Why Do RAM Prices CHANGE So Much?

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RAM and flash memory prices seem to go up and down a lot - but why?

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Shadow

Linus: "Shortages can and have been caused by many different things"
LTT: 'How many Chrome tabs can you open with 2TB RAM?"

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 2,295

So2 AWM

I swear this guy looks like the guy from Linus Tech Tips

1 week ago | [YT] | 264

Maverick

Because its volatile memory

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,553

DeNig Derura

I really really wanted to believe that there was a Great Pringles Incident of 1994

2 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 693

Xanthelei

"Like during the Great Pringles Incident..."

opens Google

"Which actually wasn't a real thing. There was never a Pringles Incident."

closes Google

"That I know of."

opens Google

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 72

US

> Looking at PCPP
Dad: Oh, so you’re tracking stock price trends now?
What looks good to buy kiddo?
“3200 MHz CL 16 DDR4 RGB”

2 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 277

Richard Reavis

"In case Stadia takes off. Good luck with that."
...savage...

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 94

Tsuki Umika

Came for a techquickie episode, and got a lesson is the economics of computer engineering parts..... I ain't complaining

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 226

Shrkkng55

Linus: "Shortages can and have been caused by many different things."
Things like "human malware"??

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 314

Jeff Woodward

Not going to lie I was about 2 seconds away from Googling the Pringles Incident for more info.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 249

ZaneLokher

2:14 oh my god WHAT IS THAT HAND

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 215

badri ahmed

The answer is obvious : Why the call them 'Random' access memory then ?

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 187

BenOver

4:40 I WAS ABOUT TO LOOK THAT UP AND YOU CRUSHED MY DREAMS

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 165

Hayden Simpson

1:51 YouTube compression at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 114

The Parrot

0:20 "But WHY?"
VSause music starts playing

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 60

idkwuisp 76

When you hear people buy ram 2600mhz for $80 and you just bought a ram 1500 for $50,000

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 46

Spyder Beer

He forgot to mention the Pringle uprising of 1996, man that was a epic!

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 40

1337HaxX0r

i bought my ram at the lowest price in the last 300 days. this was in december.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 47

Tim King

I remember back in the late 90s there was a earthquake somewhere in Asia that caused RAM prices to jump up where it cost over £500 for 512mb :joy:

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 47

Skyler Hanson

1:55 RIP bitrate and video quality

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 36