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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Accomplished what I needed it to.

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    Huskerguy
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    I was using a speech recognition program on my laptop for work and the original laptop had only 2 GB of RAM out of the box. I constantly had crashes and freezes with the program, which had a recommended minimum RAM requirement of 4 GB of RAM. I added a PNY 4GB SDRAM card (for a total of 6 GB of RAM) and have not had any trouble with it since. The whole laptop is running as fast as ever, even with heavy use and a nearly full hard drive. Definitely better than spending the money on a new laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    worked as expected

    Posted
    puredcp
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    We bought these to try out on our laptop to increase the RAM from 4 GB total to 8GB. They did not work on our laptop only because our machine is not working properly and we thought this was a fix. It was nothing to do with the operation of the product, so this worked great when we installed it and made our computer faster. But do to our computer motherboard issue, we couldn't fully test out the functionality of the product. I would definitely buy these for our next computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple fast installation, easy upgrade

    Posted
    TurboKid
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    Picked it up at the store and had it installed in no time flat. I am sure I could of shopped around more to locate a better price, but with the 5 bucks off and a reward certificate, why sweat the minor differential in price. The value is still there when compared to the factory alternative of paying 200 bucks for the same upgrade by the OEM. it was simple and easy upgrade to double the RAM within the laptop in under 5 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Memory Module if used on the right computer!

    Posted
    Catwoman
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    I came to Best Buy to get some extra memory for my daughters computer. The gentleman that assisted me looked at the computers I had brought with me, and then looked up what type of memory would be compatible for both computers. I bought one for each computer only to find out later after taking the computer apart, that the memory he suggested was the right one WAS NOT THE RIGHT ONE! I will be bring this back for the correct one this Friday Feb. 21st for the right ones!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    BJWIllinois
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    Bought this to upgrade the memory on my secretary's all-in-one. The clerk at the store was helpful in selecting the right memory card for my computer. If you watch a video on you tube or look up instructions on your manufacturer's website, it is easy to upgrade. The most difficult part is figuring out how to take the back cover off the computer. If I can do it in 10-15 minutes, anyone can. Cheap way to get your computer to work much faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    single 8gb did not work but 2 4gb did

    Posted
    pressit
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    Wanted to upgrade my HP laptop from 4gb to 8gb. I went to Best Buy and they were out of 4gb chips so I talked to the sales guy and he said 1 8gb chip would work. I removed my 2- 2gb chips from my laptop and installed the 8gb but would not boot up. Had a message about memory problem (forgot what it was). So I returned the 8gb and went to another Best Buy and bought 2- 4gb chips. Installed it, no problem runs great. Don't know if the 8gb chip was bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed, and no shipping charges

    Posted
    Wander91
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    I wanted to max out the RAM on my Dell Ultrabook. After checking prices at online sites I checked Best Buy's website to see what they had. Lo and behold, I found these PNY sodimms, and they were the same price as anywhere else. The ability to check stock at the local stores is invaluable. A quick trip and I was in business. I bought two of them so the RAM speeds would match. So far they work well, I've had no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not work correctly in Apple computers.

    Posted
    chad0302
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    Asked for assistance from best buy computer for guy...he indicated that this memory would work in a Mac....and he had himself used it in his Mac with no issues. Installed. Could only upgrade one memory card...the Mac would not recognize both. Even with using one, I continued to get reboots and system crashed. I then bought memory specially designed for Apple...from a website and now have no problems. Disappointed that the best buy guy would mislead a customer for a sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Price Higher Than Others and Description Confusion

    Posted
    KnightTechDev
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    The main issues are this memory modules price and the product description. This is 2019, both Samsung and Kingston sell modules like this for $21.82 to $28.86, with a higher premium price being only $36, and this is only 4GB of RAM. And the product is advertised as being 1.6GHz and yet it states it operates at 1300 MHz.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work, many errors found using memtest86

    Posted
    Hiptoss

    Installed this memory in my HP Elitebook laptop and immediately started having BSOD almost every time I used my laptop. Basically made my laptop completely unstable until I removed the memory at which point the Blue Screens went away. Took out all memory out of my laptop and ran memtest86 on the single PNY memory module and sure enough it found 65000+ errors. Won't buy PNY memory again, will stick with everyone's advice and go with Crucial.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Chips

