Memory Makers Limit Supply, Push DRAM Pricing Up

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NAYRhyno

The change in DDR2 price is also likely because of the increased popularity of DDR3. With both AMD and Intel using DDR3 in their flagship platforms, it seems like there will be continually decreased demand for DDR2, and thus an increase in price.

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PhelanPKell

Glad I bought my 12gb's a short while ago, before this started to happen. oO

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mlee19

im assuming yer using the core i7 platform. 12 gb is a waste and limits yer bandwidth. Only if you run many VMs is it worth runnung 12gb.

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NAYRhyno

If you have a tri-channel x58 with 6 slots (the most common way to have 12GB), 2 slots per channel, how does it limit your bandwidth?

Word on the street is, with Vista/Win 7 caching things to RAM, the increased RAM really helps limit the effects HDD bottleneck.

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mlee19

Do you not pay attention to anything about the core i7 platform?? According to intels specs, occupying more than three slots will limit your bandwidth. They recomend to run more than that only for those that need all that ram. It has even been stated in this mag.

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the_moo

Any link from intel to see that?  Point being, any time you move apps from running off your disk to the memory the gain is substantial.  I did a little searching but the only thing I could find was this: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/memory/3gb_6gb_or_12gb_investigated/1

 

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