The diagnostic card or called POST card that POST stands for Power On Self Test is designed to test the computer that runs popular BIOS like AMI, Amibios, or Phoenix BIOS, Intel CPU 286, 386, 486, 586, P1 to P4!!! And AMD CPUs!!!
This diagnostic card actually has 2 cards functionality (PCI and ISA interface integrated)
When you need this card:
* If you have a computer that auto shuts down or restarts when you are surfing the internet, watching your favorite DVD movies, typing important homework or document due tomorrow morningetc, or you see a blue screen when using the computer with error message that you don't understand, you will need this combo card to help you find out what's wrong with your computer.
* If you are having problem start you computer, press the power button and see no screen display and only hear computer beeping.
* If you find your computer only shows the initial BIOS screen or computer company logo and doing nothing, no windows logo at all and hard drive not booting, or windows hang/freeze all the time, then you need this card again
How this card works:
Just Remember to power off the computer whenever you moving/replacing/swapping parts on your computer!
1. Insert the card to the PCI or ISA slot, doesn't matter PCI or ISA you preferred, works the same way, same functionality, no more no less;
2. If you add the card the wrong direction, will not affect the mainboard fuctioning; Turn on the computer, watch the visual code and listen the beep code and refer to the manual for any error.
3. If you want to test the parts like video cards, modem, NIC (Ethernet card) one by one on your computer, take all PCI cards like video, modem, NIC (Ethernet card) off from your mainboard, add the PC diagnostic card with one device at a time and turn on the computer, watch for the visual and beep code and reference the error code with the manual.
For PC experts and Novices:
* For computer novices, the manual comes with a detail Flowchart that can guide you easily to troubleshoot the computer, you will be an expert yourself, no need to spend hundreds of dollars looking for help!
* For PC expert, this card will save you a lot of times doing your routine daily troubleshooting no display, no post, no boot and save time swapping computer PCI card, CPU, RAMto test the computer. You can find computer error in minutes or seconds!