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Kingston has become the first DRAM module manufacturer to announce pricing for DDR3 modules -- and, not surprisingly, they're terrifically expensive.

According to a Kingston price list provided to ExtremeTech at the Computex show here, a 2-Gbyte stick of DDR3 memory costs between $443 and $708, depending upon the speed of the memory. The prices are manufacturer suggested retail prices, so actual prices will be a bit lower, a Kingston representative said.
No Thanks, I'll stick with 4 x 512 DDR2
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No Thanks, I'll stick with 4 x 512 DDR2
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Sounds like a plan at that price! I would never pay more than $250 for a 2 x 1GB kit, which is what I paid for mine a year ago when the prices were outrageous.
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it says a 2GB stick... not a 2x1GB kit - this is for 2x2GB so you get 4GB

not that bad pricing in that case^
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it says a 2GB stick... not a 2x1GB kit - this is for 2x2GB so you get 4GB

not that bad pricing in that case^
The way i read it, they're asking as much as $700 for one stick at 2GB... 4 GB would be $800-1400
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The way i read it, they're asking as much as $700 for one stick at 2GB... 4 GB would be $800-1400
thats how Im reading it

I wont buy kingston anymore, too many problems in previous builds
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1- Kingston hasn't made any GOOD enthusiast ram since I've been interested in computers.
2- that's for 1 single 2gb stick. that's all. that's an outrageous price.
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i'd Pay 170 For DDR3 110 For DDR2 (HZ) No more.
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1- Kingston hasn't made any GOOD enthusiast ram since I've been interested in computers.
2- that's for 1 single 2gb stick. that's all. that's an outrageous price.
Their PC2 9200s are quite good and have the Micron D9 chips.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sp?CatId=3361&

We all expected high prices. With DDr2 being so cheap, DDR3 will inevitably come down.....(eventually).
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We all expected high prices. With DDr2 being so cheap, DDR3 will inevitably come down.....(eventually).
I guess it's gonna take a two-years period at least
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