The fast-moving nature of new hardware releases means upgrading your PC or laptop is an ongoing concern. Instead of paying full price, it's a great idea to wait for Black Friday PC part deals on processors, graphics cards, storage, and RAM. All that other shiny new hardware isn't going to matter much if you're still using a single stick of slow memory, which is why we've sniffed out some of the best RAM deals ahead of Black Friday.

Best RAM Deals Available Now:

Corsair Vengeance RAM

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB | $34 off

This high-performance DDR4-3200MHz RAM comes in two 8GB modules for 16GB total memory. It has a CL16 timing for solid performance, and the black shroud does a great job of spreading heat for steady performance.

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Best RAM deals under $75

Already spent a bunch of money on a Black Friday graphics card deal? These RAM options are discounted to cost less than $65 to help your wallet heal.

Crucial Ballistix RGB Red RAM

Crucial Ballistix RGB 16GB | $17 off

This DDR4-3200MHz DIMM RAM has a striking red shroud and customizable RGB lighting along the top edge to really help your build stand out. Two 8GB sticks for a total of 16GB is currently $17 off at Amazon.

$64 at Amazon
Pny Xlr8

PNY XLR8 16GB | $11 off

If you're looking for dual 8GB modules of DDR4-2666MHz RAM, PNY's XLR8 is on sale. It has a black finish with a red accent, perfect if you're not one for too much RGB.

$64 at Best Buy

Best SODIMM RAM deals

Need to upgrade the RAM in your laptop? Check out these SODIMM deals that will fit modern notebooks.

Crucial SODIMM

Crucial 8GB DDR4 | $13 off

This SODIMM RAM from Crucial should work fine in your laptop just as long as its RAM isn't soldered. This single stick of DDR4-2666MHz RAM is reliable and on sale for a great price.

$23 at Newegg
Crucial Sodimm

Crucial 16GB DDR4 | $12.50 off

If you need a little more memory for your laptop then this 16GB also from Crucial has a nice discount right now and you'll definitely feel the benefits of having 16GB over anything less.

$48 at Amazon
Crucial Sodimm

Crucial 64GB DDR4 | $70 off

Need a ton of DDR4 RAM for your laptop? This kit has two 32GB sticks for a total of 64GB, great if you're working with intensive apps that eat memory.

$164 at Amazon

Getting the best RAM deal for you

Like most PC components, buying memory doesn't mean you should rush out and buy the cheapest stick of RAM you can find. First, determine whether you need DIMM or SODIMM RAM; the former works with desktop PCs, while the latter works with laptop PCs. Next, you want to be sure you're getting enough speed (measured in MHz) and the proper latency for your system. Our ultimate RAM buyer's guide has way more information on this topic.

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To get the best RAM deal for your specific needs, it's worth checking out something like CamelCamelCamel to see the pricing history for products at Amazon. That way, you can check if you're actually getting a good deal or if normal prices were raised just before Black Friday to get a better percentage off. RAM is already a competitive space, so don't expect huge discounts on single- or dual-module packs. Those are saved for the big bundles up to 128GB.

Be sure to check out our larger collection of the best Black Friday PC parts deals for way more savings.

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