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Hello. Does anyone know an open source software that can test multiple hardware components of a computer at the same time (burn in test)?? Thank you....
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    Hardware Test application


    Hello.

    Does anyone know an open source software that can test multiple hardware components of a computer at the same time (burn in test)??

    Thank you.

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    I usually use a diagnostic disc that can boot the system and test all the components continuously. Then I let it run for at least 24 hours. I usually get an iso image from the motherboard manufacturer with their system diagnostics. I did that for my Intel S5000XVN motherboard I use for my main workstation. Check with the board vendor/manufacturer.

    Sorry, but I don't know about an FOSS tool to do the same. Since all the MB's use different chip sets, it might not be feasible.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Hello Rubberman.

    Sadly, in my case, there are no specific applications from the manufacturer (it's a low cost Netbook with no optical drives).

    I have been using proprietary software (from Passmark), but it does not fit my needs.
    There are some HW specific testers like memtest, but those only test a singular hardware component type.

    I would like to install the OSS in a pen drive, boot from it, test the various laptops I want to test, and all of this without licensing problems.

    Is that possible?

    It would be nice if such a software existed.


    Thank you all.
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    Phoronix Test Suite - Linux Testing & Benchmarking PlatformPhoronix Test Suite - Linux Testing & Benchmarking Platform might help, although they mostly use it for checking linux compatibility and performance differences between kernels, OSes and filesystems.
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    I don't know about FOSS tools that can be used on a pendrive, but I think that some of the manufacturers' ones can be installed there, provided the pendrive is big enough.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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