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By Squeech ·
What makes a good test rig? What type of parts should go into one to make it flexible and useful?

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by scottsman In reply to Test Rigs

A test rig should be the same as the
machines you plan to use for the actual
implementaion.

if you are jsut building a home lab to learn
on than name brand nic 256k memory
and at least a 600mhz pIII processor and
a decent size hd this should cover most if
not all of the current systems out there.

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by csmith In reply to Test Rigs

This is in direct contradiction to Ans. #1 .
Use a older used Pentium MB. (133MHz or so)
(We have several 75s in current use for this.)
You need something that is disposable.
The gold contacts on most motherboards are rated for only 50 insertions.
Also, a serious short in a component being tested, can damage the Motherboard.
You want nothing exotic. (No AGP, no built in functions, etc.)
You don't want any motherboard device to conflict with what you are trying to test.
You are going tofind out, that the cables also have a definite limit on their life span.
We pull used cables from old PCs (286/386) use them until they fail, and then throw them out. They are a disposable, like paper towels. So are the 75s. We trash about one per month.
Regards, Chris

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