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DDR3 is reallly cheap but DDR2 is older and costs more?! Why?
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Higher DDR3 in stock means lower prices new. DDR2 is cheaper used

Even DDR is more expensive same goes for buying CPU's
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post #3 of 9
It's because the industry wants consumers moving forward not staying put or moving backward.

and what hednik said. I am unsure if they even make DDR2 anymore or if it is all NOS.
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I would think because maybe it's not produced anymore? The same thing happened when we transitioned from DDR to DDR2. DDR skyrocketed! Could anyone shed some light on this?
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narwhal_Revenge View Post
DDR3 is reallly cheap but DDR2 is older and costs more?! Why?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply_and_demand
post #6 of 9
Guys, it should also be noted that memory prices in general have plummeted in the last 5-10 years, simply in terms of what the new DDR flavor of the period is.

For those parroting supply and demand. I have DDR2 memory on hand that if I bought "new" off NewEgg today would be about the same price I paid for it way back when IIRC. Memory has simply become stupid cheap even in high capacity DIMMs.
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post #7 of 9
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Does this happen with alot of computer parts? Or just Ram.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narwhal_Revenge View Post
Does this happen with alot of computer parts? Or just Ram.
Well GPU'S get cheaper, hard drives seem to stay the same unless you have the recent isolated incident in Asia. Buying a new legacy CPU can be expensive compared to performance and rarity.

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post #9 of 9
Ddr2 prices haven't really moved at all since I bought my ddr2 1200 kit

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