Memory Identify/Configuration

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Are there any boot cd's open source/or commercial I can get that I can use to boot up a workstation/server that will identify what memory is installed in it the dimm configuration etc..

something like crucial.com memory scanner etc..
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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions Consulting

Commented:
CPU-z does this from windows. Memtest86 is a boot cd program that tells you. It comes alone or on the gparted boot cd or many other boot CDs.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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It's not bootable, but HWiNFO is a terrific piece of software (and free!) that gives you lots of hardware info, including the memory config:
http://www.hwinfo.com

Below is an example from HWiNFO32 (extracted from its full report) of the memory config on one of my computers (I removed the serial numbers for privacy reasons). Regards, Joe

Memory Device

  Total Width: 64 bits
  Data Width: 64 bits
  Device Size: 4096 MBytes
  Device Form Factor: SODIMM
  Device Locator: Bottom-Slot 1(left)
  Bank Locator: BANK 0
  Device Type: Unknown
  Device Type Detail: Synchronous
  Memory Speed: 1333 MHz
  Manufacturer: Micron
  Serial Number: XXXXXXXX
  Part Number: 16JSF51264HZ-1G4D1
  Asset Tag: Unknown

Memory Device

  Total Width: 64 bits
  Data Width: 64 bits
  Device Size: 4096 MBytes
  Device Form Factor: SODIMM
  Device Locator: Bottom-Slot 2(right)
  Bank Locator: BANK 2
  Device Type: Unknown
  Device Type Detail: Synchronous
  Memory Speed: 1333 MHz
  Manufacturer: Micron
  Serial Number: XXXXXXXX
  Part Number: 16JSF51264HZ-1G4D1
  Asset Tag: Unknown
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Top Expert 2013

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You can use server own tools. For hp servers there is Insight diagnostics. Start > program files > hp system tools > hp system management homepage > insight diagnostics

For other vendors there are tools , please check out the respective vendor website. those tools will display configuration information.

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The server is running esx 4.0 so I don't have any hp tools installed most tools you guys suggested will work however they are not bootable Im just trying to avoid having to open the server
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>> ...however they are not bootable

Then take a look at UBCD or UBCD4Win

Ultimate Bootdisk and diag utils:
http://ultimatebootcd.com 

Ultimate Bootdisk 4 Windows
http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

What is the model of the server?

Author

Commented:
It's a HP DL380 G6

Author

Commented:
Thanks - used ubuntu live cd, and ran the following

http://haibyit.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/check-ram-speed-type-bootcd/

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