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Heh, got my first 8GB of the same for $45 shipped early-mid last year. Got my second for... $90 shipped a week ago. Not terrible, but holy crap did price explode. I'm guessing it was one of those neat OEM products that a few people had tons of and once the internet rumor mill started turning and demand shot up, supply just vanished.

Has other "normal" RAM from Kingston and the like seen these increases too?
Guess so, my local prices for normal RAM used to sit at about 60 bucks for 8GB now it's freaking 75 bucks.
And then there's the price of enthusiast RAM, HyperX used to sit at about 75$ (65$ before it went up ..) now it's 88$
That is one hell of a stark price explosion
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post #12 of 47
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Has other "normal" RAM from Kingston and the like seen these increases too?

Oh yea that's why I started looking at this. My lazy 1066 Kingston went up almost twice the price since I bought it.

Same with the motherboard too. But I'm just going by ebay so that's probably unrelated.
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I have 4GB 1600 CL7 OCed to 1866 CL8, they are 3 years old. I hope they last , I want to get 8GB of 2133 at least, but 2133 is the limit of my current 1155 mobo, hope they last till I switch socket
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industry induced ram shortage. honestly, companies should be fined for pulling off these kinds of tactics.
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Anyone else having flashbacks of the hard drive shortage a couple years back..?

They were barely making profits on RAM when you could get 8 gigs for ~$25 retail, just like when you could get a samsung f3 1TB for around $50.

A price hike was inevitable imo.
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industry induced ram shortage. honestly, companies should be fined for pulling off these kinds of tactics.

Uh huh...

The industry simply diverted their resources to the ultra mobile market because it has been a booming industry, while demand kept prices high for desktop/laptop RAM. There's nothing shady about it and it is simply how supply & demand works. Maybe it would help to read a little bit before crying your head off like a baby about how evil companies are and how they're ruining your life and they should be fined for it. I'm really getting sick of hearing this sort of nonsense everywhere on this forum.
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On the whole I don't think there's a need to underclock. Least not for a while.
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I bought my Hyper X 1600 c9 for $45 usd. It is now $65 or above. Wonder if it would be better to oc my ram rather then buying some 2133? Looked at 2133 (8g) kits last night on Egg and it is from $78-and up.
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post #19 of 47
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I bought my Hyper X 1600 c9 for $45 usd. It is now $65 or above. Wonder if it would be better to oc my ram rather then buying some 2133? Looked at 2133 (8g) kits last night on Egg and it is from $78-and up.

You know what? Check other places (I didn't). I wouldn't put it past the Egg to exploit a situation more thoroughly than the next guy.

There's no reason 1066 should be 4$ less than 2133.
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I usually go across town to 1 of the Tiger directs we have here in Jacksonville. They run about $3-5 usd more, but once shipping is included it is usually the same. I wanted to get a set of 2133, but the prices are getting to high for me. Probably just see what my ram will actually do.
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