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PNY - 8GB 1.6 GHz DDR3 SoDIMM Laptop Memory - Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 684 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I was warned!

    Posted
    Chris
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    I wanted to upgrade the 4gb ram in my HP laptop to 8gb. After researching, I decided to go straight to BestBuy for the PNY ram. Reviews were good and price was acceptable comparing to buying online. The sales person helping me actually said to me that most laptops won't accept this ram, and I could return it if I have an issue. I was hesitant but took a chance. I installed it, it seemed to work great for about 3hrs. Then my laptop went into a failure screen I have never seen before. My laptop tried for hours to "fix the problem". I gave up and re installed my old 4gb and problem solved. I really need to get a 8gb ram for my HP laptop to help me with my multitasking programs. I don't know what to do now. I gave this 2 stars because it worked for 3hrs, the salesman was honest (5 stars there) and returning it was a breeze (5 stars). Would be nice to see a comparability chart on the package so the customer doesn't have to take the 50/50 chance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok Product - worked as advertised.

    Posted
    carlh1
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    The product DOES operate as the packaging says. The installation was complicated by my home network and customer support said that I needed to open 4 different ports on my router, but they couldn't help me do it. It was a complication with my network, but I've also never had any problem installing hue lights, amazon echo, Nest smoke alarm, or my smarttings hub, why the problem with MyQ? I did finally get it to work. I admit that I confused my research as I thought this product connected with other home automation systems... but there is no official support for Apple HomeKit, no Amazon Echo support, I understand that some can get it connected to SmartHome but it will only open the garage door and not close it. There is also no IFTT support. At this point in the home automation timeline it shuld be connecting to multiple systems to broaden it's cababilites. Actually right now the only thing it does is open and close the door and let you know when it's opened or closed. No ability to schedule users for access, no ability to voice command over Echo, nothing. Like I said it worked as advertised, but the limited capabilites aren't worth it. I returned it, paid $35 more for the gogogate and will be getting IFTT connectivity, user configurations, and the ability to connect to a video camera to view the garage on the gogogate app.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good RAM,Serice Not so Much

    Posted
    Dano
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    PRODUCT REVIEW: The product works as expected. COMMENT: I gave it 4 stars only because I'm not a tech person and needed help selecting the right RAM for my laptop. It took quite some time to find someone and when I did they were from a different department. They told me to wait "here" they would get someone. after 15 minutes no one showed, so off I went to find someone else. I finally gave up, took the RAM to the Geek Squad counter where I waited another 10 min before someone had time to look at my old RAM and say "Yep that's the right one". I understand they are busy but don't leave standing there. Come back and simply say everyone is busy and check back so I know that I wasn't forgotten about. guess Best Buy isn't immune to Big Box Store Syndrome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, quick, cheap Upgrade

    Posted
    Julroberts
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    Bought this to upgrade a 3+ year old Lenovo X240 that came with only 4GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM Disk Drive. After installing the RAM, alongside a 500 GB SATA SSD the performance was boosted immensely and it became a great portable productivity device again. Nothing to envy on newer devices for the purpose this laptop serves. More RAM and a good SSD is the easiest, quickest, cheapest upgrade you can perform on any 2+ years old machine to bring it back to life. Always do a bit of research first on your Computer's specs to find out what type of RAM and Disk Drive it supports before buying/upgrading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for MacBook - details below

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    Techie1337
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    This memory works in a MacBook white chassis (mid 2010 design). While the speed had a higher rating than what was supported, when I left one of the original 2 GB sticks (operating at the correct speed) in the system, this memory clocked itself down to the correct 1066 MHz and operates very well. The memory alone in the system would not function but as long as you left one dimm in the system operating at the correct frequency, it worked great. Highly recommended for any laptop needing a boost in memory as it (combined with a new SSD drive) will take any old laptop and make it perform like a racing machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well; great price

    Posted
    moxieBK
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    I went into Best Buy to buy RAM for an older Dell laptop that I bought online. I actually went in to buy a different brand, but this one was quite a bit more affordable. Asked a salesperson there what the difference was. He looked them both over and we couldn't find any difference whatsoever. Told me if I had issues with it or if it didn't work, I could always bring it back. This was an awesome purchase. Really sped up the Dell and now works like a nearly new computer. Best part: it was in stock and could go and get it right away. I didn't have to wait for an online company to send it to me. Great product; excellent service at Ames Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FAST, good quailty, easy install!

    Posted
    DirtCheapComputers
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    These are very fast drives, even if you do not have the fastest SATA revision, you will notice substantial performance increase. This drive, despite being 'name brand' (really about the top name brand) was reduced to about the same price as PNY (my usual Best Buy purchase). Yes, if you read around the net Samsung SSD's did have a firmware issue a little more than a year ago. This is now not the case. As with traditional drives they can really use room to breath and dont like being banged around too much.....use rubberized standoff mounts and put it near a fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works with some laptops...

