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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 24, 2009, 04:21pm EDT Report Abuse
I began to notice today when I searched for a 4gb DDR2 kit! The outrageously higher prices compared to a few months ago means that they are indeed being branded obsolete!

DDR2 is starting to escalate in price as time passes, so act now if you were planning to buy an extra kit for whatever reasons. If you guys are dubious then check out the prices. Chances are that if you wait you'll end up paying the same amount you originally had payed for them or more! DDR2 is the new DDR1 :(

This reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode The Obsolete Man!

Out of coincidence I found the opening narration of the episode:

"You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future; not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world: It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advancements, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace. This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. He's a citizen of the State, but will soon have to be eliminated, because he's built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, who will draw his last breaths in the Twilight Zone."



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Plug & Play Oct 25, 2009, 09:58am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!

Not over here yet Meats.....I just bought a new 4GB set of G Skill for cheap and its saweeeet. When my big rig is back up I will be getting another 4GB set.

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kOrny Oct 25, 2009, 01:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
Yeah I remember my 4GB DDR2 800 was like $40 about a year ago. I bought a set for my grandpa the other day (4GB DDR2 1066) and it was $80!

WTF??

mothow Oct 25, 2009, 01:59pm EDT Report Abuse
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Yep its going up.I bought this same set for $45 and then i bought a similar set of DDR2 1066 for $55 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231211

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 25, 2009, 07:22pm EDT Report Abuse
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That same set is $ 90 now Mothow :'(

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Joshua Marius, LeThe Oct 25, 2009, 11:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!

Interesting that they are going up. The demand for them seems to be very high still.

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Juan Pena Oct 26, 2009, 04:26am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
Well, i was told prices for ddr2 are up because ddr3 is not catching up. whichever is correct, we just have to pay more! hopefully not for long. hopefully.


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Plug & Play Oct 26, 2009, 08:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!

Yeah I would agree with that, I dont think the DDR2 is going obsolete...its the DDR3 is not selling like they wanted it too.

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<a class= Oct 26, 2009, 01:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
DDR2? /yawn I thought we were gonna hear some news on ddr5 for desktops.

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Jon Bailey Oct 26, 2009, 03:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
its always been expensive in the UK

"The world is a temple to the self, and these days, there's alot of believers"
Michael C Oct 26, 2009, 03:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
Would it be advisable to get another 4GB now before the prices soar?

~Vel Oct 26, 2009, 03:36pm EDT Report Abuse
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Michael C said:
Would it be advisable to get another 4GB now before the prices soar?


If you're already at 4, I surely don't see the point. If a system with your specs were to struggle with a lack of memory, I'd think you'd need a whole new rig to match. To have 8 would just be gloating.

Michael C Oct 26, 2009, 04:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
I agree, 4 is enough - for now. I wouldn't mind having 8 though because it would be cool shiz, LOL. If I ended up needing 8 and it started costing $150 I wouldn't be too happy though.

Bungle Oct 26, 2009, 04:30pm EDT Report Abuse
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~Vel said:
To have 8 would just be gloating.


BAH! All the *COOL* people have 8GB... don't listen to Vel he's just jealous! It's not gloating to say that 8GB is better... because it just... you know, is.

lol

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 26, 2009, 05:29pm EDT Report Abuse
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When you feel 8 its more than enough for you MrBungle pm me so I can buy those 4gb ;)

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Dr. Peaceful Oct 26, 2009, 07:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Oh no! It's starting!
Dude, that is what's called "Natural Orders". Older stuff, demand goes down, price goes up, replaced by newer and faster stuff, and eventually goes obsolete. Don't need to be so over dramatic with Twilight Zone... ;)

Plug & Play Oct 28, 2009, 09:05am EDT Report Abuse
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Bungle,

LMAO...I will be joining your EXCLUSIVE club when my new rig is up and running....8GB is da BOMB!

WORD.:cool:

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