Performs component level motherboard testing utilizing direct hardware-to-hardware communication and displays simple PASS or FAIL results on the system monitor. This mode is used to run tests on a system that successfully completes POST (i.e. the system is capable of displaying a screen when power is on).
Extended Diagnostics provide an easy-to-use, menu-driven diagnostic, capable of executing proprietary core-level tests on the system and peripherals including – Memory, CPU, Motherboard, Storage Drives, Network, I/O Ports and much more.
Unlike inexpensive legacy POST hardware cards, PHD provides many advanced onboard features to help quickly identify boot related issues such as – Dual 7-Segment POST display, real-time power voltage monitoring, auxiliary, reset and clock LEDs.
For older systems, this exclusive test mode allows a seemingly DEAD motherboard (doesn’t successfully complete POST) to boot and perform diagnostics without the need for System Memory, BIOS, or Video to be present. The main purpose of this mode is to assist you in isolating faulty components that prevent the system from booting. PHD can easily diagnose problems with malfunctioning systems that cannot be isolated by software utilities or other testing methods that require much of the system to be functional and possibly the operating system (DOS, Windows or Linux)to be loaded. It will be quickly evident how much time and money you will save by using PHD to perform all your system troubleshooting.