    Posted
    Slinky
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    Installed this memory in my buddies Dell laptop when he upgraded to windows 10. The laptop would fail to post when installed. I could not get into bios and change any settings to try and get it to work despite matching type and speed of old memory. Droped it into my personal Laptop to test. Even with mixed memory brands and cls rating my Asus laptop posted fine and no errors in memery occurred during casual use. I think this is more Dell's fault for lackluster compatibility and bios software than it is the memory's fault.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was not my fault to return the Memory ram

    Posted
    Jensen
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    I was trying to install extra ram for my new bought lap top Dell 7567, the custom advisor introduced this RAM for me, and then I paid $40 for the install fee, but the problem is the staff told me that this RAM doesn't fit my laptop, cause it is not DDR4 ram, that's why I returned, overall, the service was good, the product had no problem, just because it doesn't fit my laptop, and advisor didn't know it too. I'm sorry I returned it, but I have to..sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great in my new Asus X751LAV

    Posted
    Nate34
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    The Asus X751LAV comes with 4gb of built in ram with one dimm slot. I wanted to get it up to the 12gb max. So I went with this PNY 8gb ram. At the time Amazon had it for $35.99 so I had it price matched at the customer service desk. Came home and installed it. And it worked right away showing 12gb of Ram. This along with the SSD I bought has supercharged my laptop. From powered off it completely logs in in about 15-20 seconds. And never gets hung up no matter what I am doing. Great addition to my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like getting a new computer but less expensive!

    Posted
    Doug
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    My computer was choking on the data I was asking it to process after having been used for two years and migrating from Win 7 to 10 during that time, anyway - a tipping point was reached, a scan was taking +10H and would often crash without completing the process. MS suggested it was a RAM issue and this memory stick gave me a 200% memory increase, works well with my original 4GB stick, and has solved my issue. Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast _AND_ compatible

    Posted
    SamuraiAlba
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    I have a Samsung Chronos 7 Laptop I bought at BestBuy 3 years ago, and was told in reviews, by a Best Buy associate, and by Samsung it has a MAXIMUM of 8GB of RAM. I recently attempted to put this 8GB stick in, and now have 12 GB and couldn't be happier. Between this upgrade, and an SSD, my laptop now boots to password prompt from Windows logo appearance in about 6 seconds, and I can finally load all my applications and use them at their best efficiency. I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sister loves this

    Posted
    Kazuma
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    I didn't buy this my self but was given money to buy this for her ! yea I know certain ram have certain MGhz blah blah but hey if it works in your system and speeds it up and has no issues for a month then you are gonna be fine this product has my eye on it now since I am planning on buying another 2 or 4 of them. hey 8GB is gaming recommended so there you go just buy PNY and bam you save a lot of money on RAM or just buy 2 of them on sale and you have an Elite gaming rig

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ram Good Price

    Posted
    DBCAB
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    I was looking for Ram to upgrade my daughters Laptop a Toshiba Satelite C55-B5201, this ram is a bit hard to find and best buy had it, it works perfectly in her laptop , and with the added ram shes is able to run more drawing programs , and has more speed in general great ram good price. This laptop Only has One slot so finding one Ram stick that would max out her ram at a good price at a local store was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard to Find Component, Solid Results

    Posted
    BostonBru
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    Getting memory to upgrade laptops in really hard, this is great memory that I was able to find in store while most other retailers are out of stock (even online). The price is excellent and its made a huge difference on my 3 year old ThinkPad. The price point is actually affordable to upgrade where as many other memory sources are prices at a point where it makes sense to just get a whole new laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for more RAM

    Posted
    StephenCraig
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    This is a low voltage RAM. This is something that lots of employs at Best Buy don't know. It works only in certain laptops like my Lenovo that i purchased from here. Had to do two trips and personally select this item off the shelf due to confusion from the staff. Now on to the actual product. It is was it says. It Amps up processes with in my system just by installing. 2 of these will max out most laptop systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good memory

    Posted
    disolve
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    Just got the wrong kind needed PC4 Only complaint I have is with the service I was provided by management and how they treated me disrespectfully. The fact that CORPORATE doesn't seem to care also is disturbing as they won't address the issue after multiple attempts contacting them and complaints. They could care less about your business guys, regardless if you just spent over a $1000 in their store or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Check with your manufacturer for compatability.

    Posted
    Scott
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    I originally purchased the memory to upgrade a Lenovo laptop, but it wouldn't work with it. I did, however, use it to upgrade my girlfriend's HP Laptop with no problems. Basically, check with your computer's manufacturer to see if the memory will work with it before purchase as some companies only use certain types of memory and an extra letter in the memory's name DOES make a difference!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned for better price online

    Posted
    ramzee
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    I wanted to increase my laptop memory . Already have 4GB and 2nd slot will support 4GB. I asked for assistance. Associate suggested I buy 8GB because they did not have 4. I found 4GB on Crucial website. Price with shipping was much more reasonable than what Best Buy charged, so I returned item. Fortunately, returning the item was very easy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    50/50 Chance I'd say

    Posted
    Clay
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    The memory is fine. PNY is a brand that I've been using for years. This particular one was a REPLACEMENT for the first one that was bad. Bought at BB, installed at BB, informed that it was bad and I'd need a new one. The tech, rich or wrong, also said about 30% of the memory they get is bad. I don't know if the techs are bad or PNY went downhill.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend