I'm looking for a way to force an ECC error in a DRAM DIMM to test some code associated with recovering from these errors. I believe Intel makes a test jig for several thousand dollars, but I'm looking for something a bit cheaper.
I've tried buying a Beta emitter (Strontium 90, 0.01uCi) attached to the DIMM to force a "bit flip" in the hardware. After two weeks of running, I'm not getting any ECC errors reported.
My next step is to either buy a stronger emitter... or see if anyone else has solved this some other way.
Question: Has anyone found a way to force ECC failures in a DIMM for test purposes (other than finding a failed DIMM and using that.. which was our old technique until the DIMM gave up the ghost completely)