Why does RDRAM cost so much anyways?

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Was shopping around for some more ram lately. I know RDRAM costs more than the others. I feel like I've been screwd over by Dell, haha. Anways, why does it cost more?
 
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It was a technology that was developed by Intel to speed up the memory buss. Was originally a 600, 700, or 800 speed. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it, other manufacturers were developing DDR and that is the format that was ultimately followed. There were limited amounts made so the price never dropped the way ddr did. Law of supply and demand.
 

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I kinda thought it had something to do with it's minimul amounts used. So I guess everybody that bought computers during that certain time frame with rdram is screwed. Oh well.
 
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also rdram had to be run in pairs or least have a dummy chip to make it thk it had 2 were you can run 1 ddr or more but to get dual channel need more then one.
 
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