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INTRODUCTION 386TEST (TM) is a diagnostic program designed to test motherboards and system components. Computational loads on the processor, and numeric processor (if present) exceed by orders of magnitude the use a computer would receive in a commercial environment in a 24 hour period. This program tests all of the system's resources including the BIOS, CPU, NDP, CACHE, RAM, EXTENDED MEMORY and DISPLAY MEMORY. Once started 386TEST (TM) will run for 24 hours. DISCLAIMER THIS PROGRAM TESTS A COMPUTER USING TESTS DESIGNED TO DETECT DEFECTIVE, UNRELIABLE, OR IMPROPERLY RATED COMPONENTS. THIS PROGRAM WILL CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO RUN AT TEMPERATURES FAR IN EXCESS OF NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURES FOR A 24 HOUR PERIOD. THIS WILL SUBJECT YOUR COMPUTER TO HIGHER THAN NORMAL USE AND STRESS DURING THE TEST PERIOD. SYSTEMS WHICH USE LOW QUALITY COMPONENTS CAN BE PERMANENTLY DAMAGED BY THIS PROGRAM! THE AUTHOR, DISTRIBUTOR AND LICENSEES OF THIS PROGRAM CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, REAL OR OTHERWISE CAUSED BY THIS PROGRAM. ANY USE OF THIS PROGRAM SIGNIFIES THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WARNING AND WISH TO SUBJECT YOUR SYSTEM TO THESE TYPES OF TESTS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT YOUR COMPUTER MAY NOT OPERATE AFTER BEING TESTED. RUNNING 386TEST (TM) 1) BEFORE running the program, please disable any memory managers you may be loading from your CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT file. A DOS Extender which handles all memory management tasks is incorporated into the program. 2) Copy 386TEST.EXE and 386TEST.SYS to the directory where you want to install the software. You should not run this program from the distribution diskette. It is advisable to copy and run this program from your hard disk drive. 3) DO NOT turn off your monitor during this test. You can turn the brightness down to prevent burn-in of the monitor screen if you desire but DO NOT turn off the monitor. WHAT IS 386TEST (TM) ALL ABOUT This program is designed to put your system through an electronic torture test. It works on the principle that most problems appear due to either poor engineering, defects during assembly or the use of improperly rated components. 386TEST's intensive testing will bring the system's components to extremely high operating temperature and subject them to extremely high operational stresses. Design or component flaws will show up by hanging the system or causing the system to perform warm or cold boots. The best time to use this program is when you receive your brand new computer. While you won't be able to use your new computer for one day, it is better to locate any problems as soon as possible. If your system passes the 24 hour test, it should keep running. If you find that your system hangs or reboots, then something is wrong with your computer. This program is used by a computer manufacturer to test their computers in a 110 degree burn-in room for 48 hours. Any computer with high quality, properly rated components can run this test for weeks without crashing. After the initial test and before the warranty expires run this test three times, or a total of seventy two hours, just to make sure you can detect any problems and get them fixed before the warranty expires. NEW FEATURES IN 386TEST (TM) 1) 386TEST (TM) now runs multiple background tasks while the main test program is running. Background tasks are added on an on-going basis to increase the load on the processor, memory and system bus. 2) A DOS Extender is incorporated into the program and allows 386TEST (TM) to test additional memory found in above the normal 640k memory allocated for DOS programs. 3) The algorithms used in 386TEST (TM) have been changed and increase the processor load by approximately thirty percent over previous versions of the program. 4) Video RAM testing cycles have been increased to place a heavier load on the video display card during the test period. 5) Portions of the program have been ported to machine language allowing more tests to be run in a given period of time. 6) The documentation has been changed to reflect program updates. 7) Due to the immense popularity of this program the registration fee has been lowered! 8) 386TEST (TM) requires that an 80386, 80486 or 80586 processor be present in the system being tested. WARNING Do NOT touch any of the components during testing. You can easily get burned as the components get VERY hot! The system case SHOULD be closed to insure that normal ventilation procedures are in use. SHAREWARE REGISTRATION FORM FOR 386TEST (TM) Name:_________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ City:_________________________________ State:__________ Zip:_________ Country:______________________________________________________________ Day Time Phone Number:________________________________________________ =========================================================================== QUANTITY DESCRIPTION PRICE TOTAL =========================================================================== _______ Single User-Single Computer $ 25.00 ______ _______ Multi-User Site License $ 50.00 ______ _______ Source Code License * $ 5000.00 ______ Shipping/Handling $ 5.00 5.00 Total ______ Please sumbit this form with payment to the author at the following address and please allow two to three weeks for delivery. * The author reserves the right to refuse to issue a source code license, to anyone, for any reason at his sole discretion. All registrations include free updates for one year, priority technical support via, telephone, fax BBS and email and discounts on other products released by the author.
