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News DDR2 price increases while DDR3 price set to drop

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. MilkMan5

    MilkMan5 Yeah man...

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    No surprises here, DDR-III needs to make an impact this year.

    DDR-III pricing is wayyy tooo expensive at the mo.
     
  3. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Best buy that 8GB of DDR2 sooner rather than later then :(.
     
  4. WhiskeyAlpha

    WhiskeyAlpha New Member

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    Better not sell my G.Skill HZs just yet then eh? ;)
     
  5. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    I knew it, I had this argument with my housemate about 4 months ago, HAHA now I am proven right!
     
  6. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    WICKED AWESOME, i was thinking of going x38 and ddr3 in the latter part of this year, maybe now it wont cost so much, lovely!

    peace
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well this only makes since, look at DDR prices compared to DDR2 prices, so naturally DDR3 would go down and DDR2 to go up, not to mention pc manufactures will make the switch to DDR3 and that will certainly drop the price as they pick up the grunt of the cost making it cheaper for the consumer, which is nice but once the pc manufactures drop DDR2 prices will really start to go up and by then I really dont want to see what DDR will go for lol.
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i'm glad too i picked up 4gb of ddr2-1066 for my 64-bit OS already, for $59.99/2gb kit ;)
     
  9. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    "seeing is believing"
     
  10. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    in the uk ddr2 prices never went as far down as elsewhere.... but i bet the price increase will still hit here too....
     
  11. ToMMo

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    unless it's all a ploy to make us buy more RAM in which case the prices might go down even more :O
     
  12. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    ah-ha! i knew buying that motherboard with ddr2 and ddr3 slots would pay off.
     
  13. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    looking at the price of 2GB corsair kit in the shopping section for £37 incl postage, I think I may have to get that next month.
     
  14. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    One thing, DDR2 is a quarter the price of DDR these days. Replacing a 512Mb PC-3200 was going to cost me at least £25, for £27 I've got 2Gb of PC2-5400.
     
  15. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Even if DDR2 put on a third of its current price, it'd still be dirt cheap :p I'd best start buying too, though.
    Funny, I read the article, but I still don't see why DDR2 prices need to rise. I feel like someone is trying to rob me :(
     
  16. Gravemind123

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    Could be more expensive as facilities switch to making more DDR3, leaving less facilities to turn out DDR2.

    Same thing happened with DDR when DDR2 started to take over.
     
  17. 8igdave

    8igdave Counting down the days to November!

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    It will be ages till the high speeds of DDR3 are truely needed for overclocking, by then decent DDR3 will be out with lower timings and even better boards to run it on.
     
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