When Will RAM prices go down or: post RAM deals here!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yojitani, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    It's driving me somewhat crazy that I am considering spending $250 on paired 1GB chips for my MB when they day I ordered the MB the same memory was $60 less. So... if you come across any RAM deals, post here! I'm after the DDR2 5300 variety, but this is a forum so post away on any deals you come across.
     
  2. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    I'm also looking to buy some. 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 667 PC2-5300 or PC2-5400 for my MacBook. The best deals I've seen are on eBay. You can get 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) for about $160 if you're lucky. NewEgg lists out of stock for a single 1 GB stick for about $74, hopefully they'll get some more in stock.
     
  3. slabbius macrumors member

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    i want a good deal on a pair of 2gb sticks for my mac pro
     
  4. imMAColata macrumors member

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    Dramurai analysts predicts you will see DDR2 ram price drops at 2H of october at earliest. So brace yourselves.
     
  5. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    Well I splurged and went for the 2 GB. I found a sweet deal on eBay... 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 667 PC2-5400 of Samsung RAM new for $159.98 shipped. :) Current cheapest 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) at NewEgg goes for $220 shipped + tax.

    I bought it from this guy, keep an eye on him, he has good prices for RAM if anyone else is looking to buy.
     
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    It will, most likely, be at some point after Windows Vista has been released.

    The OS is a true memory hog and you need twice as much as you do in Windows XP. This is especially true for people who wish to game on their new Vista platform.
     
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    Wow that is a very very sweet price. I got a stick of samsung recently for $100, and I still need another stick!
     
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    2gb sticks

    i can deal with the price of 1gb sticks, but id love a good deal on a 2gb stick when my 24inch imac comes through, was just way to expensive from apple.
     
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    Anyone know of a decent place to get RAM in Australia? :eek:
     
  10. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, Abstract, I don't.

    Have a look at this graph on the change in MB ram prices since May this year from Ram Seeker :eek:
     
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    Well, I was going to post this link as a good deal on MacBook ram but it seems its not on sale anymore. That same ram was $99.99 last week and now it is $179.99 :eek: :eek:
     
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    i got a gig of crucial for a desktop im looking to get rid of if anyones intrested 2 sticks of 512 make me an offer
     
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    Supply and demand sucks doesn't it?! :mad:
     
  14. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :( sigh... yes. I took dreamsINdigital's advice and bought off of ebay. I paid a bit more, $170, for two sticks of Samsung 5300...

    I never asked, but dreamsINdigital, shouldn't you be buying 5300, not 5400? Does it make a difference? I've noticed that 5400 goes for a bit less, but I haven't got money to take chances so...
     
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    Sweet Jebus.
     
  16. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't matter, the MacBook will run both. If you buy PC2-5400, the MacBook will downclock the RAM and run it at PC2-5300. It works fine.
     
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    I bought a gig of RAM for my Mom's new Mac mini from Newegg for about $100. Works fine. Look at the PC5400 and PC5300 and read the reviews. Never had a problem with them.
     
  19. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :eek:

    Also, I don't see a brand name listed. I worry a bit about buying RAM off ebay if I don't know the brand. Could be some real cheap and nasty stuff. I guess you can just make out a logo, but not one I recognise...

    My 2GB of Samsung RAM is in the mail. Can't wait, really, because I refuse to install MS Office or Macromedia Studio until the RAM is maxed out.

    yt

    Incidentally, New Egg does have the G-Skill 5400 for $99 right now:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231066
     

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