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What's all this talk on this forum about DDR3 prices at some kind of temporary bottom? I always see tons of people saying that we should get as much ram as possible right now in the 4vs8gb ram threads. Why would the prices go up? Technology moves forward rather than backward.
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There have been cases where RAM was dirt cheap (DDR2) but then, due to unknown to me causes, the prices started increasing drastically when DDR3 was out.
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Also the impact of the Japan earthquake in this case.
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Also the impact of the Japan earthquake in this case.
I thought that the chips are not made in Japan?
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Originally Posted by Popple View Post
I thought that the chips are not made in Japan?
O contraire, to the tune of 40% of NAND flash, and 15% of the worlds RAM:



http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20...#ixzz1GXIa0osA
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DDR2 used to be like $10 for 4GB now its well over $100 for the same set, cause once tech moves on they don't make the old stuff making it rare.. why do u think DRR1 is impossible to find and is super expesive
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