HP says as many as 900,000 notebooks buggy

Friday HP discovered a memory flaw that could have affected as many as 900,000 notebooks. Already HP announced that they will be offering free memory replacements. According to News.com "The memory modules in question, which came in 128MB, 256MB and 512MB capacities, were manufactured between March 2002 and July 2003 by four companies, including Infineon, Micron, Samsung and Winbond, Hockey said." If your notebook is one of the 900,000 please check out the link to the HP Memory Module Replacement Program.

Hewlett-Packard has discovered a memory flaw that could be in as many as 900,000 of its notebook computers and is offering customers free memory modules as a remedy.

The computer giant said Friday that through tests, it discovered a circuit design flaw in some notebook memory modules that could cause Windows operating system "blue screens," intermittent lockups or memory corruption. HP believes that about 900,000 notebooks could be affected by the memory problem, said company spokesman Mike Hockey. To be affected, HP discovered, notebooks must combine the potentially defective memory modules with one of several Intel chipsets and Pentium processors that support a certain low-power state, dubbed C3, he said.

The memory modules in question, which came in 128MB, 256MB and 512MB capacities, were manufactured between March 2002 and July 2003 by four companies, including Infineon, Micron, Samsung and Winbond, Hockey said. "HP has been in contact with us on this issue, and we are in the process of finding a suitable solution," said an Infineon representative. None of the other companies was immediately available to comment.

View: HP Memory Module Replacement Program

News source: C|Net News.com

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