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Is there a way to test RAM from within running Windows 2003? I suspect bad ram but don't want to plan an outage to test it (especially that getting into server room isn't the easiest). I know about tools that allow to test it with closed system but that's not what I need now.

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Does your server have onboard management like iLO, ILOM, or DRAC? It should track ECC errors and other RAM problems. It would also identify the bad chip. –  Chris S Jul 14 '11 at 12:43
    
It's old IBM x3650 MT:7979. Don't think it has remote management but I think it does have some tools. But this means reboot and outage. –  MadBoy Jul 14 '11 at 12:50
    
What makes you think you have bad RAM? Corrupt data or random reboots? –  Scott Warren Jul 14 '11 at 13:27
    
Yes, random reboots and it happened directly after I have changed 1GB of RAM into 8GB of RAM (although system is only Windows 2003 STD so i see 4GB in system). –  MadBoy Jul 14 '11 at 13:39
    
Since this is happening after a module change, it could be that the modules aren't quite seated properly - though reseating them would also require an outage. It's also possible that the larger modules are generating more heat, your random reboots could be thermal related - any indications of temperatures being higher than expected? –  Mike Insch Jul 14 '11 at 14:18
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