2 GB PC6400 / DDR2 800 200 Pin SODIMM Laptop Memory (Used, £20 Del) @ CeX
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2 GB PC6400 / DDR2 800 200 Pin SODIMM Laptop Memory (Used, £20 Del) @ CeX

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Found 3rd Dec 2009
At CeX: just spotted Laptop memory modules. I've looked for ages for SODIMMs for my new Acer Aspire Revo 3600.

Realised that I could have used these: they will probably be unbranded and unmatched, but they *are* £20 delivered.

Some stores have stock, otherwise 20 left online.

I understand that this isn't really a "hot" deal, but more an FYI that may help some people on here as they look to upgrade their new laptops etc before Christmas.

There are also other types of memory there at reasonable prices, especially when you take into account the recent price rises in the cost of DDR2 RAM!

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I used these in my Revo 3610 - novatech.co.uk/nov…tml
I know they are a bit more £53.11 for 2x + delivery but they are branded Crucial..
In case someone wanted brand new ones they are worth a look

Nice deal

I still don't understand why prices have gone up though, there was a time £11.99 was enough for 2GB of laptop or PC DDR2 from play.com

J400uk;7100761

I still don't understand why prices have gone up though, there was a time … I still don't understand why prices have gone up though, there was a time £11.99 was enough for 2GB of laptop or PC DDR2 from play.com


RAM is a traded commodity like oil, copper, pork bellies etc so pricing is at the mercy of global influences. So when RAM hits unusually low prices as it did recently it’s not safe to assume that it will stay that low. In fact it’s almost inevitable that prices will climb as there was a massive over supply in the market and manufacturer’s eventually will respond by reducing production. The basic laws of supply and demand are at play here.
The reason for the glut is that manufacturers have to estimate how much they think demand will grow in the future and then increase their manufacturing facilities appropriately. If their predictions are wildly off it leads to either oversupply or undersupply which has a knock on affect on RAM prices.

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nerner;7095737

I used these in my Revo 3610 - … I used these in my Revo 3610 - http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/MemoryRAM/NotebookMemory/NBM-802G.htmlI know they are a bit more £53.11 for 2x + delivery but they are branded Crucial.. In case someone wanted brand new ones they are worth a look



Ironically, this is what I did too! Branded Crucial too. Spot-on. However, my Win7 upgraded R3610 w/ 4GB matched RAM only shows 3 as usable. I've decided to do the best thing and...ignore it. I sleep better as a result.

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Agharta;7105684

RAM is a traded commodity like oil, copper, pork bellies etc so pricing … RAM is a traded commodity like oil, copper, pork bellies etc so pricing is at the mercy of global influences. So when RAM hits unusually low prices as it did recently it’s not safe to assume that it will stay that low. In fact it’s almost inevitable that prices will climb as there was a massive over supply in the market and manufacturer’s eventually will respond by reducing production. The basic laws of supply and demand are at play here.The reason for the glut is that manufacturers have to estimate how much they think demand will grow in the future and then increase their manufacturing facilities appropriately. If their predictions are wildly off it leads to either oversupply or undersupply which has a knock on affect on RAM prices.



Too true.

And here ends the Economics AS-level lesson lol!

Agharta;7105684

RAM is a traded commodity like oil, copper, pork bellies etc so pricing … RAM is a traded commodity like oil, copper, pork bellies etc so pricing is at the mercy of global influences.


Exactly, and that is the reason I have 8 GB now: I bought at the right time. At current prices it would not be worth it. Then again DDR3 has really come down in price, so maybe the next PC will have that.

Spot market prices are really just about supply and demand. There is no "intrinsic" value.

LuckyDavid;7188405

Ironically, this is what I did too! Branded Crucial too. Spot-on. … Ironically, this is what I did too! Branded Crucial too. Spot-on. However, my Win7 upgraded R3610 w/ 4GB matched RAM only shows 3 as usable. I've decided to do the best thing and...ignore it. I sleep better as a result.



Because you have Win7 32-bit installed.
To reap the benefits of having 4GB+ of RAM, you need to use a 64-bit OS. To do this, you would have to reinstall Windows using a 64-bit installation disc. If you want more details, Google it or ask me.

I bought this, the memory I recieved was Kingston, but it didn't work just caused all the laptops I tried it on to BSOD.

I too ordered this memory and it arrived in a brown paper bag !!!! Obviously the company does'nt understand ESD . Tried it in my laptop and it performed a memory dump during boot up . Tested it in 3 other laptops - all the same . Its now on its way back for a refund . I'm gonna pay the £35 ish and get new / tested from a reliable supplier . Its the old addage - you get what you pay for

Just got my replacement memory for the fault stick, arrived in a brown paper bag, and yep it dosent work. Rather than make my PCs BSOD/ Beep, this stick was so bad the laptop actually refused to turn on full stop. What a joke! Will not use CeX for memory again, and I'm not sure I'll bother sending this stick back just for them to send me some crap that dosent work again. It seems people must sell them dodgy RAM and they don't test.

You get what you pay for its not worth buying 2nd hand RAM in my opinion. If they have ran memtest 86 on it then it might be worth it.

The amount of people selling used memory on ebay and you ask them if they have run memtest and they don't even know what it is scary..i never buy used ram

lol @ cex. reminds me of the 32gb flash drives they were selling cheap which turned out to be 2gb fakes. Cex are a no no for memory.

LuckyDavid

Ironically, this is what I did too! Branded Crucial too. Spot-on. … Ironically, this is what I did too! Branded Crucial too. Spot-on. However, my Win7 upgraded R3610 w/ 4GB matched RAM only shows 3 as usable. I've decided to do the best thing and...ignore it. I sleep better as a result.


If you have 32-bit Windows 7 (or Vista, etc), then it will only be able to use around 3GB of the RAM (the remainder of the theoretical 4GB is needed for the graphics card, etc), so the solution is to install a 64-bit OS - the RAM itself is probably fine.
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