How to Find Your RAM Speed, Type, and Size on Windows 10: A Step-by-Step Guide
Sometimes, you may want to check the technical specifications of your Windows 10 operating system like RAM type, size, and speed. You may want to know the details of your system’s RAM because you want to check whether software or an application can be installed on your system.
Additionally, if you are a professional gamer or have a gaming PC, you might want to know about your RAM details to make sure the game runs smoothly on your system. To help you with the details of your RAM, we are here with an easy guide on how to find RAM speed, type, and size on Windows 10.
What is RAM?
When you want to purchase a new PC or laptop, you need to determine how much RAM you need. You definitely do not want less than 8GB of RAM because that is low for many apps and programs. 16GB of RAM is usually sufficient unless you use a video editing program, CAD (computer-aided design), and heavy games. In this situation, you will need at least 32GB of RAM. You can also get a PC or laptop with less memory, but it lowers your device performance significantly.
Check the RAM Spaces Through Windows Settings
To find the RAM Space on your device, follow the tutorial below:
1.Open Settings through the Start menu or the Windows + I hotkey.
2.When the Settings window pops up, go to the System section.
3.Then, choose About from the left side menu. Now, you can see your RAM space on the right-hand side.
This is the easiest way to check your RAM space. Also, you can find more information about your device on this page.
Check RAM Information Through Windows Command Prompt
If you want to know the information about your device, the best method is through the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Other methods like Control Panel and System Information will only display partial details such as size, type, and both size and type.
To check your RAM information via Windows Command Prompt, follow these steps:
1.Type cmd in the Windows search box, and choose Command Prompt from the list.
2.Type this code on the Command Prompt window. wmic MemoryChip get MemoryType, Name, Capacity, Configuredclockspeed, DeviceLocator, FormFactor, Manufacturer, Serialnumber, Speed
3.If you want more information, you can add the following code as well. ConfiguredVoltage, DataWidth, MaxVoltage, CreationClassName, InterleavePosition. Note: Some of these aliases may not show any information.
4.If you want to see the information of all aliases, you can type this code. WMIC MemoryChip List /?
Now, you can find all information under the FULL section.
Check RAM Information Through Windows PowerShell
1.To open the PowerShell window, right-click on start (The window icon on the lower left corner) and choose Windows PowerShell from the menu.
2.When the PowerShell window pops up, copy and paste the code below on it. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_PhysicalMemory | Format-Table Capacity, Manufacturer, MemoryType, FormFactor, Name, Configuredclockspeed, Speed, Devicelocator, Serialnumber –AutoSize
3.For a complete list of properties such as Serial Number, Speed, FormFactor, and more, look at the picture below.
Check RAM Information Through Windows CPU-Z
To do so, follow the steps below:
1.Download the CPU-Z program.
2.Run the executable. (You will need the Classic Version option)
3.Go to the Memory tab. There, you can find the number of slots on your PC, the Ram size, and the installed memory type such as DDR, DDR2, DDR3, etc.
How to Find RAM Speed, Size, and Type in macOS?
It is easy to find information about your memory. To do so, do the following steps:
1.Click on the Apple logo and choose the About This Mac option.
2.You can find your RAM information under the Overview tab.
3.If you need more information, click on System Report. This option separates components into tabs. These tabs contain the processor, hard drive, memory, etc.
4.To find the amount of your real-time memory usage, go to Spotlight using Cmd + Space Bar. Then, type Activity Monitor. Open the related link, and go to the Memory tab.
There is also another way to find the information of real-time memory. To do so, follow these direction: Finder > Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor > Memory tab.
The Bottom Line
In this article, we suggested different methods to find your RAM information. Some are a bit unwieldy than others. Also, if you prefer a user-friendly GUI, you can try CPU-Z instead of command line tools. Have you ever tried any of the suggested methods? Which method do you prefer? Do you know any more methods to find RAM information?