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    Default DDR memory still in high demand?

    It might be just me but there still seems to be a demand for DDR memory. With DDR2 memory supported by both Intel and AMD technology, I was surprised to see the high prices of good DDR mem. For 1GB(512x2) prices, at least on N**Egg are still around 120 to 150. Whadaya think?

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    Probably because the markets driven by new pc sales like dell etc and that's all DDR2 now, so the chip manufacturers (Micron, Samsung etc) mass produce these chips and tail off there DDR production lines. Prices and availabilty get a bit funny, much like good AGP cards...

    I suppose another reason could be that the companies that make really overclockable RAM like OCZ, Corsair etc, cater to those who buy new up-to-date hardware, so they'll also be focused on DDR2, plus they'll have trouble getting hold of decent DDR chips to speed bin as said in the first paragraph.

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    I will still use DDR for a very long time to come and will not change unless I have to.

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    Probably also because AM2 boards haven't been that great and folk have been lapping up the 939 bargains before they're all gone.
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    yess, and DDR2 really isn't all that great. shoulda pushed straight past it into DDR3...if not XDR/XDR2 but that would require someone to somehow kill rambus so they don't charge you stupid amounts of money to use they're design.

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    Rofl!!

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