have any of these. You may not find them all but eliminating a few possibilities will go along way in diagnosing the problem. As for a complete package i know of none.

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