Just Curious - RAM Module Prices

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  1. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Hello All

    Just out of interest, at Crucial, why would the price of 8GB (2x4) DDR2 PC2 6400 800 be over double that of 8GB (2x4) DDR3 PC3 10600 1333?

    This seems a consistent price ratio among different retailers on the net.

    I thought the latter memory type was much better spec. - but wondered whtether I'm missing something...

    Thanks in advance

    philby
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    not enough of the first model, not enough demand, more expensive to produce possibly?
     
  3. Sully

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    It always happens, and it isn't limited to ram either. CPUs will do the same thing.

    I suspect the older it is, the more rare it is, the more they can gouge you for it. They bought it at the same price, but because only a handful of places have it as compared to "back then", they can charge more for it.

    Been that way as long as I can remember buying parts online.

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  4. xxJackxx

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    Easy answer. You specified DDR2 vs. DDR3. DDR2 is no longer in production. DDR3 is. When memory goes out of production there is a price premium for the remaining stock.
     
  5. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Thanks all - for diplomatically reminding me of the basic Economics I seem to have mislaid on Sunday :oops:

    Maybe I'll start stockpiling DDR3...

    Cheers

    philby
     
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