DRAM prices to keep falling in first half of 2011


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The price of DRAM will likely keep falling throughout the first half of next year before a recovery takes hold, according to the latest report from DRAMeXchange. The wholesale price of a 2GB DDR3 module has dropped 46 percent since the start of the year, from $46.50 to around $25 now, and it could drop to as low as $20 by the end of the year.

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I bought one year ago a 4gb ddr2 dual channel kit with 200 lei. That same kit costs now about 300 lei.
What is up with that?


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It's DDR2...
Just got myself another 3x2GB Corsair Dominator kit today in addition to the one I already had. Cost me around 80$ less than the same kit did about half a year ago. And now I'm good to go for a couple more years or so :)


Good news.

Waiting for Sandy and 25nm NAND SSD to come out before I build a new rig. DRAM prices should still be low by then I hope.


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Gud Gud Gud...Price drops are great news!...unless you're in the stock market of course :)

Might be tempted to buy another stick or two after i've gotten rid of them moths in my wallet.


You're talking about ddr2, the article is about ddr3. Try searching for ddr1 and you'll have an even bigger surprise.
The actual trend is ddr3, and supposedly the manufacturers slowly move the production lines towards new technology, while older tech will be produced in fewer and fewer numbers, until they stop it completely and all you will be able to find is stored in some warehouse somewhere.
The pricing for dram has seen quite a rise in early 2010, ddr2 speaking, along with the introduction of the ddr3 architecture.
There might also be the case of the producers forcing the market to switch to new products, keeping your old ddr2 platform becoming a costly business.


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This article is about DDR3.
Hard to believe, newegg has 8GB of DDR3 for $90-$100.
A few months ago 8GB DDR3 was like $180, almost 50% less now. Definitely the time to buy if you want DDR3, especially DDR3-1333, 1600 is a little more expensive.
The days of cheap DDR2 has passed, about a year and a half ago I bought 2 GBs of DDR2-533 if my memory serves me, and it was $27, that was cheap, but now DDR3 is just as cheap.


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Yeeaaaa!!! Im Buying G.Skill 4G this holidays, in 2011 im Getting 8Gb.. if it keep going down I´ll be very Happy!


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Our local computer shop now sells DDR3 RAM at slightly lower prices than comparable DDR2. Too bad, my board is already maxxed out at 8 GB of DDR2. Guys, check that article at Tom's Hardware about how to use the extra RAM even if you're using only a 32-bit OS.


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I'm actually tempted to drop for 8/16GB when it hits its lowest, ready for the spring, as no doubt it'll be at an all time high like always when I purchase the stuff! :haha: