Upswing in Computer Memory Prices Means You Should Stock Up Now

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TechLarry

I see the Fud Fakery is working :(

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JohnP

So I bought 48GB of memory for $250. ONE DAY LATER, Its now $324. Talk about timing...

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JohnP

Ahhh! Now the price is $93 for 16 GB! Again a ONE DAY change at Amazon! Paul, you opened up a can of worms here...

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JohnP

DP. site is S L O W and busted today...

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OCFRED

How did we get here? excess supply cranked out by state sponsored contract manufacturers interested in quantity over quantity. So now perhaps marques will order only to suit lowering the supply, either way incompatible with most of my current hardware and irrelevant to emerging platforms I'm currently working on.

Better off investing in lead before November.

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Slurpy

Five to ten percent, eh? So JohnP's $100 16GB PC3-12800 kit might cost him six or seven dollars more? You see that kind of fluctuation in Newegg's weekly prices anyway.

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bpstone

What a coincidence this is. I was looking at some not too long ago. Thank you for the tip! :)

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Aulex

This is sort of on topic, it's more a of a question.

Can anyone explain to me what exactly is the difference between buffered and unbuffered ram

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HeroOfCanton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_memory

It's used in servers.

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JohnP

Funny thing is that I had this sitting in my Amazon basket: Corsair PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit. I am planning on a once-in-a-lifetime refresh of all three computers for my sons and I to Ivy Bridge in June. I was going to get 16GB of RAM and test it out on SB before buying all 48GB. I will go ahead and get them all now.

BTW, Corsair is schizophrenic in their memory pricing. I can get 16GB in a kit of 4 x 4GB for $100 or buy 2 x (2 x4GB) of the same chip for $85, a 15% savings. Yes, I know they supposedly "match" the RAMs in the kit but if all the chips are the same exact model number, I don't see the harm...

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mhouston100

Lol especially for dual channel memory, they would literally be two matched pairs anyway... strange!

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Adam Wolfe

The last time I "stocked" up on something computer related. By the time I was ready to use it, plenty of upgrades were already available for the same price and I wasted my money.

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EthicSlave

If we stock up now, would'nt that force prices higher due to supply & demand? (less supply b/c we bought it all up, we demand more but it will cost more?)

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Atomike

Unless you know for sure that you'll need that RAM in the next few weeks, this is unusually poor advice. "Stocking Up" on technology is almost universally a very bad idea. Over time, the price of RAM will always fall dramatically. Upticks in RAM prices are always temporary, and extremely overshadowed by longer-term deep pricing reductions. If you absolutely will need that RAM next month, buy now. Otherwise, you are foolish to do so.

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JohnP

heh, can't get much lower. 16GB of Corsair 1600 DDR3 Ram for $85? Yes sir, can I have two more?

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Atomike

"Can't get much lower" - I challenge you to look at the same amount of RAM in a year or two. It certainly CAN get much lower. 16 Meg of RAM used to cost $85 back in the day. Someday 16 TB of Ram will cost $85.

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Supall

Already going up, huh? I figured as much. Glad I got 16GB of low profile ram last month. And now that prices will rise, I can hold onto my 8GB of ram I replaced and mark them up. >:)

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