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    RAM Prices about to go into free fall

    I don't know if any of you out there have been paying attention, but this article took my attention today:

    RAM prices set to hit 'free fall' ? The Register

    And after a quick at Scan it appears that RAM is now stupidly cheap and is apparently going to get cheaper. As an example here is the page for DDR3 1333:

    Scan.co.uk: 240 pin Single/Dual Channel - (1333Mhz)

    Now may be the time to hit the bursar for the opportunity for an unexpected hardware upgrade to your PC's should they need it.
    Even ECC RAM for servers is so cheap as to be begging for you to get that server setup for virtulisation.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 30th August 2011 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Edted to rectify excessive use of exclamation marks!!

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    Not just RAM. CPUs are going down quite fast as well.

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    Misco got 4GB DDR3 starting at less than 11.. just.. crazy(!)

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...276&CatId=3199

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    ooh err! I've got a couple that would benefit. Was going to leave it for now, but maybe not after all!

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    Wonders if my boss will buy me an kit so I can build my own pc if these prices are dropping quickly

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    Blimey the cost of sticking 16GB into my Windows 7 box has halved since I checked it last! Where's my credit card?!

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    Good news for consumers, although probably not for the RAM manufacturers. Almost all of my computers at home now have 8GB RAM, with one having 16GB.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Misco got 4GB DDR3 starting at less than 11.. just.. crazy(!)
    If 4GB DDR3 DIMMs drop to about 5 or so, no one is going to upgrading their computers for a very long time.

    I would love to be able to build a Mini-ITX PC with 16GB RAM, but 8GB DDR3 DIMMs are still rather expensive: 240 (DIMM) and 290 (SO-DIMM). Considering you can buy 8GB registered ECC DDR3 DIMMs for ~56 this doesn't make a lot of sense.

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    It's annoying to see the Corsair 4GB XMS3 RAM I purchased for around 70 is now worth 24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMan100 View Post
    It's annoying to see the Corsair 4GB XMS3 RAM I purchased for around 70 is now worth 24.
    I have that feeling, built my new rig the other week the good 8GB DDR3 ram I got (2x 4GB sticks) is now 32 cheaper for the set, so may get that once it seems to stop falling then I can have the 16gb I want.

    Also think my Virtualisation boxes will get there ram doubled in them as the ram I found last night for them is now so cheap we can have 40 or 50GB of ram in them for very good money!

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    Time for some upgrading me thinks
    Though my main PC really should be x64, but my USB DVB Tuner doesn't like x64

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Time for some upgrading me thinks
    Though my main PC really should be x64, but my USB DVB Tuner doesn't like x64
    My Freecom stick claims it doesn't yet its fine with a bit of poking, yet took it to work to poke it for an MCE box in the dining room (to try it out and test the concept before buying our own) and can I get it to work on X86

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    The stick is detected fine in Win7 x64 and the software loads, but it doesn't get a signal at all..
    Even MCE won't play ball

    Shove it into an x86 and its happy as larry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Time for some upgrading me thinks
    Though my main PC really should be x64, but my USB DVB Tuner doesn't like x64
    Just replace it with one of these and enjoy oodles of RAM

    BGT3510 - BlackGold

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    ^ If you were going to buy one of those, you might as as well get one which receives FreeView HD (and optionally FreeSat HD). e.g.

    BGT3620 (dual DVB-T/T2 tuners), BGT3630 (DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2), BGT3650 (quad DVB-T/T2 tuners).

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    TBH, the Tiuner is only a cheapy (22) from Wilko (AVerMedia AVerTV Global - TV Tuners, Media Player, IPTV and Multimedia Products - AVerTV Volar Green HD (Western European Region Only)) - spur of the moment decision.

    It actually works really well on Win7 - Plug it in and it finds the driver (even in x64!) and I can either use the supplied software or use MCE..
    For some reason despite the driver installing ok in x64, it fails to get any signal at all...

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