Crucial RAM price increase

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  1. gian8989 macrumors regular

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    I have been looking at RAM price from crucial for the last month and there was a small increase every week. Suddenly today i notice a 20+€ (23+ $) increase (40€ in a month more or less).
    Is there a reason why the price is going up so much (official site)?
     
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    +12€ today. Now 32GB (16x2) is 348,91€ (410$)
     
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    For some reason I was able to pick up some Transcend PC3-8500 1067 MHz DDR3 SoDIMMs really cheap last week on Amazon.ca. 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) cost me CAD$45 or US$36, direct from Amazon.

    Perfect for an upgrade for my old late 2008 Unibody Aluminum MacBook.

    A week later and it is CAD$144 / US$115 from a third part seller, although I can get Corsair for CAD$80 / US$64.
     
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    +8,54€ today. Now 32GB (16x2) is 357,45€ (423$)
     
  8. Wondermutt macrumors newbie

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    I just searched and Fry's had what I believe to be compatible for $319. Is this a valid option? Crucial's website is sold out.
    https://www.frys.com/product/9176808
     
  9. gian8989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No.
    You must use a SODIMM model.
     
  10. Sir Ruben, Oct 21, 2017
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    Just went to buy 16gb of ram from Crucial for my new 2017 iMac i5 3.4 27" and the price is £163.19. Seems expensive?

    Also my system has two 4gb modules installed, can I add one 8gb module leaving one slot free or do they have to be installed in pairs?
     
  11. gian8989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You can leave the 2x4gb from apple inside.
    Did you buy 2x8gb or 1x16gb?
    You can leave 1 slot free.
    Usually is better to buy them in pair because on this cpu ram works in dual channel: when you are going to open the imac to put the new ram you will see that the ram are in slot 1 & 3; new ram must be placed in slot 2 & 4.
     
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    +23,18€ (27$). Now 32GB (16x2) is 380,63€ (443$).

    Never give up. You can always go higher.
     
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    This summer i was considering crucial because they are (should be) the most similar to apple ram and this model is imac tested (probably just changed the name to the normal one).
    Now I am just curious how much they will increase the price before going back to start price.
     
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    Supply and demand seems to be keeping ram artificially high at the moment.
     
  17. gian8989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah! One would think that price of hardware would drop over time.
     
  18. jerwin, Nov 16, 2017
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    jerwin macrumors 68000

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    The market has dictated that the only sensiblel use for a AMD graphics card is to "mine" various cryptocurrencies. Why expect rationality here?

    The way I see it, you have a few choices:

    pay the price at crucial.com
    buy the same product from adorama, at a slightly reduced price.
    reduce your ram requirements, and put in 16 GB now, with a full upgrade if and when DDR4 becomes cheaper.
     
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    What an offer!!!
    Now the RAM cost 2,44€ less -> € 383,07 (450,34€)
     

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