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Old 02-23-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Checking a new computer

I'm pondering how to check a new computer to make sure it's working correct. I searched with Google. Most sites mention only three tests that would be most interesting to overclocker. But this one seems to be the most comprehensive I've seen so far.


In addition to this, making a system image can turn up hard disk errors. And then there is disagreement about how to run chkdsk. Or maybe something else is better.

To test the camera there is usually a utility for the the camera that lets you see yourself. For the mic you can make a recording.

Try out the optical drive reading and recording CD and DVD.

Test every key and touchpad.

Take a look at the BIOS screen to see if anything stands out.

So have I ever done this with my new computers? Well, ah, ah, ah...

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