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PNY - Performance 4GB (1PK 4GB) 1.6GHz DDR3 Laptop Memory - Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1231 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for upgrade

    Posted
    PReed
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Purchased to upgrade an older 2010-2011 iMac 27" desktop computer. It's been in for maybe a half year or so and I've not had any issues with the memory modules. The iMac recognized the new memory right away and upped my RAM to 16 GB, which makes it much easier to run virtual machines with Windows. The limitation isn't the memory here, it's the old iMac, so this memory has performed well and just as expected. Just be sure and check your computer's manual or other online tool to make sure the speed and such is correct and matches the modules you have already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Memory Loss

    Posted
    2110
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My college daughter's computer went down with some functional problems. After diagnosing the problem it was determined the issue was a portion of her laptops memory went out. Being four hours away I went online and purchased the PNY - 4GB DDR3 Sdram Memory Module based off of the other reviews. I was able look at her local Best Buy store, make the purchase, and after making the purchase set it up for in store pick-up the next morning along with an external hard drive so she wouldn't lose her college work. The installation was very simple and It's been several months since being installed with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid! Bought a pair of 4GB = 8GB total = Failed.

    Posted
    Brian1964
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Using the sale price and rewards voucher to bought two single package same exact item and then installed as a pair of 4GB to equal 8GB to run in my Intel I-5 cpu HP laptop; all was well for 1 month, now one fails and I am getting a run around in attempts to return. Moved them both to an Core-2 Mac mini and also immediately failed; removed one and works, tried each one as a separate boot up and one failed. Checked the Internet and found many complaints of same RAM chip as failing too often and too soon. Avoid the headache this brand is no longer what it was it seems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lifetime Warranty = No Warranty

    Posted
    jackspcs

    Failing after a year started as blue screens and not recognized short time after. Without receipt = no warranty Got it as a gift = no warranty Oem = no warranty Purchase with gift card and misplace receipt = no warranty House burn down with all paperwork = no warranty Not good at keeping records =- no warranty I have been in contact with PNY and can you tell they have told me without the receipt they can do nothing for me? COMPLETE WAISTE of a… well the thought of a warranty anyway. and yes there support people get smart with you and quote other companies warranties and state see they do they same thing! WAY TO STAND OUT!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for late 09' MacBook Pro

    Posted
    Justpe8709
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    I bought this assuming that it would work inside of my 2009 MacBook Pro but it would not. It does show and thereby making me believe that all would be well but with in a few hours, those few hours being less than six, I kept getting a fatal error and a reboot on my computer. I pulled out these and replaced with my old ram and all was well. As for recommending I'm going to say yes but only if it's not going into a MacBook Pro. I hope you understand because there was nothing wrong with the ram it just isn't right for me and my MacBook Pro. That's why I gave it four stars and not five.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Salesman selected in error

    Posted
    JJkclee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This memory did not work for our laptop. We selected a laptop to purchase and wanted more RAM. The sales rep picked this stick off the shelf for us and said it was what we needed then rung up the sale for the laptop and memory. We installed it at home and the laptop would not recognize the RAM. We needed DDR3L for the laptop as it needed low voltage. We are now stuck with memory we cannot use thanks to a salesman who was not knowledgeable of either product. Best Buy will not allow a return on the memory card as it has been opened.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't use with HP Pavillion

    Posted
    ActorJack
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    This is as much a review of the techs as it is the chip. This was my second purchase of RAM for my HP laptop. Both of them recommended by the techs at the store. The first one wasn't even the right speed and the second one (this one) while being the right specs is known (after research) to not be compatible with HP. The techbwhen I was returning the second one is the one who initially told me that. So why was it recommended and sold to me? Don't know. But my own guy found the same size RAM that DID work and with installation was the same price as the PNY.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed up a Slow Laptop

    Posted
    GrandaddyMacado
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    The fastest way to speed up a laptop is to first clean all the unneeded files off of it. After you have done this, upgrade the memory - especially if the kids are playing games on it. Doubling the memory will aid in not only running the games faster, but also in all the things you do on a daily basis with it. You could also get a faster video card, but on a laptop these are not only more costly to replace, but very difficult. This was a great buy as they were on sale. Worked great and we are happy now with the functional response we received from the addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great memory.

