Welcome memory mavens and DRAM detectives to another installment of our biweekly memory price guide, in which we rev up the price search engines to bring you up-to-date buying info for a wide variety of desktop PC DDR2 and DDR3. Look for savings on your favorite module kits below, and see page 3 for details on how we find these prices.
Here, we are concentrating on DDR2-800 and DDR2-1066 modules. We currently track a variety of matched-pair DDR2 kits, including 2x1GB, 2x2GB and 2x4GB configurations. As a rule of thumb, we seek out performance/gaming modules with low CAS latencies and try to let the chart represent a range of manufacturers, product lines and vendors.
We saw almost as many prices move upward as down in the dual-channel DDR2 chart this time around. Thankfully, though, the biggest of the increases was only $5, while the biggest decrease was a $24 drop in the tracked price of the Crucial Ballistix DDR2-1066 2x2GB kit.