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³ E Q U I P M E N T C H E C K V7.35 ³
Programs and Documentation are Copyright 1990 by clySmic sotware.
All rights reserved.
Equipment Check is a program that's been evolving as a front-end for
any hardware detection techniques I've picked up over the years. Just
type EQ to run.
II. WHAT'S NEW THIS VERSION
a. Total system board memory displayed, via the CMOS setup RAM,
for ATs and above.
b. The SYSLEVEL and its release date, if there is one, for DOS
c. Detects if SHARE is loaded or not.
d. Mouse support - a single click is the same as pressing a
key, a double click is the same as pressing escape.
e. Now detects 486 CPUs. Feedback on this feature from i486
owners is appreciated.
f. Detects if running in a virtual DOS machine under Windows
3.0's Enhanced 386 mode.
g. Detects the presence of DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface).
h. Detects the latest IBM PS/2s (new Model 80s, 65SX).
III. COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS
/B - Don't run the Dhrystone benchmark.
/C - Don't check CSD level if DOS 4.xx is found.
/R - Reset mouse, if any, at program startup. This was added
especially for Windows 3.0 users. Just put /R as a parameter in
the PIF file and you can control EQ with a mouse from Windows.
/D - Disable video blinking and exit.
/E - Enable video blinking and exit.
/? - A summary help list.
III. FOR OS/2'ERS
This program can be especially helpful for OS/2 users who want to know
what *.BIO file to keep in their root directory. The model, submodel,
and sometimes BIOS revision correspond to the *.BIO file to keep in
the root for your machine. The actual BIOS revision number in your
machine may be later than the one on the file. The filename will be
MMSSRR.BIO, where MM is the model, SS is the submodel, and RR may be
the BIOS revision. Be sure to edit ABIOS.SYS also. I know this works
on micro channel machines, I'm not sure about ISA machines.
EQ also knows when its in the DOS box and reports the OS accordingly.
If you use EQ under OS/2 1.2's dual boot (NOT the DOS box, which is
okay), and use a version of DOS 4.0 with no SYSLEVEL command, *and*
have \OS2 on your path, you'll get odd results, as OS/2's SYSLEVEL
command will be executed. Just use EQ /C to avoid.
IV. MORE DETECTION
There's a new, untested, 486 detector in this version. Some things EQ
can't detect yet: PS/1s, EISA buses, SX version of the 386. Any
detection techniques for these (or other items) are gratefully
V. MUMBO JUMBO
EQ 7.35 is copyrighted by clySmic sotware (Ralph B Smith Jr,
President/Chief Programmer/Cook/Bottle Washer).
This program is provided as Freeware. Please keep all files together.
Any donations, &c. would be appreciated. Please make any checks or
money orders payable to Ralph B Smith Jr).
This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular
purpose. So there.
clySmic sotware is not responsible for anything that may happen when
you use EQ, including hardware damage or information loss.
Ralph B Smith Jr
P. O. Box 2271
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12220