What is RAM?

First of all, I want to tell you about the RAM system. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, in terms of computer technology. There’s a specific slot for the memory stick (RAM) where it’s inserted on your motherboard.

RAM is also called DIMM ( Dual Inline Memory Module). It stores data in your system memory (RAM) before it is loaded into the system, while you do some work on your computer.

RAM is comprised of memory chips that can be written or re-written by a hardware device.

How to check ram type in windows 7?

First of all, to open a Run window, press Windows key + R. Type cmd and tap enter to open the Command Prompt window.

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How to check RAM type in windows 7

How to Check RAM Size in Windows 7, 8, 10?

Type wmic memorychip get capacity to get RAM capacity in the Command Prompt window, and press Enter. The size of the RAM in your system is then shown as below (in Bytes) in the Command Prompt window.

Check RAM type in windows 10

How to Check RAM Type and Speed?

If you want to check your machine (desktop or laptop) for RAM type and speed, do the following procedure:

Type wmic memorychip get speed, memorytype into the Command Prompt window, and hit Enter. Now you would get the type of RAM and speed, as shown in the below picture.

Check RAM Type in windows 7

How to Check RAM Type by Speed Rating?

This approach is used to examine your device’s RAM type by the mark on the RAM itself. You have to be a bit of a technical person for this task since the work is very delicate.

For this purpose, you need to open your desktop tower or laptop cover and safely remove the RAM from the motherboard slot (ensure that your device is switched off and unplugged from power).

See now on RAM; there’s a printed mark on RAM, which will tell you the type of RAM. If you don’t see the RAM type written on it, check the device type RAM by speed rating defined on the RAM itself.

  • PC-1600 to PC-3200 – DDR
  • PC2-3200 to PC2-8500 – DDR2
  • PC3-6400 to PC3-17000 – DDR3

Checking RAM Type by Software Utility

It’s a very simple and easy process. You don’t even have to open the system covering or be a technical individual.

CPU-Z is a tool that allows everyone to know the type of RAM on any Windows PC. It is a very basic program and easy to install the application. Installing CPU-Z requires fewer seconds to update, and then collecting your device details quickly along with the RAM type of system.

When opened on the computer screen, all device information such as CPU, caches, information on the mainboard, memory (RAM), graphics, etc. will be displayed.

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If you search explicitly only device memory (RAM), this will show you the type of RAM, RAM size, RAM channel, NB frequency, etc. For more details, please check the image below:

Check RAM specs