    Posted
    Ortho160
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    I purchased these for my brand new MacBook Pro 2.53 and I have to say it works like magic. I did not even run the MacBook on its original 4 GB, however my boss and his boss both have the same MacBook minus the memory upgrade and I'd have to say after trying their laptops there is a really big diff. I have Mac OS X running side by side with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. No slowdowns whatsoever on both OS'es. This upgrade is worth it, and is much cheaper than Apple's upgrade, and also Best Buy sells it at a far better price than if you buy directly from the manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PNY 4 GB laptop memory improves performance

    Posted
    RobertB
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    My HP 15" AMD-A6 laptop with DVD drive came with only 4 GB of memory, and was a bit sluggish when running multiple tasks. Adding this PNY 4 GB memory to the second slot (for a total of 8 GB of memory) significantly improves the performance of the computer in all aspects. The $40 spent to upgrade the unit is well worth the price, and the PNY DDR3 soDIMM does not add any heat as installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Helped save my laptop...for now

    Posted
    Scrapbiscuit
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    I took my laptop into Best Buy because it was running sluggish. The Geek Squad guy told me that part of the problem was a memory card had gone bad. He offered to put in one from the store. I took the time to First research the cost and reliability of different brands. Ultimately I decided to go with the one that Geek Squad offered to install for me. I don't know that my computer is running any faster, or smoother, but it's still running... And without that, according to the Geek Squad guy, my laptop would have failed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Trusted the PNY brand

    Posted
    Mike
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    This RAM was put into a desktop PC. Yes, I know. It's laptop RAM. I build a mini-PC, and this IX Asus motherboard uses SO-DIMMs, which in this case is laptop memory. The RAM arrived promptly and easily slotted into the motherboard. I've been running this mini-PC for about six weeks now and have had no issue. It runs at its specified 1,600 Mhz speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised; NOT DDR3L

    Posted
    EvasiveS197
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    Used it in my older laptop and it works. Make note of if your computer is DDR3 or DDR3L. They are not cross-compatible. Newer laptops use the 3L and stand for "low voltage" as manufacturers are hoping to extend battery life. I assume if you're REPLACING DDR3 with all DDR3L, you'll be fine. But I experimented in a different laptop crossing two sticks, one 3L and one that wasn't and it simply didn't recognize non-3L. So be aware of your RAM speed and RAM type before buying!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product at a Very Fair and Reasonable Price

    Posted
    papapetie
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    The PNY 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Card is an excellent product, that is available for a very reasonable- and also fair price. The addition of 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM to my new Toshiba Satellite 15" Laptop PC's "Factory-Installed" 6 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, has helped to very noticeably increase the speed and overall performance of my Toshiba Laptop PC, which I primarily use for work. Also, my Best Buy Sales Associate was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and I would rate him a "10" on the "1 to 10" Scale. Thank You and Great Job Best Buy...!!! :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Direct Fit and Instant Performance

    Posted
    Nay294
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    With all the programs that I run on my computer I knew that the RAM that came with this computer (4 GB) would not be enough, so I figured either a 4 GB or 8 GB upgrade would be in order. I went to Best Buy, and found that they only carried this manufacturer, PNY. I looked up the reviews for this model on my Amazon app, and found them to be mixed/bad. Most of the complaints appear to be from people upgrading a different computer than the one that I was upgrading. In all, I'm glad I purchased it despite the negative/mixed reviews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade for an old laptop PC.

    Posted
    briqqqq
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was just about ready to trash my 10 year old Sony Viao because it couldn't handle multitasking with the size of the new operating systems and some programs. But, my go to repair guy suggested that I keep my diehard laptop cuz it has such a good motherboard. So I doubled the ram. It's now faster, better than my husband's 2 yr old laptop. Easy install. Plug n play. No special skills required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Caused problems with my iMac

    Posted
    LionMan
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    I purchased this to add RAM memory to my iMac (mid-2011 model). After several days, programs started crashing and eventually my Mac wouldn't boot up. After 2 trips to the Apple Store Genius Bar and 3 phone calls to Apple Care (and 3 wipe/re-installs of my OS), we finally determined that it must be the RAM. I bought a different brand of RAM, and now all is well. While this RAM *should* work in an iMac, apparently it does not, or at least the RAM I purchased from this manufacturer did not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT FIT!

    Posted
    Sheco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After researching the RAM Upgrade qualifications, I learned that 4gb's was all I could add. But, searching online for the right product at a convenient location, at the right price, Was My Problem.....Until I looked at BESTBUY! They had this product in stock, at a great price and at a nearby store. I went to the store, picked it up, and have been happy ever since! Installation was a Breeze! And boy, does it make a difference in my computer usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doubled my parent's laptop memory

    Posted
    DRpinna
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    My dad was complaining his 3-year old laptop was running slow. Was able to install the memory without problem and he noticed a performance increase on his Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I also reformatted his hard drive and re-installed OS and software which helped to get rid of some of the software bloat. Make sure you look up your specific laptop's model number and that you are ordering the correct type of RAM. You can also open the bottom panel and look at the specs on the existing RAM.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Made my 6 year old laptop feel new again

    Posted
    jaybos13
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    My wife's Macbook Pro had it's 6th birthday and she was frustrated with how slow it was being. Come to find out it was constantly using 1.99 GB of its 2 GB of RAM when it was sitting idle. So trying to do anything on it was painfully slow. We bought 2 of these 4 GB and got her up to 8 GB of RAM. It was like a new MacBook Pro! It is so speedy now it handles everything she throws at it. The install was really fast and easy, it took less than 10 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend