When your RAM gets old, stops responding properly or you just anyhow wish to change the RAM of your system, then at that point of time, the first thing that you must know is that exactly what RAM do you have in your computer’s motherboard.
In this article- how to check RAM type in Windows 7 & 10, we are going to provide you some simple and easy-to-follow steps that would help you in easily figuring out your RAM.
But before that let’s understand that what is RAM and what actually it does.
What is RAM and how does it work?
In this we are only sharing a superficial understanding about RAM, to check the complete information about RAM, you can check our article- “what is RAM”.
RAM is the shorter abbreviation for “Random Access Memory”, it basically computers volatile form or short term memory.
Without RAM nothing can work properly, the programs, applications, software, games, etc require RAM even for the shortest of tasks.
RAM (Random-Access-Memory) at a basic level, functions as a short-term memory that only bears the data which is currently streaming on the computer system, and it represents itself as a temporary data bank that can be used to access the data in a quick manner.
You can practically take the example that, the more programs you are running in your system the more it will require RAM and in order to get the best performance and usability it is always suggested to have ample Capacity of RAM with equal or compatible Frequency.
Many programs and operations that you perform while working on your computer, such as playing games, opening Google tabs, and rendering edited videos, are all handled by memory. RAM only applies to the smallest data bits, not these. HDD or SSD for processing large amounts of data
Now coming back to our topic.
How to check RAM type in Windows 10 or 7?
We are happy to announce that many variants of Windows 7 & 10 have multiple inbuilt elements for the purpose of checking the RAM specifications. Among these tools, not only is it more convenient and easier to use CMD (command line), but you can also check other specifications such as CMD makers and RAM serial numbers. however, we have provided the complete procedure to figure out RAM for Windows 7 &10, in this article.
How to check RAM type in Windows 10 & 7 using search Bar?
For Windows 7,
Step 1: Click on the start button and type RAM in the search box.
Step 2: Select the appearing option of “show how much RAM is on this computer”
Step 3: A separate dialog box with show up, open it and you can easily check your computer’s details and other information including RAM details.
For Windows 10,
Step 1: Click on the search box and type “RAM”
Step 2: Click on the “View RAM info” option.
All the RAM related detail will appear to you in the bottom left corner of the screen
How to check RAM type in Windows 7 & 10 through the command prompt window?
Step 1: Press the Windows key along with the R key (Windows key + R) in order to open the Run window and type “cmd” in it to open the Command prompt window.
Step 2: Or else, Open the command prompt window by searching it in the search box.
Step 3: directly type “wmic memorychip get capacity” and click enter, in order to receive the RAM capacity in the Command prompt section.
This will show up the size or capacity of your RAM that is available in the system at the point of search.
In order to check or explore the actual working speed or frequency of your memory (RAM) along with the type of memory, then follow the below-given steps:
Step 1: Open the command prompt window by following the previously given steps.
Step 2: type “wmic memorychip get speed, memorytype” in the command prompt dialog window and press enter.
The details related to memory type and actual RAM frequency will appear on your screen.
How to check RAM type through my computer?
Step 1: Click on the Start icon.
Step 2: Make a Right-click upon the computer menu to select the properties button.
RAM details will directly appear on your computer screen through the properties panel.
How to check RAM type from the Control panel of the computer?
Step 1: Click on the start button.
Step 2: Select the control panel option.
Step 3: Select the “view by” option and opt for large icons
After going down you would see a system icon made with a computer on it, click on it and it will open a new page with RAM size in it.
Checking RAM type by speed (frequency) rating?
This method is taken underuse in order to check the RAM type of the device by marking present on the RAM. This task is technically demanding because this Task is quite fragile. To do this, you would require to open the case of your computer and take out the RAM through the motherboard.
- PC-1600 to PC-3200 – DDR
- PC2-3200 to PC2-8500 – DDR2
- PC3-6400 to PC3-17000 – DDR3
Check these markings on the RAM which are actually the frequencies at which RAM runs and by checking this you would get an exact idea of which RAM is compatible with which frequency.
Checking RAM type in Windows 10 & 7 through program.
This is the easiest process and in this, you don’t even have to open the lid of the system or become a separate technician. CPU-Z is a tool that can tell the type of RAM on each Windows PC. This is a very simple software tool, easy to install. The CPU-Z installation takes less than seconds to show up, and then quickly collects data from your computer system.
For this, you would need to install this program/software called CPU-Z and run it in your system to get all the essential details about your system including the type of RAM your system consists of.
The above-given procedures and steps are applicable for both, Windows 7, as well as Windows 10, and these steps can be followed if you also wonder about, how to check the type of RAM in Windows 7 & 10