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By kinhnguyen ·
I am a new technician, and would like to know how I can find methods of quality testing PC hardware and systems. What software is used, and what standards are often used in the PC technician world.

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by pete.zerger In reply to Quality Testing

Look to the hardware experts for the best info:

www.anandtech.com

and Tom's Hardware Page at
www.tomshardware.com

Tom is considered the internet's premiere source on PC Hardware.

Also:
You can get a PC Benchmarking utility called 'Winbench' from www.download.com

Hope this helps
Pete Zerger, MCSE, CCA
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by kinhnguyen In reply to Quality Testing

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by TekZombie In reply to Quality Testing

Welcome to the realm of fantasy! This career is great and very rewarding. I started about eight months ago and have learned a lot since that day. The internet resource I turn to often is www.pcguide.com

Ultra-X makes an awesome product called QuickTech Pro that has software and hardware diagnostics. Run a search on Ultra-X and you will find some links.

Take care and good luck!

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by JeffL In reply to Quality Testing

As a rule of thumb, if it's electronic and it lasts the first 60 days, it'll last a very long time. The most common form of testing is a burn-in test. Use a benchmark program to run a series of tests over and over again for a few days.

If your asking more about QC in a manufacturing style setting, then you're also talking about thermal shocking, vibration, and a number of other tests. I also see you asked about standards used. Again, in the manufacturing end, there are standards of x number of bad boards per batch, but higher in the PC scale (MIS or IT level), you expect to have no errors or it heads right back to the manufacturer.

Just my 2 cents worth!

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by gypsyroo In reply to Quality Testing

I would try www.tomshardware.com or www.tucows.com. Both are great sources of software.

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by vinh.le In reply to Quality Testing

Nguyen,

Patient and curiosity is the key. Trial and error diagnostic steps will eventually widen your PC troubleshooting skills. Practice "data backup" before you troubleshoot software problem which could leads to Operating system crashes. There are website like this "TechRepuplic" that help with your issue. But my experience when troubleshooting hardware, call the manufacturer technical support for the product at hand for help. Most of the time, they will provide you with precise information and diagnostic step. Manufacturer website also contain Frequently Ask Question which can help resolve issue.
The Technical Skills and Knowledge will grow on you as you further deal with everday problem hands on. All though Technical Book provides you with the Basic and Fundemental (which also help and are necessary), hand-on training and troubleshooting will reveal the shortcuts among other tips that can be learn from experienced support technician.

You just have to love what you do to be better at it

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