4GB DDR3 prices to rise by double digit percentage in October

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Im am glad that i bought 8gb of DDR3 ram for my rig last year when the prices were half of what are now.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Already felt the bite almost a month ago when I had to replace a 4GB stick on my laptop.
     
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    Which makes me think the fire was not an accident. Let's see what's next maybe a flood in TSMC so nvidia can sell titan for 2500$, and people will buy it anyway.
     

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    My thoughts are usually prices go up based on supply and demand. Ok, there was a fire which will hike up prices. But these days, even once supply is back on track. You rarely see these prices drop/stabalise.
     
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    Well, with all the sales the console are doing, Gddr 5 should be cheap as... chips soon.
     
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    Same, lol. Last year, I bought 4x4Gb ram. :D
     
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    It wasn't, nothing got damaged (it didnt affect ram production), its just some bs how to make even more money.. Greedy bastards.
     
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    Can't believe the Samsung Greens I bought some months back on Special for £35 (8GB) are now going for £120 new lol
     

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    got plenty of memory, 16 gb in my sig, and 2 4gb ddr3 1600 as backup.
    they aint getting any more of my money for a while yet.
     
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    I wont need any ram now till ddr4 comes out I just hope prices drop by then though I doubt it as new things always cost too much
     
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    I hope this will kill most of their sales of DDR 3 mem.
     
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    Reminds me of the early days of DDR3 where I paid $115 for 4GB of 1600. Now it's about to come full circle. Thankfully I don't need more than 8GB. I'm the type of guy who runs one thing at a time and maybe has two tabs open in a web browser. Old habits I suppose.
     
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    I find it funny that the plant fire is affecting companies that don't even use Hynix IC's.
     

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    I thought that fire didn't do any damage?
     
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    This is not normal anymore. I'm glad I got my amount of memory (4x8GB) for a mere €120 last year. I don't want to know its current pricing. I just checked anyway, same set costs €260 now. :puke2:
    The fire didn't affect production (was extinguished in a very short time), but it is still used as an excuse to hike up prices. We saw the same crap with HDD's.

    Next: Mice ate all the donuts in the canteen @ Intel, CPU prices doubled! :3eyes:
     
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    its like gasoline they get a small leak or storm and they hike the prices up without ever coming down fully
     
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    It didn't damage any of the fabrication equipment, but the air circulation and treatment facility. Without that, the clean rooms won't stay clean for long and yield would plummet to zero.
     
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    How's that gonna help ram prices? That's graphics card memory.
     

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