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DRAM market remains weak, 2GB DDR3 modules to hit $10

By Matthew · 20 replies
Jul 27, 2011
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  1. Remember how we said RAM prices probably wouldn't get much cheaper in the near future? Well, that was very wrong. Citing anonymous industry sources, DigiTimes reports today that Kingston has…

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  2. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    that's just beautiful
  3. Think this is encourage sales of 64-bit Windows?
  4. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Yea, and I just bought 8GBs for my new rig about 10 months ago at $70.
    But hey, that happens in most technology markets these days, I still got a better deal than the >$100 prices we had for 8GB DDR3 about a year and a half / 2 years ago.
  5. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    No. Unless your current system is 64-bit compatible you won't buy an upgrade for a 64-bit edition. Most people who are switching from 32-bit to 64-bit are likely building or buying completely new systems (at least the motherboard and processor anyways).
  6. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    Btw, I just saw 2x4gb corsair value series ram on amazon for $51.99 When 16gb of ram is under $100 you know its getting really cheap.
  7. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 545   +153

    I still remember paying $200 for 2gb DDR2 800mhz ouch!
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I remember buying a 1gb ocz ddr kit for that price.

    I was planning on upgrading later, but with ram this cheap I might have to reconsider.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,686   +3,846

    There, there now chlldren, don' panic. You're not going to have to open savings accounts or anything like that. The oil companies will step back and show you how to get rid of that filthy money you just saved on RAM. :haha:.
  10. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Ain't that the truth.

    And btw, I remember paying about $100 for 128MB SIMMs once upon a time. Pretty sure I paid that much for 64K chips too, but my memory gets fuzzy that far back. You kids, stay off my lawn!
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,432   +458

    I paid 100$ about 2 years ago for my 2x 2gig ddr3 ram sticks (1600), I still have not seen my computer use max ram playing video games but when I get some spare cash I might grab another 4 gigs with these prices plummeting before it goes the way of ddr which was the same cost of my ddr3 because no one uses it anymore.
  12. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I hope the prices of premium memory kits drop too. I'm looking at the Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3-1600 16 GB kit for my next upgrade.
  13. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +67

    My eyes have always watered at paying for RAM; I think it might be with how small it is for what you pay. There's like this auto opinion that the bigger something is, the more you think and expect it's gonna cost.

    Downward the better i think.
  14. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    I was lucky enough to buy my DDR3 before the price explosion. I paid $74 (after $20 rebate) for my 6GB 1333 RAM. 6 months later, it was in the high 100s to low 200s. It's nice to see that RAM is stupid cheap again!
  15. I remember paying $500 for 32MB EDO RAM.
  16. I remember when you actually had to go to a store for ram, not just going to your living room or family room and going to newegg.com
  17. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,790   +393

    just bought 12GB, dang...
  18. I recall a time that going from 4k to 16k for a trs-80 color computer was a $150 upgrade.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,686   +3,846

    You mean the good old Radio Shack, "Trash- 80"?
  20. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    LOVED the model 4, first all-in-one PC that I know of.
    I remember playing labyrinth a lot.
  21. Paid $120 to Crucial for 4x4GB DDR3 for a new iMac. I'm hoping to recoup part of the cost by selling the 2x2GB DDR3 sticks it came with on Ebay. Had to set a $25 BIN price though, but hey that means I got 16 GB of RAM for $100! Man that seems like a crazy deal to meal, since I haven't bought RAM since a 2009 purchase of 1gb stick for $38.

    Oh and yeah, I'm sure 16 GB is complete overkill! I would like to figure out what I could possibly do to use up most of that RAM on my iMac. We do have multiple users, perhaps if they all have mutitple tabs in Safari opened at the same time, over a long period of time?!

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