Who makes your memory? - you may be surprised!
With there being loads of Retail makes of Memory Module supplier out there, ie Corsair, Mushkin, OCZ etc, I thought it would be of interest to post this:-
DDR2 RAM List
This is a list of DDR2 memory modules and the actual memory chip make used.
Many companies don't make their own memory, they simply "fabricate" the modules with their own branding and source the actual memory chips elsewhere.
So for instance, Mushkin might be using the same actual memory chips as Crucial memory which is the Retail Division of the actual memory manufacturer Micron. (ie they could both be using the same actual Micron chips on their DDR boards)
Board design and quality varies too, but personally I would place the guys who actually make the chips themselves to take the lead in the expertise in this area.
I've also read that this list may not be upto date, or entirely accurate - I cannot make any judgement on that.
However it is detailed and you can see just how companies source their chips and boards and how that can vary even on one particular product.
Corsair forum DDR2 enquiry listing:-
DDR II IC Inquiry - The Corsair Support Forums
Last edited by VorLonUK; 10-05-2008 at 10:57 PM.
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