Why don't they just use something similar to Apple's promotion (Because they'll get sued for copyright infringement) a few months back and just offer a free upgrade to Windows 8 as soon as it comes out?
Nice wording, "Hold on for a New York Minute."
I have a surplus of RAM in my home at the moment, but it's tempted to jump on this whilst the prices crash.
Do we expect them to continue dipping? Obviously they will as DDR4 approaches, but that's a ways off at the time of writing this.
That is nice to hear. I still need 2 more sticks of ram, atm i am only using 2/4 of my ram slots.
Windows doesn't work the same way apple does, the 8 release is optional and pretty much unnecessary, Apple made the new release pretty much mandatory and as such they had to sweeten the deal. Instead of forcing every customer to buy a 50 dollar software update every 1.5 years, they give them a 15 dollar software update and attract new customers and keep the old customers happy.
The surplus in memory should ebb pretty quickly when the new OS is released so watch for prices to drop but if they start rising buy quick before the stock can level out or even run short depending on the popularity of the new windows 8 OS.
Lol, it's not mandatory at all. I'm still using a machine running 10.6 and it works fabulously and is still supported. It's not until they get three or so generations that they just drop support. (At that point, you're usually facing a hardware limitation more than anything.)
Exactly the more a product cost lower means a newer one is approaching. But if your a gamer and thats what you onlu do theres only so much ram can use
Time to upgrade my laptop? Too bad I need an 8GB slot to upgrade it and those are pretty expensive right now.
Awesome lol I have 8gb as wes speak right now, but hey, if the price is good, why not get another 8 gb :D. SSD's have been getting cheaper and i grabbed myself a cheap 120GB kingston hyperX 3K totally recommend it!
I thought DDR4 was supposed to be becoming the big thing as well relatively soon.
Its nice to know that prices are dropping.
Even though the prices are low as it is, "every dollar counts."
Just another few extra bucks you can throw into something more important
They will go down in price now, but future wise when ddr3 phases out and ddr4 comes in the prices will higher. You gotta buy it at the right time aha.
I have four 4GB sticks in my main box as it is and don't really need need any more memory - the machine is very responsive despite my unfortunate habit of having 200+ (at the moment 226) tabs open in FF Nightly. But if I could get good prices on 8GB sticks, I might allow myself to be tempted to go to a 4 x 8GB configuration....
Oh my bad, i read an article that said it was mandatory, i reviewed the article it says its practice mandatory for anyone who is trying to use Aperture or final cut in any sort of significant way. I personally have little to no experience with the two programs. Though thinking about it now it doesn't make sense that the entire mac user base would be forced to upgrade to the new operating system.
No matter how much they fall .. I won't really go beyond 8GB.. their benefit in gaming is not that noticeable, atleast in today's games
RAM Buying time !
How do you figure that Windows 8 is an upgrade? Sure, MS Marketing says it is, but anyone who actually uses their computer for anything other than Web browsing and Hotmail knows better.
yeah sure looks like RAM buying time might be a good time to evaluate cpu heatsink cooler clearance issues when shopping.
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rrplay:yeah sure looks like RAM buying time might be a good time to evaluate cpu heatsink cooler clearance issues when shopping.
That's a good point. I have two large CPU air coolers here (Enermax ETS T40-VD & NZXT Havik-140) and luckily, they both allow for moving one of the fans upwards to compensate for tall memory sticks. Some air coolers don't, and you can run into problems making it all fit.
Most self contained water CPU coolers don't have this issue.
I like these lower RAM prices, but I already have 16GB in all of my PCs except for one. It has 8GB in it. I found that going from 4GB to 8GB gave me a nice boost in performance, but 8GB to 16GB didn't make for a lot more performance.
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Ah, realneil, how fortunate you are in that you don't seem subject to the bad habits of some of your fellows ! Just now I have some 256 tabs open in FF Nightly on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm beginning to note a distressing degree of inertia, despite my 16GB of RAM. Either I'm going to have to reform, or I'll have to opt for a 4 x 8GB setup....
I try to keep it below 20 or 25 tabs all of the time.
Just the way I do it.
Alas, I seem to lack your self-discipline....
It's just an old habit left over from the days when it would crash the system having so many tabs open at once.
l. i am still employing a machine running ten.6 and it works fantastically and continues to be supported. it isn't till they get 3 roughly generations that they only drop support. (At that time, you are typically facing a hardware limitation quite something.)
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