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Windows 7: Pricing of RAM to Plunge, Analyst Says

06 Sep 2011   #31
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The big problem with Ram on AMD boards is the memory controller in the CPU. It is designed to run at 1333 and anything over that is over clocking so adjustments need to be made. The new Bulldozer is supposed to run at 1866 so is a big improvement. There was a bug in the earlier Phenom II that when using 4 slots it would slow to 1066. That was fixed in the next stepping. I have been using Crucial for years and if you check your MB on their site it will list all of their Ram that they guaranty will work. I think some other vendors do the same.

Jim
The problem that many are having, hopefully it is fixed on new models and stepping, is constant BSoD's.
Adjusting the voltage and timings rarely helps in these cases, Have tried many times, setting the frequency to 1333MHz stops the BSoDs.


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I would like to identify the models that are affected, and of coarse the ones that aren't.
This will help narrow down some BSoD cases.


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Both are roughly a year old. The CPU is a C3 stepping, which is apparently quite different from the old C2 stepping. It's much more forgiving for OCing than the C2 chips, I know that. It seems to run cooler than the old C2 Phenom II I had with the same Wattage (125).

I bought the motherboard because we have four of them at work, and they all perform very well under some rather hostile conditions. They were all new two years ago, with Phenom II 965's in them, and no failures yet, running 24/7.
Thanks for the feedback.


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06 Sep 2011   #32
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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In May I bought a 4 GB kit (G-Skill 1333) for $43.

The 4 GB kit (G-Skill 1333) is now $22!
The 8 GB kit (G-Skill 1333) is now $44!
From where?
My local PC parts store is MSY Technology Pty Ltd.
They have stores in A.C.T., Victoria, N.S.W., Queensland, S.A. and W.A.
MSY-The name you can trust-More than 14yrs In IT industry-Nationalwide branches serve you & offer the best IT price everyday

Interestingly enough the price of a 4GB kit (G-Skill DDR3 1333) has gone up a few dollars.
Ah, thanks.
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06 Sep 2011   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
DRAM Makers to Cut Production Until Prices Rebound

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You'd probably have a better shot at turning a profit selling ice cubes to Eskimos than churning out DRAM chips at today's prices. That's less of an exaggeration than you might think, and to cope with continually falling prices, some DRAM makers have decided to scale back operations until chip prices bounce back up.
Read more at: Maximum PC | DRAM Makers to Cut Production Until Prices Rebound
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06 Sep 2011   #34
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Bottom line.....buy it now while it's cheap!
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06 Sep 2011   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

However my RAM costs ~$80 for 2x2GB, which I do not consider cheap. Fortunately, I don't really need more than I have, so I will wait and see.
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07 Sep 2011   #36
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I am working on a new Bulldoser core build so this works out great for me. I was wondering why the prices where droping so fast.
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07 Sep 2011   #37
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
I am working on a new Bulldoser core build so this works out great for me. I was wondering why the prices where droping so fast.
So what components are you looking at. I plan to do a Bulldozer also.

Jim
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