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[ale] Why is RAM is so expensive?!? Anyone know an inexpensive source?



DDR2 is no longer in production so it's price will only go up.
On Apr 23, 2013 1:21 PM, "Derek Atkins" <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:

> It's currently got DDR2 667 ECC Registered RAM.  The machine has 8
> sticks of 2GB RAM.  Alas, this means it's full, so I'd have to remove
> some of that RAM to put in new sticks.  :(
>
> It's a SuperMicro H8DA3-2 based system that I bought in January 2009.
>
> -derek
>
> Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net> writes:
>
> > I'll hazard a guess and say yes, it's just crucial.  Could it be
> > because it's DDR1 or DDR2?
> > That density isn't very common, at least at the consumer level.  I
> > found a set of G.SKILL for about 100.
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231486
> > There are dozens of other options.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4/23/2013 12:37 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> >> Hey Alers,
> >>
> >> I was looking at buying some RAM for my 3+-year-old server to try to
> >> give it a boost over its current 16GB.  But when I was searching for RAM
> >> (on crucial.com, where I've always had good luck) I found 16GB (2x8GB)
> >> but it cost almost $400!
> >>
> >> What's up with that?  I was seriously expecting half that, or less.
> >>
> >> I know there were the floods in Thailand and such a couple years ago but
> >> I thought that those factories had come back online.  So why is RAM so
> >> freaking expensive?  It feels like chips are 2x or 3x (or more!) what
> >> they were a year or two ago.
> >>
> >> Is it just crucial?  Maybe there is a better/less-expensive source?
> >>
> >> -derek
> >>
> >
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