How Full-Loading Memory Operation Effects Users
August 15, 2002, Taipei - When consumers purchase a complete computer system or assembles one on their own, they often buy a minimum amount of memory due to a limited budget. Only a minority of consumers will consider compatibility and full-loading issues for expanding memory at a later date. TwinMOS understands the frustration that users encounter when expanding memory, and as such we have always included a full-loading test as a quality control requirement.
Consumers are eager to expand memory when their computer's memory capacity becomes inadequate, or when memory prices fall. During installation they will often casually insert memory modules that are of different brands, or modules that are incompatible with their system's speed. After inserting the second module of another brand, or a third module that is incompatible, their system immediately crashes or refuses to boot, and they wonder "what should I do now?" Is it possible that the quality of the memory module is bad? Does the mainboard support memory full-loading? Do the mainboard's module sockets really work or are they just for show? Often the consumers cannot guess what the problem is, since their new memory modules operate normally on the retail dealer's testing equipment, and their name brand mainboard has listed a full-loading test as a quality control requirement. The problem unresolved, the consumer becomes dissatisfied and accepts defeat, thinking there is no way they will ever be able to use their new memory modules.
Take the DDR 333MHz computer system as an example. Many producers assert their mainboards only support 4-banks of memory modules, and do not guarantee support for 6-banks of full-loading operation. Moreover, for the majority of memory modules, the bandwidth for signal input and output only maintains the load for one bank of two memory modules.
In contrast, the PC3200 memory module from TwinMOS supports the majority of DDR 333MHz mainboards on the market. These memory modules easily handle full-loading operation for 6-banks. How does TwinMOS produce memory modules with superior full-loading operation?
1. The circuit boards developed by TwinMOS all rely on and follow special electronics specifications and JEDEC standards, and all are of professional grade. Using these standards, there is no need to worry about cross-platform compatibility issues.
2. All memory modules developed by TwinMOS pass chipset mainboard certification by U.S. companies AMD, Intel, SiS, and VIA before general market release.
3. TwinMOS conditions for testing, production process, and quality control have all passed the certification of world-renowned computer system manufacturers. All circuit boards developed are supplied to renowned memory manufacturers, as well as for OEM production of memory modules.
4. Full-loading tests are part of the quality requirements for initial product design, and provide threshold quality for OEM manufacturers.
TwinMOS has a reason to believe in manufacturing excellence. Fully testing products is our responsibility to consumers, and it also avoids the burden of endless after-sales service. This is especially true for desktop computer systems that have an open system structure. Manufacturing products that use only standard specifications, standard materials, standard production processes, and standard testing, is the best recipe for resolving the issues of incompatibility.