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UNESCO November 6, 2006 07:41 PM

Any end in sight for high RAM prices?
I'm contemplating upgrading from my X2 4400+ to an overclocked Conroe system but these inflated prices are are deal breaker right now.

Are we going to see any DDR2-667/DDR2-800 2GB kits come down to the $200 region anytime soon... I'd really like to jump aboard the Intel bandwagon! :p

Misoprostol November 6, 2006 08:52 PM

Best thing to do is probably pick up some used RAM. Considering most RAM comes with a lifetime warranty, there's almost no reason to buy it new unless it's bleeding edge and no one is unloading it. By this time DDR2 has been through a couple refreshes though. That's what I'd look into doing anyway.

Misoprostol November 23, 2006 11:56 PM

Update: Looks like things are slowly dropping :)

Babrbarossa April 10, 2007 11:02 AM

I see that many visitors are still viewing that thread- so just to update: as of now, RAM prices are great! they will be increasing in the next quarter so if you're thinking about it- now is a pretty good time to upgrade your memory.

Eldonko April 10, 2007 01:26 PM

Yeah Micron and some others dropped the prices alot in the last 2 months. Takes a bit to see this in the Canadian market because the old stock has to sell first but it will come. :ph34r:

Heres an article from today. :) http://www.computerworld.com/action/...&intsrc=kc_top

Misoprostol April 13, 2007 03:30 AM

I had actually heard that it was on its way back up due to the manufacturers anticipated an increased demand for flash products for the spring/summer...

sswilson April 13, 2007 07:04 AM

Mysterybyte.com has a couple of supertalent ddr2 800 sets on for $199 & $219 for improved latencies.

Beermaster April 13, 2007 10:12 AM

Well prices are better then what there where 6months ago, thats for sure

still not great yet

Babrbarossa April 13, 2007 11:10 AM

I call 2GB pc8500 5-5-4-12 for 240 bucks pretty good.

Shadowed April 16, 2007 06:06 PM

There is something that has been bugging me. Why can you buy a 2gb flash drive for $25 and have to pay 10x as much for dram ?
According to an article I just read, flash memory is supposed to be more expensive than dram.


Unlike DRAM, non-volatile memory like flash can store memory when a device's power is turned off, but flash memory chips write and read data more slowly than DRAM, have less capacity, and are also more expensive.
From this article :

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