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    DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Nanya Technology president thinks prices will stabilise in Q3.
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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    More reasons to postpone buying a new computer.

    First we're waiting for SSD prices to come down,
    Then waiting on the release of Zen to hopefully reduce the premium on CPUs,
    and now memory prices are spiking again,

    It's like the tech manufacturers don't want us buying shiny new things!

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    I have a couple of spare DDR4 kits. Must get them on ebay!
    Quote Originally Posted by imadaily View Post
    It's like the tech manufacturers don't want us buying shiny new things!
    Oh they do. They just want us to pay top dollar for it.
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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    So buy now? Or is he just trying to second guess us.

    Oh wait, there's been zero need to upgrade the CPU and surrounding infrastructure for coming on a decade now.

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Meh, i shop with the desire/affordability of my current pocket, versus the real factor which is what enjoyment/fulfilment you are being rewarded with at time, which is compared with what you get out of it at your hour of need. Prices are always going to go up and down who cares.

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    oh joy.... more increases for no real reason, they've been going up since this time last year, the ram I bought a year ago is now over twice the price I paid for it.

    Now to decide if I bite the bullet and just grab my last 16GB ram I sort of want/need or keep waiting like I have been...

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Now to decide if I bite the bullet and just grab my last 16GB ram I sort of want/need or keep waiting like I have been...
    Based on "last 16GB" I'm going to assume you've already got at least 16GB, so I'd say you're probably best off waiting,
    I picked up 32GB in 2013 and in 4 years I've probably needed to use over 16GB a half-dozen times at most. (And those few times were due to CAD software being memory hungry)

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by imadaily View Post
    I picked up 32GB in 2013 and in 4 years I've probably needed to use over 16GB a half-dozen times at most. (And those few times were due to CAD software being memory hungry)
    I tend to spin up an 8 or 16gb ramdrive to use as scratch - works well if you rarely shut down.

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Scratch as in scratch disk for Photoshop?

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    Re: DRAM prices look set to increase until at least H2 2017

    Photoshop is probably where I got the terminology from originally, but you are better just increasing how much RAM that would use so it doesn't need the scratch disk at all.

    I just meant use it more generally where you have any disk intensive applications that get bottlenecked by your HD

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