Posted by: Nathan Simon
burn-in, cables, components, diagnostics, hold power switch, pc, sata, Sisoft Sandra, system hard lock, utility
Here’s the scenario. You have this PC, its unstable, but you have ran all the proper diagnostics and cannot come up with an issue… When was the last time a software issue cause a hard lock of a PC? That’s right it hardly happens. Your diagnosed the hardware, but you’ve been leaving all the same interconnects in i.e. power cables, ide cables, sata cable, etc. I have seen in the past a system running, but being unstable because of a SATA cable, so replace the cable and re-run the tests, set the PC through its paces. Sisoftware has a pretty good burn-in utility that can stress all the major components. If the PC makes it through the burn-in, then your in the clear…or are you?