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    RAM prices

    We all know the price of memory fluctuates quite a bit, and a couple of months ago it was quite high and its been dropping quite nicely since then (which we all like) so RAM's cheap atm.

    I'm currently considerring getting some more RAM and have been looking around at prices and have seen prices lower now than a couple of weeks ago, so its still dropping and I've seen,
    Corsair XMS4000 @ £105 for 2x512MB
    Corsair XMS3200XL (TCCD) @ £140 for 2x512MB
    Both are cheap imo.

    So do you think I should buy some now or wait a bit longer, and see if prices keep to go down, or do you reckon its at the bottom now and about to rise?
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    Where are these prices from?
    Also, is komplett the only place to get BH-5?
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    The TCCD is a good deal, it'll perform more or less as well as BH-5 at under 3V...I just got the same stuff from the classifieds for £120. It'll go nicely with my Fatality mobo and my now out of date winnie There is plenty of BH-5 going about, its just not called BH-5 in the title. Look here: http://www.techpowerup.com/memdb/

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    Those prices are from OCUK, and if I could give the RAM more than 2.8v I would get bh5 without a doubt, as that is great performing RAM
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    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308282&cks=SER
    This seems to be the only stuff can find. I have looked at scan, dabs, cpucity and komplett.
    That Ram is not dual channel, is it better to get some dual chanel over BH-5 (im getting the DFI Ultra-d so i can up the voltages)
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    Dual channel means nothing - they are 2 pieces of the same type of RAM.

    I currently have 4 sticks of Samsung original in my pc (bought at different times) and it runs dual channel , and has PAT enabled as well. Dual channel kits are more of a marketing gimmick if you ask me.

    Get the BH-5, it will run dual channel.
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    Righto so the actual ram is ok?
    3200 or 3500 with a san 3700+? Is the extra £16 for the 3500+ worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    3200 or 3500 with a san 3700+? Is the extra £16 for the 3500+ worth it?
    When will the ignorance end?

    The whole point of getting BH-5 is to overclock it (or so you can extent your e-penis ) so the FSB rating it comes with is totally irrelivent. BH-5 is BH-5, buy the cheaper one.

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    so the 3500 will not push further?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    so the 3500 will not push further?
    Personally I doubt it.
    Can I have my thread back now please

    ..... do people think that RAM prices are going to continue to drop, or have we hit the bottom price?
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    They are pretty good right now, and if you are thinking about it, you need it, so now is as good a time as ever

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    Now is definitely a good time to buy - if they do drop any more, i can't see it being by much TBH.

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    Yeah - prices are at £50 a 512MB stick. 2GB for £200!!!! when i bought my geil ram off ebay it was half price at £100 for 2*512MB versus £200 new (a while ago).
    I don't think they can make memory any cheaper really.
    Go for the XL TCCD stuff. cracking quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzgib
    if they do drop any more, i can't see it being by much TBH.
    Thats what I was thinking as well, I can't see it getting much lower or they'll be giving it away with cornflakes
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    interested to read this, whats the better deal then this for Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200PT TwinX (2x1GB at £200 or this for Corsair XMS3200XL (TCCD) @ £140 for 2x512MB
    I've never really understood Ram but surely 2 gig has to be better than 1 GIG right ?
    and for another £60 you get that 2 GIG

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    What do you do with your machine? TBH, I'm shocked now that with gaming my memory is almost maxxed out a 1GB. Maybe 2GB is the way to go - but tbh in most cases you will not need that extra 1GB unless you do lots of memory intensive stuff.

    The TCCD stuff will overclock further than the 1GB sticks. You could get 3*512MB TCD for £210 and get 1.5GB.

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