ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CMTL, (www.cmtlabs.com), Computer Memory Test Labs, the industry's leading independent memory compatibility and functionality testing lab announced an advisement to all Intel motherboard and system integrators to only buy Intel approved memory modules. This includes integrators that buy desktops, NUCs, server motherboards and server systems. Modules not Intel approved may have incorrect SPD programming, marginal functionality, EOL components including DRAM and PCB's and most importantly a non locked down BOM (bill of materials). Long term reliability will also be in question due to the fact that the module did not pass the rigorous Intel/CMTL Advanced Tested compatibility and functionality stress process.
CMTL's President, John Deters stated, "A system integrator needs to be fully aware that by installing none Intel approved memory in platforms especially high end servers that can take up to 24 DIMMS, full compatibility and functionality may be seriously compromised. Non approved modules sold as form, fit and function equivalents to approved modules on the specific platform tested memory are not supported by Intel in the event of a field failure. Non Intel approved memory modules bought with a manufacturer's 'lifetime guarantee, free replacement' won't mean much if a memory related system crash occurs and results in loss of business."
CMTL was established in 1996, as an independent test lab to insure memory module compatibility on Intel platforms. To date CMTL has performed over 20,000 advanced tests. Memory successfully Intel advanced tested by CMTL is added to each Intel motherboard or system approved memory list. Modules not approved by Intel are not supported and may have a higher risk of experiencing sporadic errors, unstable functionality, performance issues and system crashes
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