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One thing optical drives and low-end memory modules have in common is that both are dirt cheap. You usually won't, for example, have to downgrade your videocard or processor of choice to accommodate an optical drive or memory kit, not unless you're shopping something fancy like a Blu-ray burner or overclocking RAM. Things are about to get better for budget builders as memory makers look to slash the price of 2GB DDR3 modules to levels so low they might as well give them away.
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I don't want cheaper memory, I want lower latency memory with current or better speeds. There has not been anyone who has produced a decent lower latency kit for a very long time now. Who cares if your kit runs at 2133MHz when it is running at CAS11.
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It amazes me how cheap RAM has become over the past year or so. My own set was just under $100 when I bought it back when I built my rig can be bought for under $50 now. Just amazes me, and it's not like theres been new RAM coming out that's superior so I don't really get it. But I can't complain, good for us builders
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Well, pretty nice timing. Guess it's time to populate my other two slots and step up to 8GB!
    
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Originally Posted by dejanh View Post
I don't want cheaper memory, I want lower latency memory with current or better speeds. There has not been anyone who has produced a decent lower latency kit for a very long time now. Who cares if your kit runs at 2133MHz when it is running at CAS11.
This, kits like that are disgusting. Seems like the only ones that understand that are super talent and corsair but their premium kits sure come at a cost
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<3 my PI's I think I will stock up on them
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This, kits like that are disgusting. Seems like the only ones that understand that are super talent and corsair but their premium kits sure come at a cost
Yep, reminds me of the VGA memory business from a few years ago (and still persisting). More VGA memory in many minds still means better graphics cards. I guess this is the same thing. I'm holding on dearly to my 1600MHz kits at 6-7-6-18 latencies No way in hell I'd sell those cheap. I actually bought a spare kit recently from an EVGA marketplace seller in case some sticks die on me, or later if/when I go quad channel I have a nice quad channel set at 6-7-6-18. I'll take that kit any day over any lousy CAS9/10/11 kit regardless of the speed.

Corsair is charging and arm and a leg for their stuff because they can. Nobody else offers any high performance memory pretty much. After Elpida Hypers and a couple of others that were awesome in the first year of Nehalem things just went down hill.
Edited by dejanh - 7/29/11 at 5:55pm
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even the current better overclocking ram like the native 2200MHz, and 2300MHz gskill 4gb kits that are available on newegg, they don't really do all that well when it comes to getting tight timings. You might be able to get down to cas 7@ those speeds if you get lucky with an amazing PSC IC, but it always seems like tRCD is stuck at 10 or above no matter what.

You have to go ebay hunting with deep pockets to get the good ol ram (elpida MGH-E)

Micron is supposedly testing out new overclocking ICs, hopefully they are better than the current ones out.
Edited by badatgames18 - 7/29/11 at 6:16pm
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Yay. keep dropping. : )
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If this continues we'll soon see budget RAM kits inside cereal boxes.
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