One of the main components of any Windows 10 computer is RAM ( Random Access Memory). This is basically a fast type of computer memory that is used as a temporary storage for any information that the computer will be using now or soon. The bigger the RAM the PC has then the more information it can hold which results in improved system speeds. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to check RAM in windows 10.
Get Full PC Memory Specs On Windows 10
Windows 10 has several useful tools included which allows you to gain information on what components are inside your PC. There’s a tool available that provides you with data on what RAM you are using. This is important to know as the software you are planning to install needs a minimum amount of RAM to run properly.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Determine RAM Size in Task Manager
- Right click on the Start button.
This is located on the lower left side of the screen.
- Click on Task Manager.
This will open the Task Manager window.
- Click on the Performance tab.
This is usually the second tab from the left.
- Click on Memory.
This is located on the left pane.
- You will get several information about your computer RAM here.
You will see the total amount of RAM, how much RAM is used, how much RAM is available, as well as RAM speed.
After performing the steps listed above you will be able to check RAM in Windows 10.
Determine RAM Size, Speed, and Type in Command Prompt
Another method to get detailed information on the memory of your computer is by using the command prompt.
- Type “command prompt” on the search bar.
- Click on Run as administrator under the Command prompt app.
- Type “wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, Speed, Tag” without the quotation mark in the Command Prompt window then press enter.
- The RAM information will be displayed.
What the data you get means:
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.
Determine Memory Size in Settings
If you are just interested in knowing how much RAM your computer has then you can do this from the Settings app.
- Click on Start. This is located on the lower left side of the screen.
- Click on Settings. This opens the Settings window.
- Click on System. This is found on the upper left side of the Settings window.
- Click on About. This is found at the bottom of the left pane.
- On the right pane you will see how much installed RAM your computer has.
Having Issues with your computer? Feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll try to help.