iSuppli: Expect DRAM Prices to Climb

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drwho1

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iSuppli: Expect DRAM Prices to Climb

Translation: Expect DRAM stock in some pile on some warehouse until prices drop again to their senses.
 

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I'm still amazed that I could buy 12GB of DDR3 for $28 AR 2 days before black friday. How can they make any money that way? I remember when RAM was so expensive that there would be stories circulating of Russian maphia using grapple hooks to climb into RAM factories and steal a bunch of expensive goods. These days, that would definitely not happen because 1 gig of RAM costs $5 rather than 1 megabyte used to cost about $50.

DDR2 prices are nuts too. I see that 1 gig is like $1.10 but I haven't seen it sell that low. I see 4GB kits selling for $40 on ebay even though they're only worth about 4 bucks in reality.

I am guessing that once everyone shifts to DDR5 in PCs they can overprice it and then start making a profit again.
 
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I doubt that i will ever see 100% spike in ram prices anytime soon.
 

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[citation][nom]rooket[/nom]I'm still amazed that I could buy 12GB of DDR3 for $28 AR 2 days before black friday. How can they make any money that way? I remember when RAM was so expensive that there would be stories circulating of Russian maphia using grapple hooks to climb into RAM factories and steal a bunch of expensive goods. These days, that would definitely not happen because 1 gig of RAM costs $5 rather than 1 megabyte used to cost about $50.DDR2 prices are nuts too. I see that 1 gig is like $1.10 but I haven't seen it sell that low. I see 4GB kits selling for $40 on ebay even though they're only worth about 4 bucks in reality.I am guessing that once everyone shifts to DDR5 in PCs they can overprice it and then start making a profit again.[/citation]

i want 2 8gb kits. yes i can use that much ram, what for... not saying, i know the reason i could use it is stupid, but those things are 100-200$, a kit... sad that i am one of the few who would still buy that.
 

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[citation][nom]stevenrix[/nom]I bought 32 megs of RAM 15 years ago for $1500.[/citation]

Ha, got you on that one. We had a 486dx50 workstation with 16 slots. 4MB sticks were going for, after tax, almost $500 each. That $8k nut was hard to swallow .. for 64MB. How times have changed, thankfully.
 

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[citation][nom]stevenrix[/nom]I bought 32 megs of RAM 15 years ago for $1500.[/citation]

That was back in the 'Great Epoxy Plant Fire Period' in the early 90's. I bought 4 1-meg sticks (30 pin SIMMs) for $250 and that was a deal.
 

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I guess b4 the RAM raise, I gonna get another 8GB ram kit to make my system 16GB and forget every RAM for the next 5yrs, since that pretty much more than enough for everything for 1155 socket platform.
 

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[citation][nom]QEFX[/nom]Ha, got you on that one. We had a 486dx50 workstation with 16 slots. 4MB sticks were going for, after tax, almost $500 each. That $8k nut was hard to swallow .. for 64MB. How times have changed, thankfully.[/citation]
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