    Posted
    Djfrankc
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    Was very disappointed that I purchased these. I put them into my iMac and then the trouble started. The chips not only caused my computer to crash. I had to take it to the Apple store for a fresh install because it damaged the existing install. Top it all off had to spend almost 4 hours in the Apple store trying to save family pictures. I went to return the chips but the packaging was discarded and I was not able too. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality RAM at value price

    Posted
    Athurman
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    The PNY Optima Memory Module (4 GB DDR3 SDRAM) was priced right, compatible with my laptop, & functioned as expected. I installed it in the store because I didn't want to drive back if it didn't work. The store clerk rang me up, then waited patiently as I popped it in & booted it up. Worked like a charm. With PC manufacturers selling computers with inadequate RAM, it is the easiest upgrade to get your PC "up to speed".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple MacBook Pro Compatible

    Posted
    luria
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    Just purchased 2 PNY 4GB sticks for a MacBook Pro A1286. RAM wasn't compatible when the laptop was running OS X 10.3 (Panther). I upgraded to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and then downloaded 10.10 (Yosemite); the OS doesn't allow you to jump from 10.3 to 10.10 directly. Although the original ram is spec'ed at DDR3 1066 PC3-8500, the PNY 1333 PC3-10666 was compatible. The A1286 now has 8GB of RAM and is recognized by the OS. Works flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4GB ram, Double the speed, Double the Power!

    Posted
    TomerN

    unfortunately Best Buy did not price~match my purchase, on staples its 5$ less, since price matching takes so much time i decided to let it go, but its Best Buy's job to price match their competitors. Ease of installation... very easy, watch on youtube a video tutorial and you should be fine, some laptops like e-pc asus you will need to remove keyboard, but on my case, only 2 screws, and insert. bought it today, next time i will buy by the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great in my AIO desktop

    Posted
    BJCIllinois
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    I originally bought the wrong memory upgrade. The associate at the store helped me find the right one and I confirmed it with Geek Squad before I left the store. Great service and simple exchange. It was the first time I had attempted to do an upgrade on an all-in-one desktop, but it was very easy. 10 minutes and done. (although I did view some YouTube videos beforehand so I had an idea what I was doing).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate- reliable.

    Posted
    Liamlance
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    So what is there to say? Once you get past all the specifics of the ram that is acceptable for installing as an upgrade for your particular computer the rest is simple. Straightforward installation process. As far as reliability I've had no problems or memoir faults with this chip- and doubt I will. All dam has become very stable and reliable and usually outlives the motherboard of most laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not all DDR3 work even if it fits the slot.

    Posted
    WMBB
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    The issue is that even if you go to the web site and buy exactly the size that fits your laptop it still may not work. I got the MHz to match correctly, but this time it was an issue that not all of these DDR3 cards are compatible with the lower voltage laptops. There is no warning on the box to tell you that. The web sites I checked never mentioned voltage as an issue for compatibility.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected - for value

    Posted
    Dale
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    It's memory, so there's not a lot to say other than that it works as expected. I installed it in my mid-2009 MacBook Pro and it's been working fine for the whole month. In fact, going from 4GB to 8GB RAM gave my computer a new lease on life; it was like getting a new computer! Since there are so many different makes and models of computers this can be used in you'll be on your own for finding installation instructions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly in both my macs

    Posted
    jagr200
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    Bought this ram for my Late 2009 MacBook Pro. Installed it and it works flawlessly. I had 4gb ram and the 8gb was a large step. Boot times went from 40 seconds to 17. VERY fast for everything I have installed. This also works flawlessly in my brand new MacMini i5 that came with 4gb ram. Super easy install and a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 4GB Laptop Upgrade

    Posted
    Nakano
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    My daughter has a HP laptop and it came with 4GB of Ram. I purchased this additional 4GB of Ram to bring her to 8GB. What a difference in speed and responsiveness. As always I shopped around before buying, and settled on Best Buy for a couple reasons. 1) Price and convenience, if I needed to return it. 2) I trust Best Buy to stand behind their sales. They have always been very easy to work with.

    I would recommend this to a friend