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Method of Collecting and Tracking Memory Module's Field Performance Data In a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013615D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The disclosed method provides a simple and effective way for collecting and tracking memory module's field performance data in today's Personal Computers. Data is stored in a non-volatile area of the memory module itself, independent to the system hardware and error log. That means that the data stays intact with the memory once it's replaced or removed from the system. Years of field data indicates that over 80 percent of the memory modules returned from the field are NDF (no defect found).