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Samsung suspends DRAM shipping to PC OEM's due to record low RAM prices

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    RAM prices are ridiculously cheap nowadays. However, OEM's get RAM even cheaper. System builders such as Dell are getting RAM for $28 USD per gigabyte. OEMs are getting RAM for such low prices because RAM demand is extremely low right now, and they are hoping to stockpile a large amount of RAM for when demand is high again. Samsung is the first RAM company to refuse to sell OEM's RAM, in protest of the outrageously low prices the OEM's are demanding. Samsung hopes this boycott will increase demand of RAM, and hence, bring prices back where they want them.

    However, this may backfire, as Hynix and Nanya are more than happy to fill in what Samsung doesn't.

    Source: Digitimes
     
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    I demand cheaper ram for all! Screw Samsung!
     
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    the actions of Samsung regarding this issue sound quite devious, maybe the European parliament should take a look and if need be fine their collective asses.
     
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    Funny how they mention Dell and the el-cheapo price they pay for ram - Cuz it's CRAP ram, LOL
     
  5. DaMulta

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    are getting RAM for $28 USD per gigabyte


    WTF@that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WTF@that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    But Dell is still charging $100 to upgrade from 1gb stock to 2gb, or $370 to 4gb.

    Thats an insane markup.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but when I read about guys with their uber overclocking ram, it is the Samsung chips that are the prize chips. Let them contine to produce and provide us with the good chips. I HOPE that this does not drive up ram prices any, but good for them to not take it in the pants by the big OEM's. :rockout:
     
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    Wow, if samsung has any impact in the market because they are not shipping ram, wouldn't prices go up?
     
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    Dell is the one to blame, their packages are getting worse that they are making 400% profit if u use aftermarket prices... 600% overhead if you are talking about the standard OEM prices.
     
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    "Any impact" huh... Samsung is the biggest chip producer out there afaik.
     
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    hynix actually make the best overclocking ram from experience....
     
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    Hell, we have to pay ~40$ here for 1gb ddr2 :D
     
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    Im pretty sure stockpiling something to make profit is illegal...
     
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    I am pretty sure that Micron D9 series is the champ of overclocking.
     
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    That's correct.
     
  16. WarEagleAU

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    yes, Micron D9 is the best. Hynix and Samsung are good as well with Samsung being recognized for their insane speeds on GPU memory.
     
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    just the same theory as playing the stockmarket aint it? you buy buy buy when the prices are low only to sell at a profit when the prices go up?
     
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    then lots of people get depressed and jump out of tall buildings :laugh:
     

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