UPDATED ON: November 14, 2010
The diagnostic can be configured to execute in one of two modes, presence test mode or verification mode. Additionally, it can be configured to enable (run) or disable (skip) individual default configurations are used for this mode of operation.
Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool Test System Requirements
The Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool is compatible with multiprocessor systems. It is essential that only one Intel® processor is tested at a time in this system configuration. Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool does not support multiple processors inserted into a multiprocessor system configuration.
Motherboard & Processor
It is essential that the motherboard you use to test your processor is fully compatible with your Intel® processor. Consult your motherboard manufacturer' s support to ensure the motherboard supports your processor. If you are using an Intel® Motherboard please use this utility Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool
It is essential that the motherboards BIOS is at the minimum BIOS revision specified to support your Intel® processor. Consult your motherboard manufacturer' s support to ensure the BIOS revision is at the correct revision.
IPDT is only compatible with motherboards built using Intel® 32-bit Architecture.
Over-Clocking should be disabled while running Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool.
Some power management features (e.g. Intel SpeedStep® technology) throttle or reduce the operating frequency of components within the system. These types of power management features may result in very low tested frequency results. This does not mean that the processor is operating at degraded performance levels. It means that the enabled power management feature is optimizing the efficiency of the processor, either to save power or reduce heat within the system.
We recommend you disable any power management features such as Intel SpeedStep® technology and configure your system to its optimal power management settings, when running Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool. For instructions on how to disable these power management features, please contact your system manufacturer.