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How to Determine System Memory Size, Speed, and Type in Windows 10

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Sometimes you may need or want to know how much, the speed, and what type of system memory (RAM) you have installed in your PC without having to open the case or install third party software.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to determine system memory (RAM) size (GB), speed (MHz), and type (DDR) in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Determine Memory Size and Type in Task Manager
  • Option Two: To Determine Memory Size, Speed, and Type in Command Prompt
  • Option Three: To Determine Memory Size in Settings
  • Option Four: To Determine Memory Size in Control Panel
  • Option Five: To Determine Memory Size in System Information




Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10
To Determine Memory Size and Type in Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager in More details view. (see screenshot below)

2. Click/tap on the Performance tab, and click/tap on Memory.

3. You will see the size (ex: "32.0 GB") and type (ex: "DDR3") towards the top right corner.

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Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10
To Determine Memory Size, Speed, and Type in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Enter the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter.

wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, Speed, Tag

OR

(full details)
wmic MemoryChip get /format:list

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You can use the following properties below with the command for more details.
  • BankLabel
  • Capacity
  • DataWidth
  • Description
  • DeviceLocator
  • FormFactor
  • HotSwappable
  • InstallDate
  • InterleaveDataDepth
  • InterleavePosition
  • Manufacturer
  • MemoryType
  • Model
  • Name
  • OtherIdentifyingInfo
  • PartNumber
  • PositionInRow
  • PoweredOn
  • Removable
  • Replaceable
  • SKU
  • SerialNumber
  • Speed
  • Status
  • Tag
  • TotalWidth
  • TypeDetail
  • Version



3. You will now see the details of your memory. (see screenshot and table below)

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Memory Detail Description
BankLabel Physically labeled bank where the memory is located.
Capacity Total capacity of the physical memory—in bytes. See: Byte to Gigabyte
MemoryType Type of physical memory.

0 = Unknown
1 = Other
2 = DRAM
3 = Synchronous DRAM
4 = Cache DRAM
5 = EDO
6 = EDRAM
7 = VRAM
8 = SRAM
9 = RAM
10 = ROM
11 = Flash
12 = EEPROM
13 = FEPROM
14 = EPROM
15 = CDRAM
16 = 3DRAM
17 = SDRAM
18 = SGRAM
19 = RDRAM
20 = DDR
21 = DDR2
22 = DDR2 FB=DIMM
24 = DDR3
25 = FBD2
Speed Speed of the physical memory—in MHz.
Tag Unique socket identifier for the physical memory.






Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10
To Determine Memory Size in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on About on the left side, and look to see how much (ex: "32.0 GB") Installed RAM you have on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10
To Determine Memory Size in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Look to see how much (ex: "32.0 GB") Installed memory (RAM) you have under the System section. (see screenshot below)

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Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Memory Size, Speed, and Type - Determine in Windows 10
To Determine Memory Size in System Information

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 in the search box, and click/tap on OK.

2. Click/tap on System Summary on the left side, and look to see how much (ex: "32.0 GB") Installed Physical Memory (RAM) you have on the right side.

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That's it,
Shawn