P.H.D. PCI2 Card Components
Here are the primary components that you’ll find on the Ultra-X P.H.D. PCI2 card.
1. The RS-232 serial port allows for remote data logging.
2. The LED display includes POST monitoring and diagnostic test and sub-test monitoring.
3. The P.H.D. PCI2’s critical LEDs include reset, PCI clock, and auxiliary power (both 5V and 3.3V), along with pass, fail, and skip LEDs for diagnostic testing.
4. These blocks let users select between each of the P.H.D. PCI2’s four testing modes: Standard Diagnostic, Extended Diagnostic, Forced Start Diagnostic, and POST monitoring.
5. The onboard VGA port works with the Forced Start Diagnostics mode, providing support for graphics.
6. Updates that Ultra-X issues to the P.H.D. PCI2 card are stored in the card’s flash firmware ROM.
7. The onboard memory lets the P.H.D. PCI2 run diagnostics even if the PC’s memory is malfunctioning.
8. The P.H.D. PCI2 connects to your system through a legacy PCI slot.
9. The card’s noise pattern generator plays a role in the troubleshooting process by generating a heavy load of traffic between the CPU, RAM, and PCI bus.
10. These temperature sensors let you connect 6- or 12-inch probes to the card that can measure the external ambient temperature of any area of your system.