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Prices for PC gaming RAMs are likely going to soar after Taiwan earthquakes

Last Updated on April 9, 2024
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If you’re thinking about upgrading the RAM on your gaming PC, now is the best time to do it. After the earthquakes in Taiwan, prices for PC RAM are likely to surge. This is thanks to the supply and manufacturing of DRAM chips being disrupted, which will cause the manufacturers to hike prices.

As reported by DigiTimes Asia, it’s likely that the memory modules are going to see “major increases in price”. As the DRAM fabrication plants have seen disruption thanks to the earthquakes in Taiwan, this will cause supply to change, and prices will increase. They won’t be seeing small increases either. Many memory chip vendors have suspended their Q2 2024 contract pricing, meaning these prices will likely soar.

Get your new gaming RAM now before prices surge

Another report from DigiTimes Asia cites that Micron is likely to heighten its prices for DRAM and SSD by up to 25%. While this is still in negotiation, this is a huge increase. A 25% increase is no small change. Prices for RAM have already been going up since the end of 2023, thanks to the reduced production of RAM due to waning demand. With disruptions to supply, these prices are going to surge even more.

This will make it even more difficult for gamers to get their hands on good RAM for a decent price. While an earthquake is definitely an understandable reason for a manufacturing issue, this doesn’t help anyone looking for affordable components. We’ve seen a steady increase in prices for RAM, and this will only exacerbate the problem.

While these are still just rumors at this point, we’d recommend getting new gaming RAM now. If you’re considering upgrading, it’s best to do it now while prices are still relatively stable. Luckily, prices usually go back down after a while with surges like this. However, it will likely be a few months before we see them back to normal.

Annie is a journalist focusing on the latest technology news and deals. At PC Guide, Annie covers the latest bundle deals and news from the world of tech, with a particular focus on GPU and CPU news.