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Tests to determine if Intel S2600cp server system boards, CPU, or RAM have any problems

What are some tests I can run from bootable USB drives or DVD that will let me know if there are any hardware problems with Intel S2600cp server system boards, their 2 CPUs, or their RAM?
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nobusCommented:
here the post code errors :  https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007059/server-products.html
troubleshooting :  https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/products/61088/server-products/server-boards/dual-socket-server-boards/intel-server-board-s2600cp-family.html

you can Always use the UBCD for testing ram , CPU etc
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD
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go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
direct download :  http://www.memtest.org/
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick
*** note *** for SSD drives  use the tool from the manufacturer, like intel 's toolbox :
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18455/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html

==>>****in order to be able to  boot from CD or usb - you may have to disable secure boot in the bios
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Boot a Windows OS installation USB

If there are any hardware issues you'll get a BSOD
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestions so far.

I am in the process of running these tests on the 4 used Intel S2600cp server system boards I have purchased that I will setup in my lab for testing and training purposes.

Are there any other diagnostics, tests, utilities, or other boot discs that I can run to thoroughly test these Intel server system boards?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
install an OS - soak test for 1 week.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Do you know of any scripts, programs, or utilities I can download or purchase that will run things within Server 2016 to simulate it running in a production environment?

If anything like this is available it will be greatly appreciated especially since I don't have the time to actively test these servers.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, we use a Product called CitraTest - https://www.tevron.com/test-automation-citratest.aspx

We also use LoadRunner, and there is a community Edition

https://admhelp.microfocus.com/lr/en/12.55/help/WebHelp/Content/WelcomeContent/c_Welcome.htm
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