Corsair Recalls DDR3 Memory Modules Powered by Elpida Chips

Corsair Blames Elpida’s Memory Chips for Dominator GT Failures

by Anton Shilov
07/08/2009 | 08:18 AM

Corsair Memory, a leading producer of high-performance memory products, said on Wednesday that it would stop selling its advanced memory modules powered by Elpida’s “Hyper” memory chips. Corsair advised all end-users who already own Dominator GT and similar DDR3 products based on Elpida’s chips and who have issues with them to return them to the maker.


“We have seen a number of reports across various forums about failures of modules built with Elpida “Hyper” RAMs. Through lab testing, we have now been able to reproduce similar failures. We are continuing to test to determine the cause of these failures. […] Due to these failures, we will no longer sell Hyper-based modules until the issue can be resolved. We have also have asked our retailers to return any modules they currently have on their shelves,” an official statement by Corsair Memory reads.

The products that are affected carry the following part numbers: TW3X4G1600C6GTF, TR3X6G1866C7GTF, TR3X6G2000C8GTF, TR3X3G2000C7GTF and TR3X6G2000C7GTF. As it can be observed, the impacted memory products are rather advanced 1600MHz, 1866MHz or 2000MHz memory modules that belong to Dominator GT or XMS3 product families.

“We are working on enhancing our manufacturing and testing process to be able to offer these parts again as soon as possible,” Corsair added.

Elpida’s most advanced DDR3 can operate in 667MHz – 2500MHz frequency range with 1.2V – 1.5V voltage settings.