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

yojitani

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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.
 

dreamsINdigital

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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.
 

imMAColata

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

dreamsINdigital

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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.
 

Pressure

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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.
 

generik

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dreamsINdigital said:
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.
Wow that is a very very sweet price. I got a stick of samsung recently for $100, and I still need another stick!
 

speakerwizard

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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.
 

yojitani

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rodpascoe said:
Supply and demand sucks doesn't it?! :mad:
:( 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...
 

dreamsINdigital

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yojitani said:
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...
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.
 

solvs

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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.
 

yojitani

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generik said:
He put ram on a towel for extra static charge...! :eek:
: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