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UBCD Workbook for V4.11, V5.0 RC1 (Excel)

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
UBCD Workbook (Excel) Rev. 3 Excel workbook listing all tools on versions 4.11 and 5.0 RC1. Contains descriptions and links to the websites for each tool. Contains two worksheets, one for each version; both are formatted for printing.



The follow tools are included in UBCD v4.1.1.

Mainboard Tools

Peripherals Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Parallel port detection and test utilities v1.45 Displays the configuration of the parallel ports in your system. Resolve I/O address and IRQ contention problems. Measure the performance capabilities of your parallel ports. Experiment with your parallel port configuration.
ATAPI CDROM Identification v2.22 Displays useful information about ATAPI CDROM drive: 1) Identify Device, 2) Drive Inquiry, 3) Mode Sense. On some older drives, you need to use the delay switch or miscellaneous switches. For example, 2-speed Vertos CD-ROM drive in old 386-Intel computer is only recognized with a switch <delay:1>.
CHZ Monitor-Test v1.01 Checks for bad pixels on TFT monitors by displaying screens in different colors.

CPU Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
CPU Burn-in v1.00 The ultimate stability testing tool for overclockers. The program heats up any x86 CPU to the maximum possible operating temperature that is achievable by using ordinary software. This allows the user to adjust the CPU speed up to the practical maximum while still being sure that stability is achieved even under the most stressful conditions.
CPUinfo N/A
Intel Processor Frequency ID v7.2.20041115 Reports information about your Intel CPU, including brand name, rated and tested speed, cache memory, technologies and classification. Supports older Intel CPU (P3 and below).
Intel Processor Identification Utility v3.3.20061218 Reports information about your Intel CPU. Supports newer Intel CPU (P4 and above).
Mersenne Prime Test v24.14
Stress v1.00 Deliberately simple workload generator for POSIX systems. It imposes a configurable amount of CPU, memory, I/O, and disk stress on the system.
StressCPU (requires CPU with SSE) v2.0 Torture-test your CPU in order to make sure that you don't have overheating problems. It will only run on SSE-equipped x86 CPUs, and it is executing a special version of the Gromacs innerloops that mixes SSE and normal assembly instructions to heat your CPU as much as possible.
x86test v0.10a Displays information about the processor in an x86/PC system. Identifies the vast majority of x86 CPUs and their current clock speed. For chips that support CPUID it will print as much useful information as it can, including detailed cache configuration where possible.

Benchmark Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
System Speed Test 32 V4.78 System information and benchmark tool. Detects processor type and clock rate, memory size and speed index, BIOS vendor and date etc.
3D Benchmark VGA V1.00 This software has been placed into the public domain to establish a reference point for comparing the performance of PC compatible VGA systems. The 3D benchmark is arrived at by timing one cycle of a continuous 3-dimensional demonstration and then calculating the average number of screen updates the computer system has achieved in one second (frames per second - fps). The higher the benchmark, the greater the performance. The benchmark is dependant on a number of factors. These include: - the processor type (eg 80286, 80386, 80486) - the speed of the processor - the speed of the memory - the use of cache memory - the internal architecture of the PC - the bus size of the VGA card (8 or 16 bit) & the efficiency of the VGA card.
CPU Benchmark No version given CPU Benchmark program.
CD Index V1.10 Information about CDs. i.e. indexing CDs. Measures performance of CD-ROM drives based on seek time and data transfer rate for any specific ROM drive /computer / test disc combination. Shows effect of changes such as clock speed, busspeed, ROM drivers, DOS, and more. Generate relative performance index for CD-ROM drives, which converges towards a constant number based on seek time and data transfer rate for any specific drive/computer/disc combination.
QwikTest N/A N/A

BIOS Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
!BIOS V3.20 Decrypts the passwords used in some most common BIOS (IBM, AMI, Award and Phoenix). Saves/restores BIOS setup settings. Saves the part of the RAM dedicated for the BIOS. Performs brutal attacks (”blasters”) which removes password from a lot of Bioses. A bit dangerous though, can give unexpected and unwanted results. CMOS hex editor can modify the CMOS/NVRAM memory in binary, decimal and hexadecimal ways(only for very experienced hackers). Built-in support pages which provides several tricks and tips, notes about known backdoors etc.
BIOS v1.35 Saves and restores the BIOS settings * Validates actual settings to saved settings * Deletes the BIOS settings (there are some strange cases...) * Displays information about the BIOS, BIOS Extensions and BIOS beepcodes * Finds BIOS passwords for Award, Ami, Phoenix and AST BIOS * Finds BIOS universal passwords for Award BIOS * Dumps the whole BIOS segment to disk * Switches the 1st and 2nd level caches on/off * Turns the PC into Suspend or Stand-By mode (requires APM 1.1+) * Turns off the PC (requires APM 1.2+) * Rebooting the PC (cold/warm/int19).
CMOSPWD v4.80 Decrypts password stored in BIOS CMOS. Works with the following BIOS: ACER/IBM, AMI, AMI WinBIOS 2.5, Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0, Compaq, Packard Bell, IBM (PS/2, Activa, and ThinkPad), Phoenix, Gateway Solo, Toshiba, Zenith AMI etc.
KEYDisk N/A
WipeCMOS V1.20 Clears all CMOS settings to recover from lost passwords or corrupt BIOS settings.

