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486TEST (TM) DOCUMENTATION Copyright 1992 - All Rights Reserved INTRODUCTION 486TEST (TM) is a diagnostic program designed to test motherboards and system components. Computational loads on the processor, and numeric processor (if present) exceed by several 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 486TEST (TM) will run for days. A status line at the bottom of the screen keeps you updated as to the progress of the test. 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 AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. 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 486TEST (TM) 1) BEFORE running the program, please disable any memory managers you may be loading in your CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT file. 2) Copy 486TEST.EXE 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. 4) Do not rename the program file. WHAT 486TEST (TM) IS 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. 486TEST'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. 486TEST (TM) DOCUMENTATION Copyright 1992 - All Rights Reserved 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 a while it is better to locate any problems as soon as possible. If your system passes the test, it should keep running. If you have unloaded all memory managers and 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, just to make sure you can detect any problems and get them fixed before the warranty expires. NEW FEATURES IN 486TEST (TM) 1) A proprietary adaptive algorithm is now in use. This insures that additional loads are placed on the processor/co-processor when a high power processor is found. 3) Video RAM testing cycles have been increased to place a heavier load on the video display card during the test period. 4) Portions of the program have been ported to machine language allowing more tests to be run in a given period of time. 5) The documentation has been changed to reflect program updates. 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. 486TEST (TM) DOCUMENTATION Copyright 1992 - All Rights Reserved SHAREWARE REGISTRATION FORM There are two registrations currently available for this software. The first is a PERSONAL registration, which licenses the use of the program on one computer at a time, by one person at a time. The second registration is a COMMERCIAL registration, which licenses the use of program on any number of computers. All registrations include free updates for one year (normally an update is issued every four to six months) and technical support via telephone and through EMAIL if you have access to one of the major networks. You will receive the latest version of the software when you purchase a registration and a minimum of one update six months later. Updates after the first year can be purchased for thirty (30) percent of the registration fee then in effect. All software purchased under one of the registrations described above will display registration information consisting of the owner's name and serial number. 486TEST (TM) DOCUMENTATION Copyright 1992 - All Rights Reserved SHAREWARE ORDER FORM Name:______________________________________________________________ Company:___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________ City:_______________________________ State:_______ Zip:____________ Phone Number: (________) ____________-______________ Registration Description Price Quantity Total Personal 486TEST Registration $ 25.00 ________ $ ____.__ Commercial 486TEST Registration $ 75.00 ________ $ ____.__ Sub-Total $ ____.__ Shipping/Handling $ 5.00 Total $ ____.__ Please allow a minimum of three weeks for delivery of your order. All orders are shipped UPS ground or through the mail. Please send all orders to: Richard Levey 41 Park Row - Room 710 New York, New York 10038
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