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I figured with the continuing drop in prices of memory, I'd upgrade RAM but - YIKES! - the cost of my RAM is hardly low -- about $100 to $120 on eBay for:

8GB (2x 4GB) PC2-6400 DDR2-800MHz SODIMM Laptop Memory non-ECC RAM 200pin

At the same time, **16GB** of DDR3 RAM is going for $70 these days at Fry's (and probably cheaper online).

Is there something about DDR2 RAM which makes it that much more expensive? Maybe it's "old fashioned" compared to DDR3? Just curious as to why the differential....

BG
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Hey BlueGrits,,,

Read at the below link, it explains it pretty well, and why the cost differential...

TK...


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400801,00.asp
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Thank you....I didn't realize I already had a relic of a laptop *sigh*

I'm generally happy with my Sony Vaio VGN-FW550F, but was hoping to score a cheap RAM upgrade due to price drops. It's all of 17" (and weighs it), so it's a chore to lug around on the rare occurrence when I have to tote it somewhere.

Thanks!
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Yes,,, BlueGrits,,,

That's the way it goes!!!

You have to remember Moore's Law:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

every 18 Months, things Change,,,, LOL...

TK...
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I can sympathize 100%. I just picked up used MacBook Pro that uses a very similar module (PC2-5300), and I want to upgrade the RAM. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find 4GB modules for much less than $90.
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