CMTL recommends Intel® motherboard and system customers to only buy Intel® approved memory modules

Dec 06, 2013, 13:00 ET from CMTL

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CMTL (, Computer Memory Test Labs, the industry's leading independent memory compatibility and functionality testing lab, announced an industry recommendation to customers who buy Intel platforms including desktops, NUCs, server motherboards and server systems to make sure the memory purchased, or was installed by a system builder, is on the Intel approved memory list for the specific motherboard or system.  

CMTL's President, John Deters, stated, "It has come to our attention recently that there are a significant number of Intel customers who may be buying memory modules for Intel motherboards and systems that have not successfully passed the rigorous Intel/CMTL Advanced Tested process and are not posted on the Intel approved memory list for the specific motherboard or system. This is like putting non factory spec and approved tires on a high performance automobile and running the risk of a blow out when the speed and performance of the vehicle is pushed." Deters continued, "I think a contributing part of the problem is more Intel end user customer education is needed, and we intend to help correct that situation."

CMTL was established in 1996 as an independent test lab to ensure 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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Contact: John Deters, CMTL, 770-238-2085,