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Do motherboard testers work?

Last response: in Motherboards
May 10, 2013 7:16:24 AM

I was looking at this and I was wondering, do they actually work or are they a waste of money? I've never used one before and was considering getting one for work.

What are your guys' thoughts?
a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2013 7:21:58 AM

is , don't they have customer review?
May 10, 2013 7:29:04 AM

rgd1101 said:
is , don't they have customer review?

Let me clarify my question.

I can read the notes on each item,yes. They don't tell me if there is a better solution or if these in general are a bad idea. I wanted a little input on if these are not a good idea, then what is? I have a motherboard that I'm not sure if it is bad, so I'd like a good way to test them in general.
a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2013 9:18:56 AM

Old saying if the cost is to good to be true, then it is not worth it.

1) A cheap Digital voltmeter is around $15
2) This tester will ONLY work, if it works, if the system power is on long enought to get a reading. Ie if powered on and post kicks you out in say 20 milisecs and PSU is disabled - NO WORK. IF system stays powered on long enough to provide a reading (and you can deciper it - Comments indicate very POOR documentation), I'd give it maybe a 20% chance of properly identifing the root cause.

Bottom Line ( have a preety good knowleges of test equipment) after reading the reviews - Think I'd use the Money and Buy a beer.