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.
For the most part, dual-channel DDR2 prices continued to hold steady. While four of the prices we track fell in this issue, only one fell by more than a few dollars: the Patriot Gamer DDR2-800 2x4GB kit, which fell $20 to its currently tracked price of $180.