Is Ram price going up again, any ideas?

By henrychieng
Mar 18, 2002
  1. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Eh.. That kinda blows man. But at least you have a choice. Why not DDR? Too expensive or not worth it?
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I have posted this too in the chips catagory, Lokum is right on, DDR prices have been falling too, 256 meg have dropped like $25 in the last month here in the states

    Here is an article the inquirer has posted.

    DDR Article
  3. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    "Memory prices in freefall again", id just decided to wait until October to get my new mobo and RAM (so i can get a new AMD)

    O well ill probably end up getting 1gb of SDRAM(although i wont be able to tell the difference)

    (*edited by mod)Mr. Cucumber, check your private messages
  4. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    That's strange. I bought a DDR stick a few months ago at quite a low price. The price has risen 30-40% the last time I checked...
  5. Garou

    Garou TS Rookie

    Just remember, for all your pricing needs:

    That is all, I now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.

  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287


    Ram prices do seem to have gone down a little but whether they will return to previous lows is another question.
  7. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Yeah, maybe now is the time for me to get that extra ram I've been pondering over...hmmm now where can I find a hundred bucks lying around. ;)
  8. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Look in between your couch cushions. It worked for Steven, and now look at him "He's getting a Dell!"

    Seriously, if you can afford to get some ram right now, you should. You dont want prices to go up much more than they are.
  9. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    As of this week, here in the states where I am, it seems to be holding at around $75 US. I jumped on the 512 bandwagon last week.
  10. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Isnt the 512 nice boeing? It really woke up my Win XP based system. Sometimes I just felt that 256mb wasnt enough.
  11. Garou

    Garou TS Rookie

    Flash back to the '80s

    Bill Gates: Who will every need more than 640k?

    Flash back to the present:


    I cannot wait to put more memory into my system. To bad it maxes out at 768MB. At least it won't take much to put it there either.
  12. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Hey STV,

    Yeah 512 is nice, I love it, now I was wondering if 1G would be nicer ? I probably wouldn't go that high but I really do like the 512 !!
  13. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Hmmm...I have 512MB in my system and it is capable of up to 4GB of memory!!! I really need to stumble across some money and buy somemore memory!

    And yes I agree with you guys, 512 is much nicer than 256 in XP.
  14. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Boeing, not to get off the subject but my user name is SVTcobra. SVT stands for Special Vehicle Team. It is the division of Ford that makes the Mustang Cobra.

    No biggie..your always calling me stv.
  15. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Consider yourself lucky. Phantasm has been calling me Judy for over a year now ... ;)
  16. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Although not as bad as your name Didou I never get called SuperCheetah. It is always either Super or Cheetah. I don't mind it though. Makes me feel at home! ;)
  17. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Alright you got me lauging right now...Judy
  18. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006


    I found this over at the Inquirer

    Big earthquake hits Taiwan

    Two reported dead, Taipei affected
    By Mike Magee, 31/03/2002 10:10:59 BST

    AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Taiwan at 2.52PM local time today, with early reports saying two people were killed, and buildings badly affected in Taipei city.

    There was an earthquake in Taiwan yesturday, and while you may ask yourself "Who cares", this may potentially effect a great deal of us. Alot of the good computer stuff is manufactured in Tiawan and when the country suffers like this, It usually means computer componants (and YES Ram prices) usually go up. Let's hope no one we know or talk to was seriously hurt.

    Full story here.

    Tiawan E-Quake
  19. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Not good at all for me. I just noticed today over at pricewatch that my PC2100 DDR 256MB ram was all the way down to around 60 dollars for Crucial ram!!! I was actually thinking of picking up a couple more sticks so I would have a gig to play around with. Let's definitely hope this doesn't affect us!!!
  20. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I would do it soon!! And keep an eye on the situation, it may not affect it at all this time, but you never know !
  21. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    hmmmm..? I got so envious whenever I see you guys trying to save money to buy more sticks of RAM :dead: Coz' I'm still a student, no income no nothing, no cash. I wanted to upgrade my 400mhz system, but I estimated It'll take S$500 (US$250++?). My other computer uses Rambus, quite a dead technology eh? I haven't know about Rambus prices, sure do hope It'll be much lower.
  22. Garou

    Garou TS Rookie

    Checking into the quake, I do not trust the Inquirer, and this is what I found(Quote taken from

    Also found the following:

    Hopefully RAM and other components do not rise in price too much.
  23. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Well I know it wasn't very big, but sometimes an excuse is all you need to raise prices.

    On a lighter note, I read yesturday that Micron and Crucial are lowering their prices in hopes that the forein markets will do the same. Personnally, I would rather buy Micron or Crucial anyway....
  24. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    I saw that ram prices were going down also. That is a very good sign for me, because now I can pick up a stick of 256MB DDR2100 Crucial ram for 70 dollars, which is down from the near 100 dollars it was when I checked it a few weeks ago. Now I'm seriously considering picking up a couple of extra sticks while the prices are somewhat lower than they have been.

    Let's just hope the prices keep falling down, down, down.........
  25. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    I took the liberty and got 512 a couple of weeks ago for $76 a stick (256). If they get to about $50 again, I may just have to run 1gig of memory just to say I can. Anyway, I really like having 512, I don't even build anymore with less than 256. No sense in it.
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