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Disk No: 2926 Disk Title: 386Test/WarpSpeed/VIz/UMAx PC-SIG Version: S1.0 Program Title: 386Test Author Version: 11/91 Author Registration: $25.00 Special Requirements: 80386, 80486, or 80586 processor. Hard drive recom 386TEST (TM) is a diagnostic program designed to test motherboards and system components. This program is used by a computer manufacturer to test their computers in a 110 degree burn-in room for 48 hours. Any computer with high quality, properly rated components can run this test for weeks without crashing. 386TEST tests all of the system's resources including the BIOS, CPU, NDP, Cache, RAM, Extended Memory, and Display Memory. Once started, 386TEST (TM) will run for 24 hours. The best time to use this program is when you receive your brand new computer. While you won't be able to use your new computer for one day, it is better to locate any problems as soon as possible and while your warranty is still good. If your system passes the 24 hour test, it should keep running. Program Title: WarpSpeed Author Version: 1.0 Author Registration: $20.00 Special Requirements: No special requirements. WARPSPEED is a shareware keyboard utility which will dramatically speed up the repetition rate of your keyboard, and it does it without overrun (when you release the key you have been holding down and the key continues to repeat). In addition, WARPSPEED does it using less than 1K of memory. Highly customizable, parameters can be specified when WARPSPEED is loaded or at any other time through the DOS command line or a batch file. You can turn WARPSPEED on or off, cause a speed-up delay, control overrun and repetition rate per second, unload it and reclaim memory, and display a reminder screen of WARPSPEED's parameters. Program Title: VIz Author Version: 4.20 Author Registration: $25.00 (plus S&H) Special Requirements: MDA/EGA/VGA or Hercules HGC/HGC+ and hard drive. VIZ is a small resident program that accelerates BIOS (and DOS) video input and output in text mode; it can be used with IBM-compatible MDA, EGA or VGA adapter cards and Hercules HGC and HGC+ cards. In its present version, VIZ produces video interference ("snow") in old CGA cards; for such systems you can use VIz-CGA, a snow-free, 8088-CPU oriented version. In addition, VIZ includes an independent, resident component for displaying a block cursor, either continuously or alternating with a line cursor at an adjustable rate of alternation. The latter display is well suited for easy localization of the cursor in some laptop screens. Finally, VIZ also contains an independent, resident ANSI-filter driver that mediates a subset of the ANSI escape sequences to control the console. This filter can be used, instead of ANSI.SYS, to implement ANSI escape sequences to control video display, with the advantage that can be turned off and on, and removed from memory without rebooting. All 3 resident modules occupy a total of less than about 1800 bytes of RAM. Depending on the system configuration and BIOS version, video accelerations by a factor of between 2 and 10 have been obtained. Program Title: UMAx Author Version: 1.20 Author Registration: See documentation. Special Requirements: High memory manager. UMAx allows for the testing of a number of services of the extended memory manager, which implements the extended memory specification in 80286-based or higher machines. The testing includes upper-memory block services, and provides a list of the size and address of available upper-memory blocks. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
This is to give notice that PC-SIG has received written permission from FM de Monasterio to distribute his programs (refer to distri- bution limitations in program documentation). Concerned programs on this disk are VIz and UMAx. If you have any questions, please contact: PC-SIG Library 1030-D East Duane Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ 386TST ZIP 191432 11-19-91 7:46a WARPSP10 ZIP 16617 3-11-92 11:37a VIZ420 ZIP 66289 11-14-91 7:46a PKUNZIP EXE 23528 3-15-90 1:10a UMAX120 ZIP 11797 11-14-91 7:46a FILE2926 TXT 6291 3-13-92 3:17p LICENSE TXT 449 3-17-92 2:29p GO-FORM DAT 2987 3-13-92 11:17a GO-STRT DAT 549 3-31-92 11:09a GO EXE 27558 2-06-92 2:16a PCSIG TXT 2335 1-21-92 6:09a CDROM TXT 3693 1-21-92 6:10a SHAREMAG TXT 1837 1-21-92 6:11a 13 file(s) 355362 bytes 2048 bytes free