Micron has cut sales forecasts for 2019 amid declining demand for memory products. The ongoing trade problems and uncertainty in the market have caused many to reconsider expectations.

Here were are considering replacement hard disks as many are several years old. All of our machines have at least 4GB of memory installed.

We did buy 8GB memory for the Acer E700 which we are refurbishing for testing games. We purchased 4 sticks of DDR2-400 which is the best the machine can handle. Larger capacity DIMM modules may work but we wanted certainty.

We are unhappy with the issues of shortages of DDR3 and DDR4 memory which has caused us to push back buying new motherboards and processors.

Lower prices will improve demand. Unfortunately while demand is down, this is driven mostly by price. 8GB DDR4 sticks are still rather expensive.

DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM are about $75 for 16GB at present which is better than it has been over the last 18 months. We are hopeful that the price will fall to about $50 which we feel is much more affordable.

ddr3-1600 so-dimm 2x8gb