Is the price of memory coming back down

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  1. stuuke macrumors regular

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    I watched 1gb memory jump the past couple weeks from $400 up to $600 at crucial.com. Now it is back down to around $450. I can still get it for $359 from owc. Is the price of memory coming back down?
     
  2. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Probably not for a while. What kind of RAM are you getting from OWC? The #1 rule with ram is NEVER to buy it simply b/c its on sale--get it b/c it is a reputable brand.

    So i hope you are indeed getting quality ram at that price.

    *ok, just went to OWC. Apparently, they are selling "Techworks" RAM, PC3200 1gig for $265. I personally have never heard of Techworks, so if anyone else has use this brand, please post about your experiences with them.
     
  3. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    I hope so... I'm in need of a 1Gb stick for my PB, but I really don't feel like paying $425 for it at Crucial. Any suggestions?

    JOD8FY
     
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Recent demand has made the manufacturers realize they should cut supply to drive prices up. It will obviously fluctuate, but the previous downward trend is likely to end. Instead prices will probably rise or remain fairly stable.
     
  5. Godfather macrumors member

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    well, I never heard of crucial before untill here (1 week ago) while I ordered my pb before with Apple's extra Ram (1 gig) I know that wasn't smart, judging the replies of previous posts, but why is this so? Does Apple give out bad Ram? or is it just the price? I can't imagine just the price, since Apple's Ram is about as expensive as Crucial's...
     
  6. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Apple's is usually a lot more expensive. However, we are still in the middle of a RAM price hike (which began sometime late 2003)...so there's not much of a difference now.
     
  7. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    i found cheaper
    Micron pc2100 $255

    Micron ram pc2700 $279

    even Micron ram 3200 $349
     
  8. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    You guys are all wasting your time.. go here for computer memory first. Hell, I can't find a gig stick for more than $389 (being sold for $350) at this page.
     
  9. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Have you ordered from them before? What is your experience with them? These prices are great, thank you!

    JOD8FY
     
  10. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Is that pc2100 RAM compatible with Apple? I didn't see their name mentioned...

    JOD8FY
     
  11. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

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    The ram I was looking at on the OWC site is Samsung

    1GB Samsung Original PC2700 DDR-SO 333MHz Cas 2.5 200 Pin Memory Upgrade Module for all PowerBook G4 'Aluminum' 15" & 17" Models, and the 12" 1.33GHz PowerBook G4. New, Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty. The same module Apple offers factory installs!
     
  12. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    Reputations...

    I just purchased a chip from Crucial. I read about them and got some opinions from people here. They are a division of Micron and they are very reputable. I had good experience, my chip was here on time, and works great. They actually manufacture the chips for Apple. They are definitely a good place ot buy from if price isn't a big issue
     
  13. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    There's a gig chip sitting in my Cube (which I'm using)...flawless.
    There's one in my father's blue G3 PowerMac...flawless.
    There's a 512MB (or 1GB, can't recall correctly) in my father's Powerbook...no problems there, either.
    --All purchased from 18004memory.com
     
  14. raynegus macrumors regular

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    Yeah, Crucial is good. You get what you pay for.
     
  15. afields macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used Omni Technologies ram? They're selling 1GB of ram on ebay for $369. I haven't heard of the company though.
     
  16. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much! Just one more thing, do they have a warranty also? This place sounds great.

    Thanks again,
    JOD8FY
     
  17. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    they have a compatibility test

    http://www.geilusa.com/supportdetail.asp?linenumber=9
    but doesn't correspond to their websites

    but since its 200 pin i would think it would work
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Techworks is one of the oldest Mac RAM suppliers around, though they did back off the direct to the public sales and become an OEM/subcontractor for quite awhile so they lost a lot of brand recognition.
     

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