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Memory Thermal Management Policy Using a Mirrored Mode Operation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034008D
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-11

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses the following components for a three-level thermal management policy: A memory controller and memory subsystem that supports a mirrored-mode of operation On-die thermal sensors placed on the MCH die, the DIMM or DRAM devices, and/or the buffer controllers Configuration and firmware methods in the form of a hierarchy of three policy states Benefits include thermal management without the associated thermal throttling.