Kingston, the worlds largest module maker/vendor and a very close partner of elpida has unofficially anounced that they will replace elpida hyper chips with another chip in the immediate future. faulty elpida hyper modules will be replaced with new modules based on another ddr3 chip (which one is unknown so far)
Corsair, one of the tier2 module maker/vendor has officially anounced that they are phasing out elpida hyper based modules and are recalling all elpida hyper based inventory from shops and distributors
UPDATE3: OCZ and Mushkin are putting elpida hyper based kits on hold as well, at least for now until more testing has been done
UPDATE4: the problems only affected a couple of batches of elpidas ddr3 chips, current batches and PSC chips (they licensed elpidas design) dont seem to have any reliability issues
UPDATE5: to make it more clear, PSC chips dont die at stock volts from what ive seen, they die very quickly with voltages above 1.9v though
thx to karmakazi for the pic
These kits tend to cost quite a lot, and even though they are rated to 1.65v and some are running them fine at above 2v, a lot of them seem to be dieing lately, even at as low as 1.5v vdimm...
If this happened to you with samsung based memory or any other memory chip or you are not sure what chips your sticks use, but they also died at low vdimm, please post your experience here as well, it might not be an elpida hyper problem after all...
please answer as many of the questions below, ideally all of them:
Just quote this post and then add your reply under each question
1.) After how much time did your memory fail? hours? weeks? months?
2.) Did you stress it a lot? (memtest/orthos/gaming)
3.) How did the memory die? Idle, load, reboot?
4.) What exactly happened? freeze, errors, crash, system turned off, system rebooted, blue screen, black screen
5.) What board, pcb rev and bios version did you use?
6.) What speed and timings did you run the memory at when it died?
7.) what speed and timings did you run the memory at most of the time?
6.) What vtt did you run when the memory died?
8.) what vtt did you run the memory at most of the time?