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DDR cheap as conventional SDRAM

DDR cheap as conventional SDRAM

Memory module manufacturer Micron sells PC-1600 DDR memory modules through its own mail order company Crucial.com. These are sold directly to end customers at rock-bottom prices. 64 MB of the PC1600 RAM is available for a good 49 US dollars, 128 MB for a good 77 US dollars.

The price for 256 MB is just under 170 US dollars. The price range is very reminiscent of PC133 modules. With this campaign, Micron wants to compete with Rambus and its much more expensive memory by emphasizing the clear price advantage of DDR RAM. But at least the users should benefit from this action: SDRAM (168-pin) and DDR-SDRAM (184-pin) are incompatible, and corresponding boards with DDR-RAM support are currently in short supply>

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