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Windows 7: Pricing of RAM to Plunge, Analyst Says


30 Aug 2011   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Pricing of RAM to Plunge, Analyst Says

About time it went down some......

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The price of DDR3 memory used in laptops, desktops and servers will drop over the next two months as memory companies try to clear out excess inventory in a slowing PC market, IHS iSuppli said on Monday.

The average selling price of DDR3 RAM with a 2-gigabit density will reach $1.60 later in the third quarter, down from $2.10 today, said IHS iSuppli in a research note. The price of DDR3 DRAM was around $4.70 in the third quarter a year ago, when the market had not saturated and adoption was growing to replace DDR2 memory, its predecessor.

The price could plummet further to $1.25 in the fourth quarter, said Mike Howard, senior analyst for DRAM at iSuppli.

A shortfall in PC demand has softened DDR3 memory pricing this year, and PC makers are unwilling to add more memory to computers as they try to increase profitability in the low-margin PC market, Howard said. Some memory makers will move excess inventory into the market rapidly, which could lead to a price drop.

"It's a double whammy," Howard said. "PC growth has slowed down and users aren't demanding more memory."

The world's top DRAM makers include Samsung, Hynix Semiconductor, Elpida Memory, Micron and Nanya, some of which are having yield and supply issues that are contributing to the price plunge, iSuppli said.
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30 Aug 2011   #2
marsmimar

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

About 6 months ago I bought 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill for $65. Thought it was a great price. Now Newegg has Corsair 2x4GB for $28.99 after rebate. And free shipping too.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9
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30 Aug 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's hard to imagine memory prices falling much farther than they have already.
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30 Aug 2011   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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I would buy some and stash it but It is hard to tell what you are going to use. I am waiting on the Ivy Bridge. I guess it would be an Asus socket 1155. Any guesses as to what might match it say 12GB enthusist?
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30 Aug 2011   #5
Dave76

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Ivy Bridge will be a 1155 socket, it appears to be able to be put on a P67 and Z68 platform, also the new Z75 and Z77 platforms.

The DZ77RE will support for the Thunderbolt interconnect, if that interests anyone.

They will use DDR3 1600 RAM, of coarse they will be able to run higher MHz RAM also.
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31 Aug 2011   #6
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This may be good for me since the RAM kit I bought is apparently incompatible with my board. I checked Crucial today and they have come 8 gig kits for 52 dollars! Except that kit has a CL of 9 with 1333Mhz frequency, may be a deal breaker.
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31 Aug 2011   #7
Dave76

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Try to find RAM specifically for your AMD motherboard, Intel RAM doesn't work well on AMD boards.

Some say Intel and AMD, these are risky at best, they will be better on one of them, but not both.

Check for sales at the usual suspect sites, there are some great deals.
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31 Aug 2011   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Ivy Bridge will be a 1155 socket, it appears to be able to be put on a P67 and Z68 platform, also the new Z75 and Z77 platforms.

The DZ77RE will support for the Thunderbolt interconnect, if that interests anyone.

They will use DDR3 1600 RAM, of coarse they will be able to run higher MHz RAM also.
Isn't it supposed to be LGA 2011?
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31 Aug 2011   #9
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

if ddr3 drops again from it's current sweet prices i just might stockpile.
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31 Aug 2011   #10
Dave76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Ivy Bridge will be a 1155 socket, it appears to be able to be put on a P67 and Z68 platform, also the new Z75 and Z77 platforms.

The DZ77RE will support for the Thunderbolt interconnect, if that interests anyone.

They will use DDR3 1600 RAM, of coarse they will be able to run higher MHz RAM also.
Isn't it supposed to be LGA 2011?

The LGA 2011 will be Sandy Bridge-E (Enthusiast) with the X79 Express Chipset, then Ivy Bridge-E which will have a new chipset.

The LGA1155 is Sandy Bridge (no 'E') which will be replaced with Ivy Bridge (also no 'E')
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