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Jun 23 2010, 06:23 AM (Post #1)
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Question!

I want to upgrade the RAM on my computer.

Where do I find in "My Computer" what kind of RAM I have?
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Jun 23 2010, 02:48 PM (Post #2)
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I don't think it tells you.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

How much RAM do you have? o_o
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Jun 23 2010, 02:52 PM (Post #3)
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2 GB.

Discovered I have DDR3

And man...RAM is expensive.
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Jun 23 2010, 10:05 PM (Post #4)
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ok, you have 2 gigs of ram, and that aint enough for you? Must play some high end games.

I'm guessing two strips for that, 1 gig each? Or one strip @ 2 gigs?

about a hundred bucks, with shipping, to double that. just typed DDR3 into amazon.com

or, is a hundred bucks expensive to you?
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Jun 24 2010, 04:49 AM (Post #5)
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No, just a lot of multi-tasking.

And yes - $100 is a lot.
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Jun 24 2010, 05:18 AM (Post #6)
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RAM isn't expensive. I have DDR2—DDR3 shouldn't be that much more. I bought 4 gigs for 40 bucks or so, two years ago. I would assume 4 gigs DDR3 would be cheaper.

What's the frequency?
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Jun 25 2010, 02:23 AM (Post #7)
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My DDR3 was $120 for 4 gigs.
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Jun 25 2010, 08:47 PM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Jun 23 2010, 10:18 PM)
RAM isn't expensive. I have DDR2—DDR3 shouldn't be that much more. I bought 4 gigs for 40 bucks or so, two years ago. I would assume 4 gigs DDR3 would be cheaper.

What's the frequency?
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533 MHz.

Where the heck did you find 4GB for $40...?
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Jun 25 2010, 09:41 PM (Post #9)
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I spent what, 60 bucks for ddr2 a few months ago. ddr3 was cheaper. using that site you gave me. slickdeals?
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Jun 26 2010, 08:07 AM (Post #10)
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QUOTE (AWESOM-O @ Jun 25 2010, 04:41 PM)
I spent what, 60 bucks for ddr2 a few months ago. ddr3 was cheaper. using that site you gave me. slickdeals?
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Under normal circumstances, DDR3 cannot be cheaper..... it doesn't make sense! An anomaly among shopping experiences.
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Jun 26 2010, 03:39 PM (Post #11)
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QUOTE (Simply Fabulous @ Jun 26 2010, 03:07 AM)
Under normal circumstances, DDR3 cannot  be cheaper..... it doesn't make sense! An anomaly among shopping experiences.
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That seems like a strange thing to say. I agree some product p >= p' in all aspects is normally more expensive. But DDR3 is not greater then DDR2 in all aspects since DDR3 cannot be used on a DDR2 computer.
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Jun 26 2010, 04:21 PM (Post #12)
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But isn't DDR3 faster? I mean you wouldn't pay less for a machine with an Intel Core 2 Duo versus one with a Pentium 4 Processor, right?
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jun 26 2010, 08:21 AM)
But isn't DDR3 faster?  I mean you wouldn't pay less for a machine with an Intel Core 2 Duo versus one with a Pentium 4 Processor, right?
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Jay already answered that. They are in two markets—DDR2 and 3 RAM do not have the same pin design either.

At one point, every manufacturer stopped making DDR2's and switched to DDR3s in anticipation for a big demand in the latter as mobo designs moved over, leading to a huge supply glut of the latter.

But now as all new computers have moved over to use DDR3 ram, that demand has caught up, and probably exceeded, the supply of corresponding DDR3 ram (over reaction by DDR3 ram manufacturers to the supply glut in the recession).

So now, comparative prices are back to where they "should" be, although I suspect DDR3 ram prices will keep falling much faster.
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Jun 26 2010, 09:00 PM (Post #14)
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Gotcha. So where should I look? Slickdeals seems to come up with a lot of laptop deals when I search for RAM. =/
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