Memory Prices Plummeting . . .

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While the world has been watching Vista and wondering about AMD, something else has been happening: DDR2 memory prices have been plummeting. How much? Almost 50% since the beginning of the year, with most of the tumble occuring recently.

Most are predicting things will get “worse” before they get “better,” so we’re likely to see prices slide, maybe quite a bit, over the course of the next few months.

Most reading this will be interested in price slides for the 2Gb kits, but for those more ambitious, 4Gb kits should become common next quarter, and they’ll probably be relatively cheap, too.

Between this and AMD’s pricing problems, you have to wonder what PC sales are going to look like for the quarter. Preliminary accounts indicate that Vista boosted PC sales when it first came out, but that only lasted for about a week. Since more memory is the one thing you can pretty much assume is needed in any Vista system, new system or upgrade, you have to suspect supply is exceeding demand.


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