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    DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    But prices are expected to rise after June so now might be the time to grab an upgrade.
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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Since like ages since I last bought RAM.. yet there's absolutely nothing that needs or would benefit from me getting more. Guess that's why there's an oversupply.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    I'm still waiting for 128GB of ram to fall below £1000 :/

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Since like ages since I last bought RAM.. yet there's absolutely nothing that needs or would benefit from me getting more. Guess that's why there's an oversupply.
    There are those, like you, with "enough, thank you very much", and there are those, like me, who "need more, but not at those prices, thanks".

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    @Ryan: This article is an opportunity for you to link to Scan's RAM pages. ;-)

    You could also suggest to Scan that they get themselves added to this system..

    http://uk.hardware.info/productgroup/20/memory-modules/products

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    There are those, like you, with "enough, thank you very much", and there are those, like me, who "need more, but not at those prices, thanks".
    Can't be a lot of non-professional tasks that need more than 8GB can there? Given how cheap RAM is most enthusiasts should be able to hit 16GB without much hardship, and if it's professional, then just pass the cost on.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Yep, there may be only a scant number of cases like mine, of a non-professional task that could use more than 8GB, a limited budget and no-one to pass the costs onto. However, I'd question the assumption that the option to "just pass the cost on" is a universal given.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    It's not a given, but if it's 'need' as you say, then the market will bear the price, from a competitor if not you, it being a need.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    I'm afraid that I've got no idea what you're talking about. :-)

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    i have 12 gb and quite often find the limit used by either photography, music or video stuff
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    I'm afraid that I've got no idea what you're talking about. :-)
    It's an economics thing.
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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    I'm afraid that I've got no idea what you're talking about. :-)
    Sorry

    A basic way of putting it is that if something needs expensive equipment, then that's the price of entry for doing it. If that's a hobby then that's just the cost of doing the hobby. If that's a software service then that's the cost that the customer has to pay to get the service they need, and if they need it, they'll go somewhere that provides it.

    On the other hand, if we're talking 'need' like technology addicts/apple product owners/photography gear heads/etc. etc. then yeah, you can just hang out until the price comes down or buy it second hand because it's more 'want' than 'need'

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by gwp View Post
    I'm still waiting for 128GB of ram to fall below £1000 :/
    I've noticed on one site they are offering Corsair 8 x 16GB chips for £1499 preorder (manufacture code: CMK128GX4M8A2400C14). This is way to steep for me aswell I wonder though, do the Intel X99 chipsets with 8 memory slots support this much memory? Personally I'd love to have a 112GB Ramdisk but would be looking to pay £400 tops for this luxury.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Why are people spending hundreds (hell, even thousands) of pounds on RAM disks? Their usefulness was questionable a decade ago....in the area of the SSD you must be mad to run one. The hassle and price vs the returns just cannot pay dividends. The time you waste loading stuff into the RAM disk, plus the bandwidth it will consume from your regular RAM requests in many cases must completely negate the tiny real-world benefits you will get over an SSD.......and that's before we talk about writing any changes back afterwards......

    As for the price of RAM, we have a long way to go before DDR3 hits a new low point and part of me thinks it never will, the low point was some time ago......and as the transition to DDR4 has started, prices will rise again soon anyway as production lines get converted.
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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Why are people spending hundreds (hell, even thousands) of pounds on RAM disks? Their usefulness was questionable a decade ago....in the area of the SSD you must be mad to run one. The hassle and price vs the returns just cannot pay dividends.
    For me it's all about editting video and ripping blu-rays. Saving edits to Ramdisk or remuxing a Blu-Ray onto a Ramdisk is so much faster. Yeah you could just do it from SSD to SSD but you really notice the difference doing this into Ram instead. Price wise it is a bit of a luxury, as I mentioned earlier.

    Also the rate I'm upgrading cpu and mobo these days is way way longer than it used to be. 128GB memory pool should sort me for when I'm capturing 4K video using video camera, ripping 4K blu-ray equivelants or even capturing 4K off BBC Super HD when/if that arrives Something tells me it'll be a while before I can get 128GB for less than £400 though.

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    Re: DRAM prices continue to fall in Q2 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Why are people spending hundreds (hell, even thousands) of pounds on RAM disks? Their usefulness was questionable a decade ago....in the area of the SSD you must be mad to run one. The hassle and price vs the returns just cannot pay dividends. The time you waste loading stuff into the RAM disk, plus the bandwidth it will consume from your regular RAM requests in many cases must completely negate the tiny real-world benefits you will get over an SSD.......and that's before we talk about writing any changes back afterwards......
    More to the point, I thought the ability of modern operating systems to cache data made ramdisks pointless. Or perhaps I am just spoilt by Linux, but I thought Windows had pretty much caught up on that years ago.

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