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PNY - Performance 16GB (2PK 8GB) 1.6GHz DDR3 Desktop Memory - Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 202 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    old school look - but works great

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    mkcar1
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    I have great luck using PNY memory in the past as they have never failed. I would definitely recommend. This is exactly what I needed. Due to clearance issue with my cpu cooler I couldnt use the newer (cool?) styled memory as it wouldnt fit. This did fit perfectly and was recognized up the system at reboot. Adding memory is the easiest way to upgrade your system. But before adding I would suggest you review these 3 questions when considering upgrading; 1) Make sure your motherboard supports the amount of memory you want to add and whether it uses dual channel or not. 2) If using Windows - make sure you have 64 bit system, as 32 but will only use 4GB of memory even if you have more. 3) Make sure what memory your system is using as they are not backward compatible due to the different pins. (DDR2 (old), DDR3 (not as old), DDR4 (current). I would suggest running speccy (free download) that will give you all your system info such as motherboard, hard drive (and temps), memory specifics, graphics, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didnt last

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    Gsproduct
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    I installed this memory in my desktop about 2 months after I purchased it. I didnt notice a big boost in performance as I expected. A few times after installing I had a few crashes but I thought it might be from the updated video card. After about a year i started to use the hp computer i put the ram in more and it crashed more. I checked the ram and the test kept saying it passed. Finally In may of this year someone told me that the memory test that came with the hp was no good and to use the HP diagnostic disk. Well it turned out that one of the sticks was bad. And I think it must have been bad all along. I took the stick out and the computer actually ran better. Wish I had of known when I first purchased it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work pretty well with my desktop

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    Dharmesh
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    I had desktop machine running Ubuntu on it. It was initially having only 4 GB RAM with which it was running so slow. So I plan to upgrade it to 16 GB as the two slots can support 8 GB each. So I bought a Pair of Samsung RAM through Amazon through third party vendor. But one of them didn't work. So I returned it and bought this through BestBuy. The installation was easy and without any trouble. It has been more than 3 months now and it's working as expected without any problem. The BestBuy agent help me to make sure the pair I am buying is suitable with my desktop or not. Thanks to him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent memory upgrade for existing machines

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    SkiBumMSP
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    What can I say, it is a 16 gig memory upgrade. It worked as expected in a somewhat aging HP h89-1234 that I actually bought at Best Buy several years ago. Upgraded the machine from 10 gigs to 24 gigs of memory. The memory upgrade was easy to install and the machine recognized it immediately. I probably could've found something cheaper online, but it was nice to be able to just buy it right there at the local Best Buy and install it in my machine that evening without having to hassle with online ordering and shipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do you have the need? The need for speed??

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    JDAZ
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    If you saw the intro above and answered yes, then you must get this RAM!!! What an amazing piece of hardware! This has taken my old slow PC with a quad core processor and taken it to a whole new level!! It out performs my brand new i7 with 32GB of RAM by a long shot!! How did they do it? I don't know, I'm not an engineer, but I can tell you, do not throw out your old PC. Just plug in this new RAM and enjoy the fastest computing experience you've ever had!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes an older PC perform better

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    Alben
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    I do PC upgrades/repair as a sideline business. A customer of mine had a PC that had a sufficient CPU, but was starved for memory, as the originally installed memory was only 4GB, and they needed to do some virtualization. Removing the original memory and installing this 16GB of memory was a very quick and efficient upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Upgrade

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    Jaxxon
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    Adding quality matching RAM is easily the cheapest yet most effective way to quickly add “power” to your PC. PNY is definitely quality RAM and in less than five minutes I quadrupled the amount of memory my machine was working with and it made a very noticeable difference. Thanks BestBuy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doubled My Memory the Easy Way

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    MCRON
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    This memory works like a champ! I popped out the old memory cards and inserted these to double my memory. I post-process photos in Photoshop and needed the extra memory in my Dell XPS desktop system. The whole process took about a half hour. Turned on the computer, checked the memory and BAM! - the memory was doubled!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Newbie at this

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    Disappointed
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    I thought adding these would considerably help my home PC. I have not seen any increase in speed or ability of this PC. Not sure it was a good choice or not. I wouldn't recommend it based on my knowledge of PC's, which to say "I hope you know more about them than I do".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good memory

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    Blake1119
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    Computer needed a bit more speed for when I had multiple windows open (and listening to music). Anticipated it was going to cost a bit but thought it would be worth it. Couldn't believe the price for 16GB. Geek Squad guy said it was X dollars and I thought he meant per 8 GB and it was for all 16. Great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Stable

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    JoeAngel
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    I like this memory, but it didn't play nice with the other memory that was installed. Just make sure to try and match the memory type you already have (or check compatibility) when choosing unbuffered RAM. I got it to work though and it has been very stable since installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As expected

    Posted
    pandaBOI
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    Runs pretty well, just a bit pricey for the aesthetics. Good for a minimalist PC where you don't care for the looks of the interior. DDR3 will always be a bit pricier, so this price is expected till DDR4 becomes standard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for cost

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    AnyTony
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    Great memory value for the cost. I recently needed more memory in my Mother-In-Laws computer so this fit the bill and was at my local store. It's difficult to find an 8gb stick of memory sometimes. But I got 2 of them to ma out her computer. Win10 works so much better now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for use with Desktop iMac

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    TPapple
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    I bought these after researching what expansion memory i needed for my desktop. Bought these, took them home to install only to notice they did not fit. made a return trip to buy the PNY labeled for Laptop. Although, I didn't use these , I probably still recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable product, does what it needs to do

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    jcflg8r
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    I simply wanted to increase my RAM, so I swapped out my old RAM in my desktop. I had no issue whatsoever replacing my old sticks with this new RAM. I have not had a single problem whatsoever and would highly recommend this product. Extremely easy to complete.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good memory, good value

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    BBDD
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    Good quality memory for a fair price. Installed easily, works fine, no problems. It is possible to find cheaper off-brand memory online, but this is a good price for name brand memory. It is backed by PNY and Best Buy, and was conveniently available in-store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Performed as expected...

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    darkgable183
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    I purchased this RAM along with a SSD to improve the overall performance of an underpowered Windows 10 laptop. After installing the RAM (the SSD was installed earlier) I saw a noticeable jump in the machine's responsiveness...it did everything I needed it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as advertised and was easy to install.

    Posted
    Rich
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    First time buying RAM for my desktop. Followed the directions of the Best Buy representative; most importantly to keep myself grounded during the install. Installation was simple and the product worked as advertised the first time I booted up the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just NOT what I needed, so I returned it.

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    Fandog
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    Wanted more memory for my Mac and didn't want to have to take it to the Apple store. The BestBuy rep thought this would work but it was too big. I returned it and ordered online from the manufacturer. I'm sure this would be great for the right computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DDR3 Desktop Memory

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    Porpoises
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    Memory was installed per provided instructions and my computer's performance as increase as advertised. I had no issues with installation or compatibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend