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GeIL to Make Use of its DBT Technology for Black Dragon and BD EVO ONE DDR2 Modules

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  1. malware New Member

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    US based memory maker GeIL has recently unveiled that it will make use of DBT (Die-hard Burn-in Technology) when manufacturing not only its DDR2 SO-DIMMs but also the Black Dragon and BD EVO ONE Gaming series of DDR2 memory modules. Thanks to DBT every module of the above series will go through a series of burn-in tests to detect if there are any early failures. The proces quarantees to improve the overall product quality of GeIL memories and minimize the chance of getting defect GeIL memory to minimum. The DBT process is conducted in GeIL's own designed burn-in chamber called DBT-1. Inside it, 1000 pieces of modules are slotted onto DRAM controller boards. The modules are then dynamically tested by own-designed testing software simultaneously. DBT-1 can elevate the testing temperature up to 100 °C and maintain a full 24 hours of burn-in testing. GeIL will be announcing the following product lines that are scheduled to adopt DPT in the near future.

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    That's something we don't see everyday. But good, at least they can reduce their RMA rate :).
     
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    That's alot of RAM lol. Good stuff though, more companies should do this kind of testing and quality assurance.
     
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    Hope that's automated, if not, poor guy/ woman that has to "turn" all those modules whenever the dbt is complete
     
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    That would suck. Unless you got to slip a few modules into your pocket every now and then :p
     
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    Oh yeah, I'm sure the labor of placing and removing thousands of sticks of ram each day is made up with a free stick of ram, which inevitably will point at the worker and get them fired. LOL
     
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    Its great to see this display of quality control. I would like to know what exact test they are running to test these sticks. Any new memory I get I like to do a smaller burn-in, maybe a couple rounds with memtest and a couple other stress tests.
     
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    How awesome does that esting unit look haha, hundreds of those red eyes :D
     
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    Way to go Geil!

    Looking at their setup, I can't see a way that would be automated. My thumbs would be sore after one round @_0
     
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    Did that article say they test ram to 100*C, literally boiling point for 24 hours?
     
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    No doubt they will do some column and row type test with some serious voltage/ temp/ clock testing too.
     
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    This is something Kingston is doing to ALL their RAM a loooong time ago... About the tests, there are special tests for the machines, cannot use on a normal PC.
     
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    I know... right? if the mf process is the same, shouldnt they use a normal QC procedure? (like testing one out of 10 and if a defect is found etc etc)... testing every single module sounds expensive time consuming. Not to mention I would be worried about a module passing the 24 hour burn-in but then dying a few weeks later.
     
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    why, most computers will run for 24/7 for weeks without powering down. I myself don't turn mine off unless i need to.
     
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    Really? Never heard anything about it.
     
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    Well, I went with the local Kingston representative in a Roadshow for 2 weeks last year and he presented this. And they do this for a long time. In fact, on the global market, Geil isn't even in Top 10... Nor Kingmax, or other big names. Check here: http://www.kingston.com/company/marketshare.asp

    And about the testing: http://www.kingston.com/company/testing.asp "Kingston has always had an unwavering practice of 100% production testing of all finished goods. This means testing every cell on every chip on every module. On a 128MB module that is 1,024 million cells."

    P.S. I don't work for Kingston :D Just wanted to point that is nothing new on the market.
     
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    Good to see good ole american ingenuity (as I realize Kingston does it) I might start buying these EVDO ones and Black Dragons.

    BTW, which ones are better?
     
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    Both same specs, the Evo's have the cooler on them so might get a bit more out of them, just won't see the red dragons eyes:rolleyes:
     
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    don't suprise me, kingston make great yet affordable ram
     
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    Unfortunately for both of them Corsair has one my trust time and again. Glad to see the high levels of quality controls both companies are running.
     
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    DBT is a good thing, but it may effect the price too..
    And about the 100 degrees celsius, their test invironment is cabable of hitting that temperature but I don't think they test the ram sticks to that temperature..
    If they did, then I would be safe to notch up the voltage a bit more on my own GEIL sticks..
     
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    The will most prob test through all variables :

    Volts high- temp low- freq low
    Volts low- temp high- freq low...... so on and so forth, testing both column and stride, possible some ecc is done by the host machine.
     
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    Does this make you geil? lulz. Anyone here knows what geil means in Dutch? lulz
     
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    Probably the same as it does in German.
     

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