Category Archives: Testing Tools

Wi-Fi Testing and Mapping Apps for Techs

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As PC repair techs, we’re often called upon to troubleshoot issues such as Wi-Fi network issues, such as low signal, no connectivity, and so on. There are many many apps related to network testing, exploration, security analysis, and basic troubleshooting. Many of these are included in the Linux distro BackTrack, …

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Linx – Repair Tool of the Week

Linx is a small, free and portable application designed to benchmark an Intel CPU in GFlops and to test the stability of a CPU. Linx supports both 32 and 64 bit operating systems and Single, Dual & Quad Core CPUs. While I was reviewing this application to see if its …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Video Memory Stress Test

Video Memory Stress Test is a small application that is free for home use (but paid for commercial use) and is designed to test the RAM on your video card. Similar to Memtest86+, it will read and write data to each part of the video cards RAM and log any …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Monitor Tester

Monitor Tester is a portable, freeware application designed for testing a computer screen. Its a simple application, but effective. Monitor Tester tests the screen by allowing you to view a variety of patterns to make a screen fault obvious. It can also be used to help you calibrate working monitors.

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Repair Tool of the Week: Check Flash

Check Flash (aka ChkFlsh) is a small, stand alone, portable utility designed to check the health of flash drives. The most useful part of Check Flash is that it can run a read and write test on the drive. During the read and write test it fills the flash drive …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Dans Dead Pixel Fixer

In the past we have posted a tool called Dead Pixel Buddy used to detect dead pixels. Now, we’re posting a tool that can actually FIX dead pixels. “Dans Dead Pixel Fixer “is a very small, stand alone, portable tool that is based on the concept that flashing RGB colors …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Dead Pixel Buddy

Dead Pixel buddy is a small, standalone, freeware tool designed to help you detect dead pixels on LCD screens. There are many types of dead pixels. Some dead pixels are only visible when the screen is totally black, white or a certain color passes over it. Dead Pixel Buddy has …

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Repair Tool of the Week: HeavyLoad

HeavyLoad is a freeware application designed to stress all resources of a system such as CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, Network and the Operating System. Why would someone want to do this? To test to see if a computer will run reliably under load. This is known as a “burn in” …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Memtest86+

Memtest86+ is a bootable, DOS based tool which thoroughly tests the RAM of your PC for any errors. If you computer occasionally hangs, reboots or keeps getting Windows stop errors (aka BSOD or blue screen of death errors) then give this a tool a shot to test your RAM. Once …

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