DRAM Production Cuts Continue, Time to Stock Up on Memory?

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QUINTIX256

They should stop selling 133mhz (DDR3-1066) and 166mhz (DDR3-1333) memory outside of developing economies.

How long did it take for the actual memory cells themselves to go from 33mhz to 133mhz?

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Mechayoshi

What's wrong with 1333?

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QUINTIX256

It's 166mhz memory in "disguise." It has been a decade since PC133 came out, and yet mainstream memory typically bundled by OEMs (read: laptops) today are clocked 25% higher... maybe. 133mhz memory is put into a number of laptops as well. CPUs have become exponentially more powerful in that timeframe; but all the innovation on the memory side is in hiding the actual speed of the memory behind a multiplexed "interconnect." I have nothing against ddr, I just wish there has been as much progress made in cell switching speed and latency as there has been in the "interconnect."

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