Tom heeft een paar pagina's met tekst (wat moet er anders op...) online gezet waar hij het heeft over de problemen met de MTH en dan voornamelijk over de problemen die de producenten (Asus) van i820 moederborden met de MTH hebben:
Asus can reimburse customers who want to return their i820 w/MTH motherboards and will get the money back from Intel later on. However, it isn't quite as easy to define the amount. Many people bought their Asus-motherboard unknowingly with their system. You cannot quite expect that every owner of a computer system is able to take out his motherboard, bring it back and put in a new one. Thus those people need support. Either the OEM/system integrator is taking back the whole system and replaces it with a i820 w/RDRAM or somebody has to go to the customer and replace the board for him. This is costing HUGE amounts of money. Asus sold only few i820 motherboards that did not come with MTH, because most of their customers did not want to pay the ridiculous premium for RDRAM. Thus the production of those boards is very low. Now exactly these boards are required as the replacement for the MTH-motherboards. If thousands of people are contacting Asus right now, which certainly is the case, then how is Asus supposed to have those hundred thousands of MTH-free i820 motherboards available for the replacement? As you know from my initial article, the replacement includes an i820 board without MTH and the required RDRAM as well. Currently there is hardly enough RDRAM available to fill the demand for the replacements. Intel has assured Asus that it will supply the RDRAM for the replacement procedure, but right now Asus doesn't have several hundred thousand RDRAM RIMMs available.