If you are planning to upgrade your memory, you might want to act sooner rather than later.
Memory maker Nanya Technology Corporation is reportedly raising DRAM contract prices a hefty whole 10% in the coming month of April. This follows on a 6%-10% price raise that came in March. Both these raises alone add to a significant price increase on memory.
As with most cases, the rising price is a matter of supply and demand. There has been less memory production, as memory stock-piles dwindle, and demand for memory is slowing waking up to levels that were seen before the Great Recession of 2009.
Memory price-watcher DRAMExchange sees the situation getting worse in the second half of the year. We can also expect DDR2 prices to steadily climb, as less and less DDR2 is made.
For comparison's sake, in Vancouver, at the popular hardware chain NCIX, cheap DDR2 will cost you about $80 for 2GB, while about $130 will get you 4GB of DDR3.