OCZ today unveiled a new tool called SPD-Z which is designed to allow you to reprogram the SPD of your memory modules for improved compatibility, performance or both.
OCZ’s patent-pending SPD-Z Technology is the world’s first means for DIY users to reprogram their memory’s SPD (serial presence detect) and remedy an inefficient module and mainboard interface completely independent of BIOS tweaks. Thanks to this convenient method of reconfiguring the SPD, consumers can now enjoy ultimate compatibility, stability, and performance.
“Tweaks of hardware and firmware have become the primary tool of most computer hardware OEMs to differentiate themselves from the field of competitors, however, in some cases at the expense of compatibility,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “OCZ’s answer to the fragmentation of the market is the patent-pending SPD-Z technology that allows users to select custom SPDs from a library to optimize the interaction between the motherboard and memory firmware.”
The first beta version of the OCZ SPD-Z tool can be download at OCZ's forums.