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Hi,

I'm working on refurbishing several laptops and am looking for a way to test the integrity of the computers.

Is there any software or stress tests that would be good for diagnosing subtle problems in the hardware?

I want to get a good idea of the condition of each of the computers before they're given to people. I assume that the memory/mobo, HDD, and CD-ROM would be of the highest interest to test for errors.

Mostly I'm just familiar with Memtest86 and benchmark software. Is there a product that's more along the lines of what I'm looking for?

Any help or suggestions are appreciated,

Thanks, :-D



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Testing laptops at stock speed for stability isn't different of testing fixed computers when OCing. The basics are: test RAM (memtest86), processor (OCCT), graphics card (3Dmark 01 or 03 depending on the GPU), HDD (HDtune - SMART status and performance).
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Linpack(IBT/LinX) to burn test a CPU, fastest way to find instability, but really watch the temps in laptops, especially old ones full of dust, blocked fans, crusty old thermal paste..
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What do you guys think about running Prime95 to test the overall integrity of the system?

LinPack sounds good but there seems to be a lot of concern about setting it up properly.

I'd like to run a comprehensive test but not spend to much time on each laptop. Running to many programs or spending to much time on each one isn't going to be cost-time effective in my situation. I'd like to quickly get a sense of any hardware problems in the machines before I turn them out.

For the record, I've just reinstalled the laptops from their original HP Windows XP OEM disks.

Thanks for the input so far,



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Edited by greygoose - 2/11/11 at 8:21am
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Testing laptops at stock speed for stability isn't different of testing fixed computers when OCing. The basics are: test RAM (memtest86), processor (OCCT), graphics card (3Dmark 01 or 03 depending on the GPU), HDD (HDtune - SMART status and performance).
Personally I'm gonna have to go with this answer. It's going to cover everything needed and to the fullest extent.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Testing laptops at stock speed for stability isn't different of testing fixed computers when OCing. The basics are: test RAM (memtest86), processor (OCCT), graphics card (3Dmark 01 or 03 depending on the GPU), HDD (HDtune - SMART status and performance).
+1 Watch out though if you use OCCT's Linpack test, could get a lil' toasty.
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