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Windows 7: is there a good hardware testing program?


10 Apr 2012   #1

windows7 64bit
 
 
is there a good hardware testing program?

Is there a good hardware testing program to test if im having hardware issues or windows issues how about reverse a good windows program to test?

I mean is only way to reformat and reinstall windows to tell if its a windows issue? Not big deal but does take all day plus I don't want kill the stupid mother board by over working it if its a mother board issue... dunno thanks

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10 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
Is there a good hardware testing program to test if im having hardware issues or windows issues how about reverse a good windows program to test?

I mean is only way to reformat and reinstall windows to tell if its a windows issue? Not big deal but does take all day plus I don't want kill the stupid mother board by over working it if its a mother board issue... dunno thanks
Try dual booting windows 7 with another copy of Windows 7.
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10 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What kind of issues are you having?
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10 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
What kind of issues are you having?
Exactly.

It would definitely help everyone to point you in the right direction with as much background info that you could possibly provide.
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10 Apr 2012   #5

 
 

In the absence of info:

Windows based CPU testing:
Prime95
IBT (Intel Burn Test)

Let Prime95 run for a couple of hours. If a core 'worker' stops or you have an app crash, system freeze or BSOD it's hardware related.

5-10 Passes for IBT. Again, any app crash, system freeze or BSOD it's hardware related.


These create a lot of heat so you'll need to monitor your temperatures:

Core Temp
Now installs InstallIQ, so watch the install carefully - it trys to install a lot of crapware so pay close attention during installation. The app itself is great, installation - PITA these days. Create a restore point prior to installation just in case you miss some of the sneaky crap. It's not malware or anything like that, but it is useless crap.

Alternatively there is HWINFO

Non-Windows Memory Tester:

Memtest86+

Burn the iso to a bootable blank CD, or USB. let it run for a few passes. You want to see zero errors. if there are any errors, then it's either incorrect Ram timings, bad ram module or faulty DIMM slot.
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