OWC Mac Pro 2009 Memory Increase?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greenhoe, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

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    When the 2009 Mac Pro first came out I was looking to upgrade to 12GB with OWC memory at http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/85MP3E2M12GK/

    I've waited a while since I haven't needed to upgrade yet but if memory serves me correct the 12GB upgrade kit use to be only around $220 when the Mac Pro was first released back in March, although now its $325.

    Did the price increase or am I just not remembering correctly and if so why?
     
  2. Dr. Cheesesteak macrumors member

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    RAM prices have gone up, unfortunately.

    I bought my Mac Pro upgrades when they were still cheap, but was waiting to upgrade my laptops. I finally went to buy about 2 weeks ago but noticed that the price for Macbook RAM has pretty much doubled since about March/April. :(
     
  3. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm shocked, I'm use to prices going down over time when it comes to computer parts. What is the reason why they have shot up so much? Did they also go up a lot on newegg?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Tighter stock.
     
  5. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    It may have been $220 at some point, but not back in April/May...

    Here's a thread from March that indicates it was $750 for 12GB... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=674360
     
  6. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is if you buy 4GB Modules, if you buy 2GB Modules it's not. I have the Octo Core so I was only going to buy 2GB modules.

    Take a look at barefeats page where they are testing the memory and they show that it's only $220 back when the Mac Pros first came out. For 6 2GB modules.

    http://barefeats.com/nehal02.html
     
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Yeah, my bad. I thought you were talking about 4GB sticks. :eek:
     
  8. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    As always, demand is outpacing supply. Manufacturers will ramp up production to take advantage of higher prices which they inevitably overdue leading to another collapse in prices in about a year or so. Happens all the time in the memory industry.
     

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