Hardware diagnostics with open source tools

Posted by dcparris on Jul 6, 2006 8:54 PM EDT
NewsForge; By Manolis Tzanidakis
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Like all pieces of electronic equipment, computers have a tendency to malfunction and break; if you have never experienced kernel core dumps or unexpected crashes, consider yourself lucky. Many common hardware problems are caused by bad RAM modules, overheated or broken CPUs, or bad sectors or clusters on hard disks. In this article we will introduce you to some open source tools you can use to trace these problems, and thus save time, money, and headaches.

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