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Do you think quality has dropped with DDR2 ram since the price drop? Remember when Ballistix 2x1gb was 3 to 400 dollars? Once double sided and now single? I don't know just thinking out loud. This goes for all DDR2 ram. Look at all the failures as of late. Lower price usually means lower quality. I agree that DDR2 was way over priced to began with. What caused the big price drop in the first place? Overstocked warehouses? From 300 plus to $50 cutting corners is understandable.

What do you think? Who knows the truth?
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I don't think it applies to all DDR2 RAM. First, not all DDR2 RAM has gone from dual sided to single sided (The DDR2 800 Ballistix kit is the best known one, and there might be a few others, but I don't know about many). Plus, it's this specific kit that has a sudden increased failure rate.

Ballistix and I never have gotten along very well (I have to say, their RMA department and I do get alone pretty well ).

Note that the price drops didn't have anything to do with the production process. The production process has always been as efficient as it can be, and RAM chips are actually dirt cheap. The high prices in the past were just caused by price fixing (and the parties involved have been punished for this)
    
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There is a thread of hate right here http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...x-tracers.html

Sad to see Crucial bleed over all these RMAs. Someone better lose their head.
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There was no production quality lost whatsoever, it was more of an engineering design failure imo. I would have bought a tracer pair if it wasn't for the change to single sided.
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