January 4, 2018

Thaiphoon Burner Super Blaster 12.0.0.0 has been released. A list of then new features is below.

  • Part Number of SpecTek DRAM components is displayed and build in accordance with Microns Part Numbering;
  • Part Number of Hynix DDR2 components is displayed and built in accordance with legacy and new Hynix rules;
  • Attached DDR3 DRAM part numbering system of Elpida Memory to build DRAM part numbers;
  • Attached the latest part numbering system of Nanya Technology for DDR4 8Gb A-die components;
  • Added building part numbers for Qimonda DDR2 DRAM components;
  • A simple process manager has been developed to prevent SPD data from corruption and inconsistency while reading EEPROM. Before reading SPD EEPROM content the program enumerates all running processes to find ones related to temperature and RGB LED control software, e.g. ASUS Aura Sync based applications. When found, the list of all unsafe processes is displayed. The user can terminate them or ignore the warning;
  • Module Series is displayed in the summary and full reports for G.SKILL, Corsair, GoodRAM, AMD and Crucial DRAM modules;
  • A huge improvement in building part numbers and die identification of DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 DRAM components has been made. If this data is not found in SPD bytes the alternative function is called for analyzing the part number of memory modules to determine the manufacturer and die generation of used DRAM components. This functions works perfectly for memory modules manufactured by Apacer, ASint, Crucial, Ramaxel, RAmos, Kingmax, Swissbit, Smart Modular and others;
  • The SPD Browser can fetch SPD dumps from SPD database by DRAM Manufacturer criteria. Besides, after updating the SPD database file the user can browse the recently added SPD dumps immediately or by executing NEW search query lately;
  • The Comparator tool provides reading SPD EEPROM content to the right HEX panel which is defined for reference purposes. This improvement lets the user compare SPDs of their modules quick and easy;
  • Used a PageControl component to switch between the three modes of Welcome Screen, Full Summary/Report and HEX. Such an interface design concept makes UI more responsive and takes less time to redraw the interface itself;
  • SPD reading/writing is performed two times faster for 4-Kbit DDR4 EEPROM devices;
  • The new efficient programming algorithm for Intel SMBus Host Controllers enables to read SPD EEPROM data 14 times faster. Now it takes about 500 milliseconds to complete reading of 512 SPD bytes.

April 5, 2018

Thaiphoon Burner Super Blaster 13.0.0.0 has been released. Below is the list of new features.

  • The new Timing Table Editor for DDR2 SPD has been developed. It has an in-depth interface design implementation that allows editing all the necessary memory timings of SPD intuitively.
  • Every editing tool now has a navigation bar in one color style and minimum set of control buttons. The color of the navigation bar is customized in the Settings menu.
  • The procedure for analyzing Part Numbers of memory modules now supports the DDR4 Part Numbering system of Smart Modular. This helps to determine DRAM Manufacturer and DRAM Die if these two required parameters were not programmed in SPD.
  • To comply with the JEDEC SPD for DDR4 Release 3 Annex the Timing Table Editor sets the Maximum DRAM Cycle Time to 1.6 ns (625 MHz) for every preset of the JEDEC standard speed bin list.
  • The SPDWD Patch Assistant enables to select the PCIEXBAR address from the list, which is filled with the three base addresses being most typical for the Intel platform.
  • Added description for all the SPD bytes of DDR4 LRDIMM being displayed on the Statusbar.
  • SPD release dates of DDR4 DRAM modules have been revised.
  • The Product Details Editor sets the Odd Parity bit in all the Manufacturer ID Codes to meet JEDEC requirements.
  • Added SMBus Controller Device ID of Intel Gemini Lake code-named SOCs to enable accessing SPD EEPROM.
  • The part marking of Hynix DDR2 SDRAM components, mounted on the third-party DRAM modules, is determined.
  • The full report includes detailed information specific to hybrid DDR4 NVDIMM modules.
  • The SPD Browser enables to fetch SPD dumps from the SPD database by NVDIMM module type.
  • Fixed a bug due to the Register Manufacturer and Register Model fields not being displayed for DDR4 NVRDIMM and DDR4 LRDIMM.
  • Fixed a bug due SPD data not being decoded when opening the SPD dump from the database if the Add to shortcuts button has been pressed before.
  • Fixed Division by zero error due to SPD reporting not being possible for certain DRAM module manufacturers.

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