Can anyone recommend a software that will scan my PC for hardware problems?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by mckenzie14, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. mckenzie14
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    mckenzie14 Registered Member

    Just did a new clean install of XP and getting random BSOD's once every other day or so. PC is a couple of years old, maybe hardware malfunction?

    Can anyone recommend a software that will scan my PC for hardware problems?

    thanks
  2. NoIos
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    NoIos Registered Member

    Check what the blue screen says. The blue screen normally reports an error code. This should be checked before doing anything else.
  3. mckenzie14
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    mckenzie14 Registered Member

    I'll be sure to make note of the error code next time.

    So far I haven't seen the BSOD for the last day or two.

    I'd still like to check this PC for any hardware problems though... any recommendations?
  4. JRViejo
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

    mckenzie14, there are free programs that will analyze your PC's hardware (plus software) and benchmark it for future comparison purposes.

    1. PC Wizard 2010 (I use the No Install Zip package. Be aware that using its benchmark feature is a CPU Intensive operation!)
    2. SIW 2010 (System Information for Windows, no installation required)
    3. WinAudit (present version 2.28.2, no installation required)
    There are Paid programs, such as PassMark Products that will test a variety of areas.
  5. mckenzie14
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    mckenzie14 Registered Member

    JRViejo, thanks for the reply :)

    I would have replied sooner but I forgot about this thread because my PC hasn't popped a BSOD since I posted this.

    But I still want to check my hardware so thanks for the links/recommendations ;)
  6. JRViejo
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

    mckenzie14, you're welcome! Glad to hear that there are no more BSODs; perhaps the PC knows you were posting at Wilders. ;) :D Take care.

    JR
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