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Windows 7: Has anyone noticed RAM prices lately?

19 Aug 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just remember guys, that for many people anything more than 4GB just lays to waste. Even when it's cheap, it's money. Of course, if you have a desire to run lots of virtual machines and build a sweet lab....better consider 16,32 or even 64GB of RAM.


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20 Aug 2011   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I read an article last summer where it was predicted falling ram prices through 2011 and they were right. I thought I posted a link on here but cant find the post. With PC sales predicted to be on the down slope for a while I see ram prices remaining low for a while. When Bulldoser is released I may get a new system but since it supports DDR3 1866 I need to shop around. All I can find is CL9 so hopefully they will improve and maybe get back to CL6 which is what I have on my DDR3 1333.

Jim
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23 Aug 2011   #13
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It's dropped a little more since my last post! 29.99 for 8gb DDR 3 1333!

8GB Mushkin Silverline #996770 (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 - Aria PC
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23 Aug 2011   #14
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Has anyone noticed RAM prices lately?
It's dirt cheap.
I looked at my Newegg buying history from two years ago and I bought my current 4GB of RAM for $79.99.
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Today it goes for.......$31.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK

8GB for photo editing and RAM intensive projects is affordable now.
Yep, i'm lucky that i got mine recently! Got a good deal from Ebay.
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23 Aug 2011   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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23 Aug 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I bought a set of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) in April for $124.99

Today the same set is $79.99
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24 Aug 2011   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

RAM prices are typically cyclical, so whenever they dip down again, I look at all my systems and price out upgrades. We're always one Taiwanese earthquake away from RAM shortages and higher memory costs.
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24 Aug 2011   #18
drdunno

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is the price of RAM from a shop I go to in Malaysia.

Apacer/Kingston/Kingmax PC1333:
2GB = RM38 (about USD12.25/GBP7.60)
4GB = RM68 (about USD22/GBP13.6)

I must agree, RAM pricing is low at the moment. But, it is somewhat "seasonal". Out of the blues, the semiconductor industry will make an announcement that there isn't enough supply of silicon and raw materials to meet the world's demands. And ***KABOOM***, the price of RAM and semiconductor memory devices will just shoot up.

My general advice to anyone getting a new PC - if you can stretch your budget a little, just get yourselves the extra RAM now. Here are my reasons:
  1. Getting the extra RAM now will mean that you do not have to worry about RAM module compatibility issues in the future, i.e. if you decide to get less memory now, and later (in a year or two) decide to upgrade by adding more RAM, you would need to ensure that the RAM is of the same type, preferably the same model by the same manufacturer
  2. The same type of RAM today (e.g. DDR3) could be more expensive in 2-3 years time, because there would likely be advancements in memory technology, resulting in the current memory technology of today to be somewhat obsolete. The demand could drop for the current memory technology, resulting in memory manufacturers to produce lesser of the "older generation" RAM. And it is a simple supply/demand principle - you have to pay more for what is not in abundance in the market. I am saying this from experience because about a year ago, I wanted to upgrade the RAM on my old PC which used DDR1 PC400 (now that is ancient today). I had to pay premium prices for DDR1 - 1GB of DDR1 was RM110 (about USD35). Anyhow, all of that said, if you can afford it, you would possibly end up buying a new PC every 3-4 years - and so, the RAM woes would not apply in this case.
  3. The need for more RAM is always rising, given OS/application architectures, especially for gaming and CGI related apps. Leave aside minimum memory requirement (which is always the bare minimum to get an app or OS just about running). For optimum performance, I would say that 4GB is today's minimum for the running of PC's/laptops smoothly. But in 2-3 years time, I would be inclined to say that this minimum for smooth/efficient running of PC OS/apps could increase to 8GB (this is speculation - but I am making this statement based on the trends of memory requirements). NOTE: All of this only apply to OS and apps with 64-bit capability. 32-bit OS/apps would not be able to utilise anything more than 4GB of RAM.

This is just my opinion. Feel free to comment
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25 Aug 2011   #19
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I already have a pair of 4GB running in my 3-mth old machine, do you guys think it is a good idea to buy more now for the new machine I might buy 5+ years down the road?
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25 Aug 2011   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, because in 5+ years, who knows what type of memory that computer will use. I wouldn't by any now unless your current system needs an upgrade, or you are planning to build a new system within a few months time.
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