RAM, one of the most important components in your PC. With all the resource intensive programs that you might be using you may feel the need to upgrade said RAM for a boost but maybe you’re not sure what type of RAM you’re equipped with. That’s fine because I’ve set out a few ways to check out your RAM Type, Speed and more in this post.
How to check how much RAM your Motherboard supports
Before anything else if you’d just like to check the Maximum Amount of RAM your motherboard supports then open up the command prompt. You could either use the search bar or use “Win+R” keys and type in cmd.
After the command prompt opens enter this:
wmic memphysical get maxcapacity
Hit enter and you should be seeing these numbers which would be in kilobytes:
And if you’re unsure of how much RAM that actually is then:
- Divide the amount by 1024 to convert it to Megabytes: 33554432KB / 1024 = 32768MB
- Then divide that by 1024 to convert it to Gigabytes: 32768MB / 1024 = 32 GB
- Or use a convert tool. (I used the convert tool from Google to convert the amount.)
How to Check your RAM Type and Speed using CMD (Command Prompt)
- Press the “Win+R” keys to open up the “run” window then type in “cmd“.
- Or open up the search bar and enter “cmd” or “command prompt“, it comes down to the same thing really. (*~*)/
- Once you’ve opened the command prompt, you’ll then need to enter this piece of code:
wmic MemoryChip get MemoryType, Name, Capacity, Configuredclockspeed, DeviceLocator, FormFactor, Manufacturer, Serialnumber, Speed
And you should see the info needed right there:
- For extra info you might want to add these:
ConfiguredVoltage, DataWidth, MaxVoltage, CreationClassName, InterleavePosition
And it should look like this even though it might confuse you a little bit.
So, my suggestion would be to use a few commands at a time so it doesn’t look all wonky as shown above.
Find Out Your RAM Specs through Windows PowerShell
- Easiest way to access Windows PowerShell would be to Right-Click the Start Menu like this:
- Or you could just type “PowerShell” in the search bar if you couldn’t access your start menu.
Once you’ve opened Windows PowerShell paste this piece of code in:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_PhysicalMemory | Format-Table Capacity, Manufacturer, MemoryType, FormFactor, Name, Configuredclockspeed, Speed, Devicelocator, Serialnumber -AutoSize
And your info should show itself like this:
If you’d like to add more properties into PowerShell then head on over to this post:
And hopefully this post has helped you to find your RAM Specs. (^*^)/
If you’d like to know more visit this post on Different RAM types and their differences.