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PNY - Anarchy 16GB (2PK x 8GB) 2.4 GHz DDR4 DIMM Desktop Memory Kit - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great RAM which can be found much cheaper in store

    Posted
    Danny

    I ran this RAM at 2133 MHz because at the time I had a 6th gen Intel processor. I really did not have any issues with the product except for the fact that on several non Z series mobos (MSI, Gygabyte) it would only run in single channel mode and unfortunately did not have a Intel XMP profile (really not a big deal if you research stable OC voltages and don't get hung up on stuff you don't need). But none the less I was able to play any game I wanted with ease. 16 GB at 2133 really is more than most people need and chances are if you are just beginning to build your own PC this will be an extremely good upgrade. It runs very fast, stable and most of all cool. I am posting some pics below and this setup has never ran past 28 degrees even when I have increased voltages. A good tip for any new builder is to just spend the extra cash on a Z series mobo so you can really play with and learn what your RAM and CPU can do. PNY has also honored their lifetime warranty for me with two other products with little hassle so I can't complain. Do some digging around and you will find this is a great $90-110 upgrade. PNY is great via email but not so much by phone btw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed

    Posted
    Kaizus
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    To preface this review, I am completely new to the whole "upgrading PC" community. I purchased a gaming PC last year and was noticing some...issues. It was recommended I upgraded my RAM (I previously had 8 GB, so this was doubling its power), which I reluctantly did. I was hesitant spending so much on these since I didn't even know if they would fully work since my PC's other specs weren't listed as the "approved" info on the back. My more-literate friend advised that was fine, so my anxiety was more just my own issue. When I got them home, they were SUPER easy to install and I was terrified I was going to snap them in half because I had to push them pretty hard. Pros: - Does exactly what it needs to - I like the color (even though I don't see them, I know it's there) - Easy to install Cons: - Relatively expensive (if you're new to these types of things like me) My only regret is NOT doing this earlier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Picture on the site is incorrect, actually Blue

    Posted
    TechHead
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    Picked up this set of DDR4 memory for my latest Skylake build and saw that Best Buy (of all places) had the cheapest DDR4-2400 16GB kit. The pictures show a set of Red Sticks with a super ugly "V" shaped heatsink. The actual sticks have a much more subdued heatsink with blue accent (I've uploaded a picture). They run great, mobo recognizes them as DDR4-2400 instantly. Don't bother wasting your money on anything faster if you're just gaming; difference between DDR4-3200 and 2400 is 3% AT MOST.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I would never buy this again

    Posted
    OpsDoc1
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    I purchased this RAM to add to my new Dell computer. The packaging is very misleading, saying that it is 2400 MHz compatible with both 2100 and 2400 DDR4 (my Dell runs at 2400). Installed the new RAM and the computer became unstable very quickly. Was with tech support for a day+, checked everything, reinstalled the operating system, everything... Nearly reboxed the computer when I decided to pull the RAM to see what speed it was actually running at. Dell ran at 2400. Pulled it and installed this in the same slots, it ran at 2100. Once I pulled this and reinstalled the OEM, never had another problem (including after purchasing additional Dell RAM).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance

    Posted
    Camhock
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    I was recently upgrading my gaming PC to a AMd Ryzen 5 and new motherboard and failed to remember to also acquire new RAM for the motherboard (I was going from DDR4 to DDR5) so was putting everything back together and realized my mistake. Hopped on Bestbuy.com and found these in stock and bought online to pick up in store. I’m normally a Corsair only guy when it comes to RAM and bought these because I was in a pinch but they have performed remarkably well. The fact that they are 8gb means I can eventually expand to 32gb of RAM if I want to run a server off my desktop, which is cool. Overall great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst price and Ram in the market

    Posted
    Canaaan
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    I would not recommend this because the price and it is only 2400mhz. I only bought this because the package is very misleading and so was the staff. I have owned these sticks for more than a year and it really has bottle necked my pc. DO NOT BUY this because you can get corsair vengeance rgb pro 8x2 3200mhz for the same price. I look forward to buying a new set of sticks and burning these sticks instead of selling them to someone else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not the fastest DDR4 but works great

    Posted
    CaptainHero
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    When my wife received her Intel i7 6600k processor she was eager to have her new gaming PC built. We were lacking only one component- RAM. This PNY Anarchy PC4-19200 16GB kit (2x 8GB) was the best option for us that was stocked by our local Best Buy. With the RAM in hand we were able to complete the build and she has been happily gaming ever since with no complaints about the RAM. It performs great and was cmopetitively priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rebellious name indicates it's RAM tough!

