Friday, July 10th 2009

OCZ Technology Also Halts Sales of Elpida Hyper DRAMs

Following earlier reports of failing memory modules with Elpida Hyper chips, first Corsair and now OCZ Technology is stopping sales of Elpida Hyper DRAMs. Although OCZ claims it has not yet seen extended failures in its Elpida Hyper equipped memory modules, because an earlier batches were used, it is also pulling out the presumably affected memory modules and memory kits. This is OCZ's official statement:
In regards to the potential issues relating to Elpida Hyper IC's, OCZ has not yet seen extended failures in the field, and the Elipda Hyper IC's we have used came from earlier batches so we do not yet know if this is the reason why we are not seeing field issues but as a proactive measure based on the latest information from media reviewers like AnandTech we have officially held the use of any Elpida Hyper IC's at this time. Any customers that are seeing issues are encouraged to contact us and we will absolutely take care of all customers with a no questions asked refund or exchange for another OCZ product of equal value, whichever the customer prefers. We want to make sure that our customers have peace of mind and the confidence that we will take care of any and all issues related to modules that utilize Elpida Hyper chips.
Source: OCZ Support Forums
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17 Comments on OCZ Technology Also Halts Sales of Elpida Hyper DRAMs

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
now thats OCZ, nice and easy on the warranty :)

and for once a company in the USA actually has a decent RMA system here in australia too.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I'm beginning to think this has something to do with the $2B financial aid Elpida received which many other companies were vying for.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
oh yeah, if they started getting tons of warranty requests/cancelled orders due to a large batch of bad memory, that really would hurt them
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Didn't think about that Mussels, the aid that is. I have to admit I love OCZ's statement.
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#6
dustyshiv
Which Corsairs use these ICs?? Dont tell me the ones thats listed in my specs!!:shadedshu
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
by: dustyshiv
Which Corsairs use these ICs?? Dont tell me the ones thats listed in my specs!!:shadedshu
yeah you're screwed man.









(actually, i have no idea and just wanted to make you sad)

Google seems to show that the dominator GT ram is the elpida, not the one you have.
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#8
dustyshiv
by: Mussels
yeah you're screwed man.









(actually, i have no idea and just wanted to make you sad)

Google seems to show that the dominator GT ram is the elpida, not the one you have.
U had me scared for a min!!:cry:

On the other hand...Its gonna take more than couple of ICs to scare mama's brave boy!!:p
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#9
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
in case anyone wondered...

OCZ blade series are the ones with elpida hypers.

other hyper chipped ram include...

dominator GT
kingston hyperx T1
mushkin (some black(XP) and some redline)
chaintech apogee
gskill perfect storm
mushkin ascent
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#10
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: Fitseries3
in case anyone wondered...

OCZ blade series are the ones with elpida hypers.

other hyper chipped ram include...

dominator GT
kingston hyperx
mushkin (some black(XP) and some redline)
chaintech apogee
gskill perfect storm
mushkin ascent
I've got the Kingston Hyper X 2000's in my second rig. No problems so far.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
it wasnt too huge of a failure rate paulie, <5% if memory serves.
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#12
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
It sounds like the market is going to kill Elpida one way or another.
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#13
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: Paulieg
I've got the Kingston Hyper X 2000's in my second rig. No problems so far.
i edited my post to correct my mistake.

its the kingston hyperX T1 series.

im sure you know if they are hypers or not.

its not that they are crap... just be weary of them dying sooner than a non hyper chipped set.

and to top it off....

i've heard news that SOMEONE(possibly elpida, possibly someone else, im mot going to say) is working on some 2400mhz ICs :D to replace hypers
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#14
[I.R.A]_FBi
Just installed some blades in freinds pc .. the machine was giving problems :|
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#15
LagunaX
DDR2 Blades aren't affected I think , just Blade 2000 and up...according to the OCZ forums.
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