8GB of PNY RAM - $50, Yes or no?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Link2999, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Link2999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Upgrading RAM is quite easy. I don't know about PNY branded RAM, but I have heard good things of Crucial and Kingston RAM, I myself use CnMemory RAM in my 2009 MBP.

  3. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    I don't think I've ever heard anything bad about PNY RAM, and $50 is definitely a good deal (and Newegg is the best).
  4. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Just ordered it. Hopefully it runs as well as the stock RAM.
  5. Potatochobit macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    thats a good deal
    wish I saw it earlier, just picked up some crucial 8GB from microcenter for 89$
    oh well, no biggie since I got the memory installed already and its running great
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...well, at least it finally comes with a lifetime warranty.

    I used to avoid PNY since they were usually only giving a 2 yr warranty on RAM and flash drives (and I think their flash drives are only still ~2 years).
  7. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    Just a tip. If the RAM goes bad it will likely be only one of the two sticks. The MB/MBP can run on only one stick - which is actually one way to figure out which one went bad. I know because I got some bad RAM from OWC and they had me run my MBP with one, then the other, to help troubleshoot the problem.
  8. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
  9. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Interested too!

    It looks like it's been getting a bunch of bad (1-star) reviews recently from people who tried to install it on their MBPs and got failed Apple mem tests.

    I'd like to save $20 if possible and get the PNY, otherwise my other option is to get a set from Crucial..
  10. Wattser93 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    I'm looking at some PNY RAM on newegg, $35 for 8gb.

    Has anybody had luck? The reviews on Newegg show many guys with MBPs having problems with it.
  11. kramjam macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Looks like a good deal, but passing on this one because of the bad Apple user reviews I saw :/
  12. Wattser93 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    I'm just going to spend the extra $8 and get G-Skill RAM. I've heard much better things about their RAM than I have about PNY.
  13. Kevsource macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    YES to PNY (for 2010 Mac Mini)


    I have a Mac Mini 2010 box and tried unsuccessfully to install 8GB of Patriot-brand RAM that I bought at Fry's.

    Today I exchanged the RAM for the same sticks by PNY and voila! It worked on the first try!

    AND...it was only $40 bucks (before tax)!
  14. Vikz macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2007
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    i have it in my mbp, bought it at tiger direct and it runs really fast
  15. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    I only put Crucial RAM in my macs. It is worth a few extra $$$ to be guaranteed that it will work and to have a lifetime warranty.
  16. poorracerkid macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Galvatraz, TX
    Good luck with G-Skill here. Can't say the same about PNY :rolleyes:
  17. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I would stick to major brands that have life warranties on them...

    My machines in the house have Crucial, Rendition (by Crucial), G. Skill, one machine with Patriot (win7 box) and one Mushkin as my aftermarket upgrades.

    Out of them all, I don't think I'd buy Mushkin again as I got a stick of miss labeled RAM in a "kit" purchase = it was half the size of the label and and a lower speed rating.

    Mushkin replaced it but the experience was less than outstanding and they made me pay the shipping for their mistake = I won't spend $$ on their products again!

    Be careful with PNY because they have different length warranties on different products.

    Good luck with your decision.
  18. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    All the way here, they sell to Apple. Run the tool on the site to correctly identify the modules you can use.

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