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Old November 6, 2006, 06:41 PM
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Default 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
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Old November 6, 2006, 07:52 PM
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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.
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Old November 23, 2006, 10:56 PM
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Update: Looks like things are slowly dropping :)
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Old April 10, 2007, 11:02 AM
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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.
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Old April 10, 2007, 01:26 PM
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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.

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

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Old April 13, 2007, 03:30 AM
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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...
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Mysterybyte.com has a couple of supertalent ddr2 800 sets on for $199 & $219 for improved latencies.
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Well prices are better then what there where 6months ago, thats for sure

still not great yet
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I call 2GB pc8500 5-5-4-12 for 240 bucks pretty good.
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Old April 16, 2007, 06:06 PM
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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.

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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.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...1/article.html
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