Motherboard Test?

  Les50 22:38 28 May 2003

i have just aquired 6 motherboards. Is there anyway i can test a motherboard to see if it will work without buiding a pc and connecting everything up.
Also what would be the minimum build to make that test

  caast ©™ 22:54 28 May 2003

Only way I know of doing this, is, to add chip/fan, memory, and graphics card attached to monitor and boot to bios. Someone else may have another solution and I will learn something new also.

I keep a set up like this on desk to test PC hardware etc when I have them in for repair or testing.
I have a PC attached through a switch box for Monitor keyboard and mouse to the test rig. When I need to test anything just turn the switch box to rig and just pop it into the rig and use the monitor keyboard and mouse of the PC thats attached to the switch box.
This way I can test Hard drives graphic cards sound etc without any hassle.

  BlueMeanie 21:33 31 May 2003

Confirm what caast ©™ says ,

I test motherboards on a bench, and NOT built into a case which takes far too much time.

If a CPU chip is not fitted you will have to read the motherboard to determine the clock speed and multiplier.

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