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    Phoronix: PC Doctor Diagnostic Test Kit

    Whether you are using Windows or Linux, you are never free of running into hardware problems. It could be a bad power supply or a faulty motherboard, but an incorrect diagnosis can be costly and timely in production environments. PC-Doctor Inc, a company serving the computing community since 1993, recently sent out their PC Doctor Service Center 6 for review. This PC diagnostic test kit includes a variety of hardware and software for helping to diagnose computer problems. While this kit can help in solving computer problems, is it worth $400 USD?

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11405

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    Looks like a nice tool for professionals if it actually works but it could have a better psu tester. I would say its geared towards professionals and not hobbyists and as such not a bad product imo(if it works that is).

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    At first I thought this was a joke, but I took a look at the article. Good article by the way, as always. I got a idea, lets see if PC Doctor can fix problems!

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /etc /usr /boot
    If it can't fix that, its not worthy. Haha, because thats about the worst mistake a Linux user could make. (Personally, no one could make that mistake hahaha) Alright I'm done making fun of pc doctor. In a way, it does look useful, but not for 400$, I agree with you guys. Thats way too much money for a diagnostic cd and a few adapters.

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    Corsair Flash Voyager 4GB - $30 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233027

    Radioshack Digital Multimeter - $30 - http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103176

    PCI POST card - $34 - http://www.amazon.com/Soyo-Computer-...4800814&sr=8-1

    All of that's under $100 USD... Use a LiveCD or a LiveUSB distribution and you're all set. It may take a few more minutes/seconds booting to the Linux Live distribution compared to the DR-DOS test, but for $300 cheaper, buy a six pack of your favorite beverage and enjoy the boot process

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    I got an Int80h POST diagnostic Card for both PCI and ISA on one board fuer around 2 US$ on ebay.com. There are also boards for miniPCI available.

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    You might want to use PassMark for a comparable.
    http://www.passmark.com/index.html

    I'll second the Soyo PCI card.

    Unless your PSU tester can test load you might as well use DMM.

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    I got an Int80h POST diagnostic Card for both PCI and ISA on one board fuer around 2 US$ on ebay.com. There are also boards for miniPCI available.

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    you also can choose many kinds of cheap pc diagnostic post card from here: http://www.shopsintech.com/index.php...250f7b5744d57e

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