    Posted
    lwcashn
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    Great RAM. not sure why the price in relation to other ddr4 8gb 2400 is higher. outer case of sticks is the only thing I see that is different from other sticks. Maybe that is't labeled "Anarchy" is corp. justification for it...Ultimately, like most hardware, it serves it's function in the system. It does feel good in the hand though and looks really tough! I like blue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's RAM. It does the job you expect, and quickly.

    Posted
    DFR1988
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    Not really much to say here. It's DDR4 RAM so it's super fast and what you'll need in the most current builds. Just as an FYI to anyone shopping who isn't aware - DDR4 RAM and DDR3 RAM are not compatible in each other's slots. Be sure you know what you're getting, otherwise you'll end up with a useless (for you) part that you will need to return for something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for What You Are Getting

    Posted
    RAMreview
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    My son needed some extra RAM for the computer he was building, we looked all over for RAM and everything was $150-$200 price range. We saw this at our local Best Buy and couldn't believe the low price. My son read reviews online and people were generally happy with the performance, so we bought it. So far so good, works great and he can play all his video games with no problems

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Seemed to work but really didn't

    Posted
    Airheart
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    Installed in a new Dell XPS tower. Memory speed showed 2133hz when all installed memory was 2400hz and all DDR4 memory. Computer would show proper memory amount but would freeze all the time (take this memory out and it wouldn't freeze). Memory Test showed errors. Replaced with Consair brand - no issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price, limited features

    Posted
    Aztechnology
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    Replaced some RAM that was causing failed boot ups. Works flawlessly and my machine has been brought back to life. Only downside is there are no XMP profiles for easy overclocks and the timings are somewhat loose. But for most users they will never care nor notice. Would recommend as a cheap RAM option which can be grabbed locally.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big performance bump for my PC

    Posted
    Bugbasher
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    My desktop pc was starting to bog down when I'd have multiple programs running and try to manipulate large spreadsheets. Add a macro and things would stop functioning or become very sluggish. I added the DDR4 memory and haven't had an issue since. Minus 1 star because they are a bit wide and a little tight when installing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the ASUS I7 I got at Best Buy

    Posted
    OldFart
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    Bought the Asus M32 Series PC at Best Buy, 3 months later the ram fried somehow, So went back to Best Buy and bought these ram chips, brought them home installed them and PC fired right back up again. Didn't want to bother with warranty and 12Gigs of ram, when I could just put 16Gigs in and be done with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slow, no XMP, no sleep mode

    Posted
    Casually
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    I’ll be replacing my ram soon as these sticks seem to have stopped my computer from being able to enter sleep mode. Generally speaking, I haven’t had a great experience with this PNY ram and am switching to the Corsair LPX sticks. I certainly hope they work better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    2133mhz

    Posted
    RangerUtah
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    This memory only ran at 2133mhz if you can find some it will run between 2133 to 2400. But no faster. For you info Fast as ram can go is just about 2400mhz. NO matter what the package says. Search on youtube for something like how fast is computer memory really. Dont pay for 4000mhz BS RAM. no such thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the RAM that just doesn't quit.

    Posted
    Judicator4765
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    The anarchy 8 gb two piece is Amazing, if you feel that you may not have enough RAM, for Around $85 (depending on sale price) you can buy more than you could reasonable need. after having upgraded almost every aspect of my computer, one of the biggest overall speed boosts was this very over the top RAM stick combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    too much of a good thing?

    Posted
    BMac
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    I already had 2 sticks of RAM 8GB each (16GB total)... this additional 16 GB has made some improvement but definitely overkill. too much of a good thing for now... at least my computer is that much more futureproof. if you have room, add the RAM. add a little more snap to you computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One ram stick didn't work out of the packet

    Posted
    Nikboy
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    Have a rayzen 5, msi b350m bazooka motherboard and a rx580 4g video card. Did not boot up when installed. Remove one stick and it worked,switch and did not work. And the ram wasn't compatible with the motherboard/ CPU, crash randomly. I would not recommend for this specific set up

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Anarchy 8GB Memory Kit

    Posted
    MrLars
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    My son was rebuilding a desktop and needed some new hardware. www.BestBuy.com had an excellent memory kit on hand for hassle free shopping. Simple safe packaging, easy to instill and no snags. All worked out like a Swizz watch and all is great. Thank you for having a good product!

    I would recommend this to a friend