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Is it necessary to burn-in RAM for server-class hardware?

Considering the fact that many server-class systems are equipped with ECC RAM, is it necessary or useful to burn-in the memory DIMMs prior to their deployment? I've encountered an environment where ...
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How much memory can I lock before the system starts swapping/thrashing?

I'm trying to use Memtester as a memory stress and correctness test for my organization's Linux boxes. Memtester basically just takes in an amount of memory to test as an argument, locks that much ...
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How to test RAM from Windows 2003 without planning an outage?

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 ...