For those interested, Tom keeps talking about the "high price" of DDR SDRAM. His most recent article on AMD 760 MB's claims its twice as expensive and will allways be at least 30% more expensive. Perhaps he is going by eruopean prices, but here in the states that is flat out not true. On Crucial's web site you have to really dig to find PC2100 because it is not widely available yet. However their price on PC133 CAS 2, PC2100, and PC1600 is all the same!. So why does this myth of hihg prices perpetuate???
BTW, I do not work for Crucial! I have just been following prices closely and cant jibe what my research has uncovered vs what is printed in articles by Tom and others
...and sometimes it's closer to triple the price of SDR SDRAM!
First of all, why would anybody buy PC1600 for a DDR board? That's really rediculous!
Secondly, Crucial doesn't have PC2100 DIMMs available for sale, so it doesn't matter what price they will sell it for!
Of the major SDRAM players, Mushkin is about the only one I've found that has PC2100 in stock now and it's almost triple the price of their PC133 CAS2 (for the 256MB DIMMs - which IMO are the only sensible ones to buy for an AMD760 DDR board)!
The problem that I've seen is that Corsair doesn't actually sell memory directly to the end-user--they have the "Corsair Direct" section, but that's for laptop memory. Can't seem to find standard memory types on there...
They have it listed in their DDR section though, and I've got a stick on order from <A HREF="http://www.pcprogress.com/" target="_new">PC Progress</A>.