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    Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    DDR2 pricing falls a touch, DDR3 is becoming affordable, and high-speed modules are in stock.
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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    So when tri-channel packs come out they should be x1.5 the price of dual channel?

    However when do they come out in a few months with i7 will they drop to the price of current dual-channel packs>

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    I doubt prices will change the day i7 releases. Although if i7 sales are strong and a lot of people adopt it quickly, then DDR3 prices will start to fall.

    Prices will change as the market dictates the move of manufacturing from DDR2 to DDR3.
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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    prices dont seem to bad. over 100 for 4gb is fine for me for now

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    4gb DD2 800 is cheaper then 4gb 667, are there any cases where 667 would be preferable? surely the 800 would just run below spec on a 667 system?
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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    I'm pretty sure there aren't, it's just freak pricing since 667Mhz RAM is being phased out a bit. You can get it cheaper anyway, although not Crucial...

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131128

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    aye, i remember it happening as far back as FP and EDO on 72 pinners - but im sure there were actually computability issues there. surely the 667 is only for fools now then?
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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    surely the 667 is only for fools now then?
    Looks like it, *hastily covers up system specs*.

    I got mine over a year ago though so I have an excuse.

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    Looks like it, *hastily covers up system specs*.

    I got mine over a year ago though so I have an excuse.
    still use em for backup sticks when the mobo doesn't boot up cos of the ram

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    4gb DD2 800 is cheaper then 4gb 667, are there any cases where 667 would be preferable? surely
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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    i remember when i bought 2GB DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 for £200.

    2 years later <&#163;30

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    i remember when i bought 2GB DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 for £200.

    2 years later <£30

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    Sickening isn't it. I didn't pay too much less.

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    That makes me feel slightly better about spending ~&#163;60 on my 2GB 667 13 months ago.

    Graphics card quartering in value is to be expected of course.

    I hate to think what DDR3 early adopters are going to be feeling in a years time.

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    like all technology it goes down in price over time...

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    like all technology it goes down in price over time...

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    Re: Articles - What to pay for your desktop RAM in September 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    i remember when i bought 2GB DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 for &#163;200.

    2 years later <&#163;30

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    It does not seem that long since I paid &#163;275 for 2 gig of ddr1 to go with my fx53 it was the corsair stuff with flashing lights. OC'd like hell and still runs today at fsb of 260mhz at cas of 2.5. Gave huge memory bandwidth at that speed. How things have changed. The real difference in performance of most apps between ddr2 667 and even ddr3 2000 is not huge particularly games. The odd app that needs big bandwidth will obviously do better. Although I think things may change a bit with i7.

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