DDR2 Prices Slipping Further

"Contract prices for DDR2 continue to slide in the second half of January 2007. What does this mean for consumers? Read on to find out more..."

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Author: PV5150
Source: DigiTimes

Apparently contract prices for DDR2 continue to slide in the second half of January 2007, DRAMeXchange believes the downward price pressure should grow stronger after February as demand from PC OEMs is showing signs of weakening.

Weak DDR2 demand has prompted memory module makers to reduce their inventory levels, and the dumping of stocks eventually weighed on prices. The downward DDR2 price trend also pressured on DDR pricing.

Since the current cost of a 1GB DDR2 DIMM exceeds the ideal DRAM cost per notebook by over 12%, DRAMeXchange notes that PC OEMs are still looking for further price reductions. The firm cited PC OEMs as saying that the ideal price for 512MB DDR2 would be below US$35 while the latest quote in the second half of January stays at US$48.50.

Will this have an effect on the current prices of DDR2 RAM for consumers? Ideally, it would be nice to see a reduction in current pricing.

DDR and DDR2 pricing

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23-01-2007, 16:25:08

Hey guyz, I`m looking for a UK vendor to buy 2 or 3 of these off.

I`ve done the search thing and hit 50million dfi board reviews with these on and a handfull of US shops that sell them for $0.99. (I`d be similarly interested in what the UK shops try to get away with selling them for)

If any1 can find/link me a UK source I can get them off in a fistfull of days, I`d be most greatfull.


23-01-2007, 16:46:32

u got a link to the US version?

23-01-2007, 17:07:03

PP Mguire
Yea, i paid $15 for my PC carrier. A DFI one would be much more 1337 :p

23-01-2007, 17:52:56

Meh, they aint exactly great looking things, here`s a pic of one in an old old review:


I got a feeling that the only places u can get them is from places who`ve had boards returned and they`ve stripped the boxes down to sell off the accessories, hence $0.99.

As I mentioned, they`re not tremendous looking things, but they`re very simple.

Thing is they`re probably on eBay, but the postage`ll be more than the carrier.- which`d leave u thinking of buying a thermaltake one @ retail ~ $19/£19. Unless some1`s on there who goes through boards like Frag :eek: O o

23-01-2007, 18:46:25

Sheesh I`ve even chased up the XaserBags and u can buy them in any country except the uk, so it seems.

UK - lanparty carry thingy -any make like these ?

23-01-2007, 19:27:12

PP Mguire
It looks alot like my Thermaltake one cept black and says DFI. I want one of those instead.

23-01-2007, 20:03:21

where do u see em for .99?

24-01-2007, 05:18:58


where do u see em for .99?

I still think it was a number of places that prehaps had returned DFI mobo bundles and stripped em down to sell off.

I`ll see if I can re find the link to the places. I spent a number of hours (would u believe) looking for these items, and it was so annoying to see US, Australian, New Zealand, Italian, Malta and even some Russian-esq. Loads of reviews for mobos with them. Nothing UK.

Think I may get some joy in the Italian one, but I couldn`t navigate it practically.

24-01-2007, 05:57:48

you tried flebay?

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