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I used to see DDR3 1866 and 2133 with CL8, sometimes even CL7, where did the all the higher spec ram go?? Now its all CL9 and above?
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post #2 of 9
What happened to all the 1800 ram?
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I think it's related to how sensitive the i7 series is with RAM, given that the CPU and RAM voltages are linked.

Those 2133 kits needed too much voltage to do anything. They were basically 1600 kits with higher voltage specs.
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post #4 of 9
Very little profit in DRAM today.

...and many people have realized that high-end RAM is simply not worth it.
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post #5 of 9
the IC used in them are made in limited quantity and are expensive.. that's why when you do see good ram.. buy them because they aren't going to be there for long smile.gif

they are still around if you know where to look
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it's super hard to get quality RAM this days ,;(
    
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Hey at least RAM is super cheap these days! thumb.gif Remember when RAM was 3x the cost of a decent HDD? Funny how times change.
 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVM View Post

Hey at least RAM is super cheap these days! thumb.gif Remember when RAM was 3x the cost of a decent HDD? Funny how times change.

Funny sad how times change.

fixed smile.gif


I need to buy a few Tb of new HDDs... Cost about the same as a 2500k!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post

Funny sad how times change.
fixed smile.gif
I need to buy a few Tb of new HDDs... Cost about the same as a 2500k!

I needed to buy 3TB of space for my brother for christmas this year. Didn't even realize how much the flooding had killed the pricing.
I bought each of my 1.5TB 7200rpm drives for 56.99 on newegg 4 months ago and thought id be spending like 80 per drive for my brother.
Nope.... best price i can find for the drives i need is about a 150... 300$ for 3TB? dang.... Guess someone isn't getting HDD's this year haha
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