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wierd DDR prices

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January 25, 2003 8:19:07 PM

In general, when you look at sites like pricewatch.com and compare prices of DDR memory.. first, why is a stick of 512MB more expensive than two sticks of 256MB?? Second, why, for example is a stick of PC3000 DDR 256MB more expensive than a stick of PC3200 DDR 256MB? Or, a stick of PC2400 DDR 512MB, more expensive than PC2700 DDR 512MB?? There are other examples such as these, and they make no sense to me. can anyone explain?

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January 25, 2003 10:53:02 PM

Believe it or not, it's because the memory is slower! Seriously, PC2400 is "overclockers" memory that was considered extreme back in the PC2100 days. And PC3000 is overclockers memory that was considered extreme back in when PC2700 was the fast stuff. So basically, it's just low production overclockers stuff from the past, the newer faster memory is cheaper because it's a mainstream product produced in large quantities.

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January 26, 2003 1:40:06 AM

yeah but u have to look at the brands too cheapest prices on pricewatch say genoric memory and thats what u would be buying at that price
January 26, 2003 9:20:13 PM

And don't forget to check resellerratings.com (I hope I spelled that right).

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