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2GB Memory Modules

Post by Buho » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:14 am

Hey. I'm in the market for single DDR2 2048MB = 2GB 240-pin memory modules. None of that 2x1024MB stuff. Newegg isn't selling this stuff yet, and I'm having difficulty finding other stores that sell them. For one thing, it's difficult to search for "2GB" while weeding out all the "2x1GB" pairs.

Even if they exist, I'm a little squeemish about dropping $500 on two of them (for 4GB) if they're not made by brands I've never heard of. I've been using Corsair for many years and am very satisfied with the stability of their memory.

I'm just throwing this out there, asking y'all to keep an eye out for 2GB modules over the next few months and post here if you see any. This should interest most of us, since we're all memory-starved for panoramas.

(Of course, I can't use all the memory on a (single) pano until Vista and Photoshop CS3 come out.)
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Post by Buho » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:16 am

Also, has anyone run across any news about memory manufacturers, like "2GB modules to hit the stores 4th quarter" or anything like that? I'm not connected into news sources like this.
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Post by 21st Hermit » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:39 am

Here you go Eric, I've found this site to be useful: DealRam.

I just bumped my laptop from 512MB to 1.5GB last night, haven't run the 1.5GB test yet, will post later. Got the 1GB SODIMM [$80] from Fry's, you might do an RSS feed, I don't know how, but Max does.

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Post by Cigar » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:53 am

I think Monarch has DDR2 in 2GB sticks, is this what you are looking for?

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Post by Buho » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:08 am

Hermit, thanks! Nice link. On that link I found a few:

Generic 2GB PC2-6400 module AA800D2N5/2G
Generic 2GB PC2-6400 module KHX6400D2K2/2G
Generic 2GB PC2-6400 module AA800D2E5/2G
Plus Cigar's find: Generic 2GB PC2-5300 module SG25672FB667/2GB
During the day I also found Aeneon 2GB DDR2-533 module AET860UD00-370A08X Never heard of Aeneon.

Kinda creepy I don't know who makes these things, nor the timings. Pricewatch.com has a category for PC2-6400 DDR2-800 2GB but everything in there is a 2x1GB pack.

It looks like I have some options after all, unless the vendors throw a curveball and ship two 1GB sticks (a suspicion of mine). If anyone finds any name brands or timings in the next few months, post em here. If I don't find anything better, I'll try my luck with the above.

Hermit, isn't the extra RAM refreshing? I've been on 2.5GB for about two years now and love it! What's "Fry's?"
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Post by 21st Hermit » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:23 pm

Buho wrote: What's "Fry's?"
Frys/Outpost is a Silicon Valley based B&M wanting to be the next Amazon. They're electronic centric offering single killer deals rather than a broad array. An example, they recently had a Core 2 Duo bundled with a MB for $200. Hard to find a C2D by itself anywhere for $200.

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Post by joeshmo » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:04 am

Fry's is known - at least at the one in Palo Alto, CA - for their good prices yet atrocious service. If you know what you want and it's computer/electronic/entertainment related you should probably go to Fry's to get it but not ask anyone for help. I once asked 4 sales associates where a certain product was located, and got 4 different answers.

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Post by JMB » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:59 am

joeshmo wrote:I once asked 4 sales associates where a certain product was located, and got 4 different answers.
Yeah, they are terrible there. And what is with the "Western" theme...?

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Post by foundation » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:38 pm

each fry's is themed worse than the previous. Actually of late, they've been remodelling and getting ride of a lot of the thematic elements and moving rows apart. Same customer service. Luckily you can always ask your fellow customers who are often very helpful or work for the industry you are buying

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Post by Buho » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:43 pm

Last week Newegg began selling 2GB memory modules. So far only one brand of 1x2GB and one brand of 2x2GB.

1x2GB=2GB
2x2GB=4GB
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Post by Buho » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:41 pm

Amazing how prices come down. I built my new rig in March 2007 -- 2x2GB G.Skill PC2 6400 DDR2 for $370 -- one of the few options available at the time. 18 months later it's now selling for $73 new. And the nice stuff (like Corsair XMS CL4) is going for $105. Lots of options now! I'm thinking of upgrading to 8GB, the max for my motherboard.

Of course, when I built my rig, my vendor shipped me Vista 32-bit and that's what I still have installed, although I've got the 64-bit DVD on the shelf. Are there 64-bit versions of PanoramaTools, AutoPano, PTOPtimizer and PTStitcher?
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