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    Ram prices - what is going on?

    So yesterday, i was looking for some DDR2 ram and i was amazed at how much it has increased in price. I knew the prices were climbing, but this is ridiculous.

    Value ram has more than doubled in price in some places! another example is Corsair 6400-pro has risen by around £80 for a 2GB kit! some OCZ kits have risen by £100...blimey.

    Ive heard stories that the price rise is due to some component rising in price at the far eastern end, but which component in a stick of ram costs over £80? the ram chips themselves? is it short supply?

    /end of rant.

    need some cheap ddr2 6400 or 5300

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    boring type it in google man you will get the full story......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    So yesterday, i was looking for some DDR2 ram and i was amazed at how much it has increased in price. I knew the prices were climbing, but this is ridiculous.
    Fairly reasonable question I thought, hardly boring.

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    harry1 - you have already been asked to stop your 'smart arse' replies. That serves no purpose at all. We will not keep asking you nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    boring type it in google man you will get the full story......

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    RAM is a bit like oil - goes up and down a lot.

    I don't know the details, but I expect with AMD moving to DDR2 at the same time as OEM manufacturers preparing for Christmas there's been a surge in demand, which means higher prices. Plus we're putting more RAM in our systems than ever before.

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    It's all to do with the DRAMExchange which is kiind of like what OPEC is to oil.

    Quick summary of the rises right now, http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/08/29..._price_trends/

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    I'm just glad I built my new system back in July. The 2G of RAM I bought is £60 more expensive now.

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    seems like this forum is the only one who hasnt had about a million discussions about the ram prices its all over other places and all over the internet so therfore i have seen far to much about it.

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    cheers, i didnt know about that dramexchange thing i still cant get my head round the fact that value ram has more than doubled in price while the more expensive ram has increased a lot, but more like 25%- 30%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    i still cant get my head round the fact that value ram has more than doubled in price while the more expensive ram has increased a lot, but more like 25%- 30%.
    I suspect that value RAM is closely tied to spot prices, whereas those in the premium range work on longer-term contract prices, so are moderately insulated from short-term fluctuations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    seems like this forum is the only one who hasnt had about a million discussions about the ram prices its all over other places and all over the internet so therfore i have seen far to much about it.
    The idea of a forum is to talk, I have a conversation every weekend about the sport in the pub, we've had hundreds of these conversations, but we still have them again. This is the essence of communication and discussion. There is nothing original left to to talk about if you think hard enough. The conversations we're having about conroe are just the same we had about every other new processor. Chill out, join in or sling your hook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    cheers, i didnt know about that dramexchange thing i still cant get my head round the fact that value ram has more than doubled in price while the more expensive ram has increased a lot, but more like 25%- 30%.
    I never knew about it either it was a mate of mine who told me after i asked the same question All comes down to supply and demand. I guess.

    So long as people are willing to pay that price (which will be for a while because of conroe fever). I'm guessing the pirces will be rock bottom just after xmas, they usually are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    seems like this forum is the only one who hasnt had about a million discussions about the ram prices its all over other places and all over the internet so therfore i have seen far to much about it.
    what would you like to see threads about? trolling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    what would you like to see threads about? trolling?
    i would. we could ask harry why he feels the need to post his crap in threads that are of no interest to him but will be to others.

    anyways

    i was going to buy a 1gb pair to get my second computer up and running. looks like i will have to hold off on that one. price spikes have happeed before (wasnt it an earthquake or something the last time?) but it always drops back down again
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    DRAMExchange analysts expect that the growth in the motherboard market will last at least through September.
    Does that mean that the memory prices will keep rising through September before stabilising and then dropping?

    And makes me think that DDR3 chips on graphics card should be transferred to DDR3 RAM chips so that I can get that extra 1GB of ram cheaper for playing bf2!
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