Memory Prices on the Rise

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Eidorian, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I bought 4 gigs from OWC on saturday at $92.50 and now the same package is being offered for $99....this is accurate!
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Mmm, I'm still gonna wait it out. At least until 2 gig sticks are $30 each.
     
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    Then you missed it. Lots of places had 4GB of ram for 60-70 (After Rebate).. not now though.
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I don't do rebates. I'm talking $30 flat. Just you wait. It's coming!
     
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Is the resession affecting memory prices? Windows users can't be buying up that much memory since most Windows users are stuck at around 3 GB and most just use it for simple tasks anyways. I rarely hear of a Windows user with more than 1 GB.
     
  7. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You underestimate Windows users. For starters, since 99.9999% of the gaming industry is Windows-based, that's where 99.9999% of power users will be found, and you can bet they're quite aware that more memory = more performance. Heck, I was never a gamer, and every non-gaming power user I knew recommended memory upgrades for exactly the same reasons people do here. Believe me; the majority of memory purchases always have been, and always will be, going to Windows users. It's true now more than ever, with Vista requiring 2gb to move as well as XP did at 1gb.
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Yep, coming with rebates. Good luck ;)
     
  9. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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  11. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    We're still not into DDR3 only motherboard territory yet for this year. Even the new 4 Series motherboards (Q2 - Q3 2008) from Intel are DDR2 capable.

    It depends on the manufacturer to pick between DDR2, 3, or even both.
     

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