Instead of using the task manager to find your ram type, you can also do it via the command prompt. Command prompt is a text-based interface that allows users to issue commands to the system. It is often used by developers and power users to automate tasks or troubleshoot issues.
Let's see how you can find the RAM Type using the command prompt!
Find the RAM type using the Command Prompt.
Finding the RAM type using the command prompt in Windows is a relatively simple process. Follow these steps:
Type "cmd" in the search bar and click on the "Command Prompt" result that appears.
In the Command Prompt window, type:
wmic memorychip get BankLabel, DeviceLocator, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Capacity, Speed
This command will return a list of all the RAM modules installed in your computer along with their respective specs.
If you are unsure about any of the terminologies used in the above command, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
- BankLabel refers to the slots where the RAM is installed.
- DeviceLocator shows where each memory is located. ie, Bottom-Slot 1 (top), Bottom-Slot 2 (under)
- MemoryType indicates whether the RAM is DDR3 or DDR4.
- Capacity is the capacity of the RAM module measured in gigabytes (GB) but is shown in bytes format.
- Speed specifies the speed of the RAM measured in GHz.
Look for the "MemoryType" column to find the type of RAM you have. For example, "DDR3" or "DDR4".
DDR3 memories are represented by memory type 24, while DDR4 may be represented by memory type 0 (Unknown). The reason behind this is that DDR4 rams or higher will not be detected by the
wmic command. Below is a list of all the memories supported by the
Memory Types supported by the
Get Full RAM Specifications with CMD
It is also possible to get the full RAM specifications using the CMD. Use the following command:
wmic memorychip list full
C:\Users\Jeff>wmic memorychip list full
Tag=Physical Memory 0
Tag=Physical Memory 1
Armed with this information, you should now be able to easily determine what type of RAM is installed in your computer using the command prompt in Windows. If you have queries about the article or we made a mistake somewhere, let us know in the comments section.
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