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The economic crisis has hit many industries hard from banking to automotive to the electronics business. International governments, including the U.S., have united to bail out the struggling banking and finance industry. Critics say that these bailout reward mismanagement and undermine the free market, while supporters say they are essential to prevent a depression.

Meanwhile, American lawmakers struggle with bailout plans for the U.S. automakers, as public opinion opposes such a plan.

However, another industry, often forgotten here in the U.S., has been hit even harder by the crisis, pushing it to the brink of collapse -- the DRAM business.

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If the DRAM market collapses, there would be major ramifications for the notebook and desktop market worldwide, as every consumer computer uses DRAM. Mobile electronics, which also utilize DRAM, would likely suffer as well. All of these markets could see soaring prices if production dries up.

DRAM makers blame the crisis partially on building too many factories. When Microsoft's Windows Vista was released, its high memory requirements were expected to boost DRAM sales. With loans cheap, many new factories were built -- too many in fact. Now DRAM makers are struggling to pay off these debts and remain operational.
http://www.dailytech.com/Foreign+Gov...ticle13686.htm
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If all the lesser DRAM makers died out, i think we would be better off. The profit is stretched too thin.
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Yeah, I agree.
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If all the lesser DRAM makers died out, i think we would be better off. The profit is stretched too thin.
Would that be beneficial to us? Less competition means more capitalization and less reasons to innovate. Then again, you did say lesser
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Would that be beneficial to us? Less competition means more capitalization and less reasons to innovate. Then again, you did say lesser
I'm talking companies that need to bury anyways like Wintec.
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Yeah. Leave good brands like Kingston, Mushkin, Samsung, G.Skill, OCZ and the like running.


Lose the brands making DDR2 500 and selling it as 'gaming ram' or 'valueram', however...
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I'm talking companies that need to bury anyways like Wintec.
I used to have some Wintec ram, I gave it away though.
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Yeah. Leave good brands like Kingston, Mushkin, Samsung, G.Skill, OCZ and the like running.


Lose the brands making DDR2 500 and selling it as 'gaming ram' or 'valueram', however...
I'm a huge Kingston fan. They say they won't overclock but i've ran them 850MHZ on stock voltage (not stable, but that was my CPU's fault.)

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I used to have some Wintec ram, I gave it away though.
Didn't like my kit. It made my system sluggish somehow. Once i swapped it for Kingston RAM of the same speed it sped right up.
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Didn't like my kit. It made my system sluggish somehow. Once i swapped it for Kingston RAM of the same speed it sped right up.
I had 2 x 512 MB of DDR2 800 Wintec paired w/ 2 x 512 MB crucial ballistic tracers, I actually gave the tracers away too. It ran fine for me, I didn't overclock it at all though.
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