Summary: I normally feel more comfortable purchasing RAM from G. Skill or Kingston because I have used more of their memory in the past on other computers than Patriot. DO NOT be afraid of purchasing Patriot memory though for your system(s), because due to its reliability, it has earned my trust, and it will earn yours as well.
Pros: This memory was easy to install and has been reliable for over a year.
Summary: Have used Patriot memory in a few builds , good quality memory at a good price . Have not had a bad stick from patriot yet .
Pros: Memory was recognized immediately in my HP 8530w , Needed for running Virtual machines , encoding video , or just running 4 or so programs at once . Have yet to run out of memory . A worthwhile upgrade ,memory and an SSD can get a few years more out of the laptop .
Summary: HP Pavillion DV-7 1170us Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5800 8GB Ram NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Windows Vista Upon installation of the new ram I manualy set the min and max virtual Memory to 12288 mb as recommended. The page file is on a seperate HD with a faster RPM. If this was an XP machine even a small 2GB upgade would be a big improvement however the overall speed improvement was not as noticeable with the added 4GB as I had hoped.
Pros: Low Price Mild Improvement in Performance Mem Test 100%
Cons: Had to reseat ram a few times before it would post, it felt like trying to get a NES Cartridge to work. Lowered Windows Experience Index Score. Dropped from 4.9 to 4.8 (ram) Previously Had Samsung 2GB x 2GB installed, I'll blame windows for this one and not the ram, hehe. Sticks were labled as 8GB and then Sublabled as 4GBx4GB instead of just labled as 4GB sticks, which may lead to some confusion.