System Information

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
AIDA16 V2.14 System information, diagnostics and benchmarking tool. Development has been discontinued. This is the last version. Discontinued.
NSSI V0.59.14 Navrátil Software System Information - System information and benchmarking tool. Detects computer vendor, model, mainboard manufacturer/type/chipset/bus, CPU type/frequency/stepping/name/serial number, L1/L2/L3 cache size/type/speed, FPU type/frequency, PCI/AGP/PnP/EISA/PCMCIA devices, video card vendor/model/chipset/memory size etc.
PC-Config V9.33 Sysinfo Software for DOS - Complete hardware detection including CPU type/speed, RAM size, HDD size, VGA chip, PCI cards etc. Development has been discontinued. This is the last version.
ASTRA V5.31 Displays detailed information about your computer hardware and device operation modes, including undocumented information. This is a demo version with basic hardware and software detection only. Demo Version.
PCISniffer V1.5 Automatically detects which PCI buses and devices are present. You can browse the detected devices and list all functions of these devices in a detailed display. It also gives you the chance to detect resource conflicts and resolve them.
PCI V1.1 Craig's PCI Diagnostic Software - Allows exploration of PCI/AGP/PCI Express/CardBus/CompactPCI/PCI-X/PCI HotPlug etc. hardware at the lowest level. pcidevs.txt: 13 Feb 2006
CTIA V2.7 Shows a summary of the main cache and DRAM configurations forselected Intel chipsets as well as a few older VIA and AMD chipsets.
DIMM_ID V1.5 Identify the Make / Model / Serial Number / Specs of the DIMM modules installed in your PC.

CPU Tests

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
CPU Burn-in v1.00 By Michal Mienik. The ultimate stability testing tool for overclockers. Heats up any x86 CPU to the maximum possible operating temperature that is achievable by using ordinary software. This allows the user to adjust the CPU speed up to the practical maximum while still being sure that stability is achieved even under the most stressful conditions. The program continuously monitors for erroneous calculations ensuring the CPU does not generate errors during calculations under overclocking conditions. The Linux version which is included in UBCD is at V1.00. V1.01 applies to Windows only.
Mersenne Prime Test V23.9/24.14 Mersenne Prime Search program that stresses the CPU.. Internet search for Prime numbers, for testing your processor and internet activity Need to update Mersenne Prime Test boot disk to allow user to manually override the decision (based on automatic CPU detection) to run V23/V24. The original maintainer does not have time to do this, so if you are interested to help, please contact me directly. (at ubcd forum)
StressCPU V20021024 Torture-test your CPU in order to make sure that you don't have overheating problems. Requires SSE-equipped x86 CPUs. Executes a special version of the Gromacs inner loops that mixes SSE and normal assembly instructions to heat your CPU as much as possible.

Memory Tests

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Memtest86 v3.3 Thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. It executes a series of numbered test sections to check for errors. These test sections consist of a combination of test algorithm, data pattern and cache setting. The execution orders were arranged so that errors will be detected rapidly.
Memtest86+ v1.70 Memtest86 port. Detects all current chipsets and display useful information about them.
Windows Memory Diagnostic n/a Tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. Released by Microsoft to cater to users who are experiencing problems when running Windows.
DocMem RAM Diagnostic v3.1beta Captures all possible memory failures in a PC. Rigorous test pattern is exercised on both the PC Base and Extended Memory to locate defective memory.
TestMem4 V4.00 Tests system memory and memory on Nvidia.

Boot Management

Data Recovery

Hard Disk Drive Tools

Hard Disk Information & Management

Hard Disk Diagnosis

Hard Disk Cloning

Hard Disk Low-Level Editing

Hard Disk Wiping

Hard Disk Installation

Installation Tools

Partition Management

Other Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
AVIRA AntiVir Rescue System v3.6.9-20100512182845 The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections.
FileLink v3.01 This program is part of Caldera OpenDOS V7.03.
Parted Magic v4.10 Use the wiki page to learn more.
UBCD FreeDOS (Based on NwDsk V3.40) v1.41 Based on NwDsk V3.40