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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 1230 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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blue screens
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Two bad sticks in a row, terrible quality

    Posted
    ThisProductSucks
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased as a birthday present, stick failed and was causing blue screens in less than a week. Got replacement from local Best Buy, stick failed on 2nd day, wouldn't even allow for memory diagnostics to run.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It is probably not this product's fault

    Posted
    DocT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I tried to upgrade my laptop's RAM from 4 to 8 MB but my computer kept giving me blue screen errors. My laptop is over 10 years old and could not handle this. The cards went in easily and also came out easily

    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

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad batch

    Posted
    industryworker

    It convinced me that the PC industry has a complete meltdown, finally, after taken over by smartphonablets. I have upgraded my numerous laptops/PCs since late 90's from 100M->192M , 250M->500M, 500M->1G , to today's 4G->8G upgraded. This is the first time I leave a product review with 1 star in my whole life. And this is also the first time I leave a review to BestBuy. The notion that a 5Gbps cell phone network is going to swipe the whole industry away is always in my mind. I use this laptop to eval a cisco's network monitoring tool that needs extra ram. I have always thought that the late 90's early 00' system bootup memory check was unnecessary because I had never experienced any memory corruption in my whole life during that period. My current laptop does not have bootup memory check. Why does the industry remove the memory checks on all computers? It got old and got cocky. The ram gave me blue screen of death when I ran the big software. I was skeptical at first until I took out the laptop's default 4G ram and attempted to boot with the PNY 4G ram. The boot would fail half of the time. I exchanged the ram at the local store. The new ram would not allow the system to boot most of the time. I returned it and bought another one that was made by Kingston from bestbuy.com . That finally worked. I will leave another 1 star feedback for the second nonfunctional ram. But I will leave a 5 star feedback for the Kinston one. I installed the ram a few times and then pull out my original ram several times and replace it with my other netbook's ram for a few days while deciding to replace it. So many installing tries is the reason I give this product the low rating for ease of installation In conclusion, PC industry is at the pivotal point to a complete change. And this situation of the defective ram shows the beginning of the end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend