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Documentation for Intellect 4.9.8. Documentation for other versions of Intellect is available too.

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In case of the USB Watchdog hardware performance testing the Reset button is connected to the computer motherboard via the USB Watchdog device with the help of special Watchdog cable. The appearance of the USB Watchdog device is displayed in the figure:

Special four-pin connector is installed on the USB Watchdog device to connect the Watchdog cable.

Connect the USB Watchdog hardware performance tester as follows:

  1. Make sure that power of motherboard and video capture card is off.
  2. Connect the USB Watchdog device to USB connector on the motherboard.
  3. Connect the Reset button cable to the four–pin connector of the USB Watchdog device with the help of a pair of contacts (1/0 or 2/0).  Connecting the Reset button cable to the USB Watchdog device is exemplified in the figure.

    Attention!

    Cables are to be connected to the video capture card taking into account the positioning of the main wire of four-pin connector.

    Note

    To specify the positioning of the main wire (earth conditioned «–/–») the multimeter may be used in the resistance test mode. In this case the main wire is determined by 0 resistance value between contacts

    Appearance and pinout of four-pin connector of the USB Watchdog: 0/0-main wire (earth conditioned «–/–»), 1/0 and 2/0- pairs of contacts for cables connections («+/–», «+/–»):

    Connection of the cables to four-pin connector of the USB Watchdog device.

  4. Connect the Watchdog cable to four-pin connector of the USB Watchdog device with the help of a vacant pair of contacts (1/0, or 2/0) – see the figure above.
  5. Connect the vacant end of the Watchdog cable to the connector on the motherboard for the Reset button cable.

Connecting the USB Watchdog hardware performance tester is completed.

Attention!

The USB Watchdog hardware performance tester is activated with the help of the System restart service (see Activating the hardware control of workability section in Administrator's Guide).

Note

Connecting the USB Watchdog hardware performance tester is not correct if there is no reboot after pressing the Reset button.

If all the steps of connecting are correct, then the USB Watchdog inoperativeness can be caused by inobservance of polarity while connecting the Watchdog cable to the motherboard. Interchange the cables and reconnect the Watchdog cable to the mother board.

Note

USB connector on the USB Watchdog may be used for connecting any external USB devices to the computer. Connected USB devices do not influence the USB Watchdog hardware performance tester.