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OCZ comments on Elpida memory chips

Potato famine
Fri Jul 10 2009, 19:12

THERE HAS STILL been no word from Elpida on what appears to be a pandemic of Hyper memory chip failures, despite the fact that firms seem to be dropping the chips faster than a hot potato.

Mushkin would appear to be the latest company to drop Elpida Hypers, with the firm's website showing the most expensive memory kit offerings - all Elpida Hypers - as no longer available. Mushkin hasn't made any formal announcement, but the facts would appear to speak for themselves.

Meanwhile, OCZ, despite having announced it will be halting the sale of the blighted chips, has told the INQ the problems are "not that big an issue," claiming it had found the line of Elpida offerings to be a "slow seller" anyway and that the firm had "pulled back from stocking and supplying large stocks of them."

An OCZ spokesperson told us that by working with end users and online websites, the firm had determined that "certain batches are better than others" with OCZ's last batch "being a little better as it's older." Something of a golden oldy, we assume.

OCZ did admit, however, that "We do still feel there is an issue" and promised "we will look after customers who already have the modules 110% either by support ticket or on the oczforum." µ

See Also
Elpida memory deaths: the plot thickens


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