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Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

  • DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)
  • Cas Latency 7
  • 1.5V
  • Dual Channel Kit
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  • John M.
  • 3/12/2015 6:32:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks in MacBook Pro mid 2010 15"

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: Used this to upgrade the memory of my macbook pro mid 2010 15" i7 2.66 GHz from 4 to 8GB. Worked perfectly. No issues.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Have used Mushkin brand RAM for increasing memory on several different macbook models, have yet to run into an issue.

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  • Charles E.
  • 2/26/2015 8:51:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs8gig ram

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: Easy to install like most laptop ram is. My HP touch smart tm2 recognized it easily.

Cons: They took a long time to ship it. Packaging was better than I expected. Only reason I took an egg off is because a week and a half to get here.

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  • Alexsander M.
  • 11/20/2014 9:14:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat memory

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: reliable

Cons: expensive

Other Thoughts: Installed in my wife's old Acer 5733, also got it one of the Seagate hybrid drives. Now the old i3 laptop runs like a champ.

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  • Raymond V.
  • 11/17/2014 10:20:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop RAM memory!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: The memory works great on my Lenovo W510 laptop! No issues nor problems, I maxed out on 16GB of RAM and I'm running Oracle Virtualbox VM's with no problems. The host OS is Win 7 Pro x64.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product.

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  • Michael R.
  • 11/7/2014 11:06:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work in 2008 MacBook even with MB51.007D.B03 firmware

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: There are no pros. This item did not function.

Cons: Although 2008 MacBooks with the MB51.007D.B03 firmware theoretically support 8GB of RAM, these modules do not function. One of the modules I received appears to be completely broken. The other, when installed in isolation, functions but yields errors. It seems like I probably got at least one bad stick of ram, and the problems on the other stick could either be compatibility problems with my machine, or hardware failure

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I apologize for the issue that you’re having with our 996644 - 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 SODIMM PC3-8500 7-7-7-20 Essentials. Our customer and technical support are here to assist you with troubleshooting your issue. If we cannot find a resolution, we will be more than happy to replace your module(s). Please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868. Our support hours are Monday through Friday 8am-6pm.

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Ivan D.
  • 10/31/2014 2:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLaptop memory upgrade

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: Memory is a matched pair. Brand new and was so easy to install. It brought my laptop's performance score from a 5.4 to a 6.1.
A very simple and very fruitful upgrade!
My local computer store wanted twice the $ and could not match the exact specs I wanted.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Canada Post did a very fine job to deliver this to me ASAP!

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  • Gerry O.
  • 10/2/2014 12:22:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLate 2009 Macbook

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: N/A

Cons: Did not work in a Late 2009 Macbook (2.26GHz). Chips appear to be PC3-12800 labelled as PC3-8500 which the Macbook can't handle.

One stick works fine when paired with a stock original 1GB module. Research suggests that the Macbook is able to function like this because it's automatically downclocking both modules to match the speed of the slower module.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the Mushkin memory, but what you get in the package may actually be better than what it says on the label, which unfortunately may not always be a good thing. If you have a Macbook, you'd do well to look elsewhere for a memory upgrade.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 4/15/2014 12:39:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork great, can't beat the price.

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: Instantly recognized by computer, vastly improved performance, unbeatable price

Cons: Girlfriend always wants to use the computer this memory has been installed in.

Other Thoughts: I installed these memory modules in a late-2009 21.5" iMac (iMac 10,1) with a 3.02 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The computer came with 4GB of PC3-8500 memory preinstalled (2 x 2GB), and when I bought it used a little over 6 months ago, it was completely stock and still had the original memory modules in 2 out of the 4 bays (2 were empty). This computer was pretty much top-of-the-line when the original user would have purchased it in 2009, as I believe the only option it didn't have was more memory.

After I installed these memory modules in the two empty memory bays, I had a total of 12GB PC3-8500 memory; two 4GB Mushkin modules, and two 2GB original modules. I cannot remember what brand the original modules are, but it's not Mushkin, and as such, the two pairs are not matched. That doesn't matter though, and the new memory was immediately recognized as soon as I started the computer after installation. I went into "About This Mac", and it reads "12 GB 1067 MHz DDR3"...so it's good to go.

Since today's programs, operating systems, and media demand much higher performance from hardware, the computer was a bit sluggish when I bought it, especially since I immediately upgraded to Mavericks and have used the computer solely for purposes that put a high load on its hardware: video and photo editing, managing massive libraries of media, and an absurd amount of multitasking. As far as the video/photo editing and multitasking go, the upgrade in memory has made an incredible difference. There is absolutely no lag or stuttering when applying filters and effects, processing clips, or opening, switching between, and running multiple high-load programs. I can run iTunes, Photoshop CS6, Final Cut Pro, and Firefox with multiple HD YouTube tabs, be running tasks in all of them, and still have overhead to run more software. No joke - upgrading from 4GB to 12GB of memory has been a night-and-day difference for me.

The obvious limiting factor in all of this would be the HD access speed, and to address that, I installed a solid-state hard drive about 2 weeks after installing the memory. It was great before, but now it's like a brand new computer. My iMac only supports 3Gbps SATA connections, so I took the SSD out of my relatively-new (2011) HP Envy 15, an Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD (which is a 3Gbps SSD), and installed a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro in my laptop to replace it.

If you have a computer that's starting to feel the heat of the increased demand for higher performance, then these two things are the perfect recipe to bring it back to life (assuming you have a still somewhat-decent graphics card). I think that the speed increase many people would see with 6 or more GB of RAM combined with a solid-state hard drive would surprise them - and the best part is that if you have a little technological knowledge, both the memory and SSD can be bought and installed for MUCH less than what a new computer with both 6+ GB of RAM and an SSD would cost.

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  • Gary P.
  • 3/31/2014 1:24:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: Lowest price same specs as more expensive memory

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installed in a early 2009 20" I Mac went from 1gig to 8 gig.......no problems

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  • Mark A.
  • 3/30/2014 9:39:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in ThinkPad X200s

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644

Pros: I used these DIMMs to upgrade my trusty ThinkPad X200s from 4GB to 8GB. Although the X200s supports an official maximum of 4GB, it can actually take 8GB with no problems. The machine has worked perfectly since the upgrade, and I've used it pretty heavily (on Linux), doing massive compilations, running some virtual machines (for those rare cases where I have to use WinXP), and so forth.

Cons: Shipping was tad slow. If Newegg used USPS directly instead of first going to DHL, who then hands off to USPS for the last leg, a day could probably be shaved off the shipping time. Still, it's not really a problem -- I was just being overly impatient.

Other Thoughts: Wow, these DIMMs go out of stock quickly. I was all set to buy a similar kit but it went out of stock less than a week after I put it on my wish list. Fortunately the Mushkin kit was available for about the same price.

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