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January 19, 2014 5:31:38 PM

Does anyone know where i can get some cheap ram? i want 8 gigs and the best price i found is $80

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a c 105 } Memory
January 19, 2014 5:41:25 PM

Try used on ebay.
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January 19, 2014 5:44:22 PM

jake strassberg said:
Does anyone know where i can get some cheap ram? i want 8 gigs and the best price i found is $80


Well you can always get used RAM. But last year a facility that makes the modules that gets shipped to companies that distribute (Corsair, G.Skill...etc) burned down. Which explains the price increase.
As for cheap-Used or coupons/deals. and with DDR4 coming soon, the prices should descend a bit, but for now-who knows how the market may fluctuate.

Cas 9, 1866 1.5v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
15% off-~$65 until the 22nd of January.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-re...
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January 19, 2014 5:48:24 PM

oh cool cool thx i didnt check newegg very well
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January 19, 2014 5:49:57 PM

oh yeah i heard about that fire alright thx
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January 19, 2014 9:41:01 PM

I was thinking of getting a 16gb 2x8 kit but just can't justify spending the $150 on it considering how cheap it was not that long ago.
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January 19, 2014 9:59:09 PM

16 gigs is overkill unless you've got a workstation
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January 19, 2014 10:20:52 PM

Maybe, but with things like the samsung magician rapid (ram caching) I could see extra ram being useful
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a c 105 } Memory
January 20, 2014 6:19:57 AM

DaveElls said:
Maybe, but with things like the samsung magician rapid (ram caching) I could see extra ram being useful


Magician can, I think, only use up to 1gb of that ram.
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a c 1988 } Memory
January 20, 2014 6:53:00 AM

RAMDisk has a free version that uses up to 4GB
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January 20, 2014 1:58:33 PM

Forgot about ramdisk, I haven't tried it, then again I didn't know about the free version. Then again it's not that expensive to begin with.
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a c 1988 } Memory
January 20, 2014 2:18:34 PM

It works well, and in a mid range RAM setup - up to 16GB the free 4GB version is about perfect
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