How to find out RAM characteristics: capacity, type, frequency etc

There are several ways to find out the amount of RAM in your computer, as well as detailed characteristics: capacity, type of RAM, manufacturer, frequency (speed), serial number, etc. Using built-in Windows tools (Command prompt (CMD), PowerShell), without disassembling a computer or laptop.

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  1. How to find out RAM total capacity your computer
  2. How to find out RAM characteristics via CMD
  3. How to find out RAM characteristics via PowerShell

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How to find out RAM total capacity your computer

Task manager

Windows 10, 8.1.

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+ESC to invoke the Task Manager;
  2. Switch to the Performance tab.
Find out RAM total capacity type frequency via Task manager
Using the Task Manager, you can find out the total size of RAM on your computer

System window

Windows 10, 8.1

  1. Click on the Start button with the right mouse button (Windows+X);
  2. Click System.
Find out RAM total capacity via System Properties window
The System window will show the total capacity of installed memory on the device

System Properties window

Windows 10, 8.1, 7

Press Windows+Pause or:

  1. Click on the Computer (This PC) icon on the Desktop;
  2. Click Properties.
Find out RAM total capacity via System Properties window
System properties contains basic information about the characteristics of the computer, including the size of the RAM

How to find out RAM characteristics via CMD

In order to find out the full characteristics of the RAM using the command prompt (CMD), we use the Windows Management Interface (WMI).

Using WMI, you can find out detailed information about each of the RAM modules installed in the motherboard, without opening the computer or laptop case:

  • Manufacturer;
  • Serial number;
  • Capacity (memory size);
  • Memory type;
  • Channel;
  • Frequency (speed).

Start Command Prompt and run the WMI command.

Displaying all available information for each RAM module:

wmic memorychip get /format:list
How to find out RAM characteristics via CMD
Wmic memorychip command shows all available information about each memory module installed on the device

BankLabel – physically labeled bank where the memory is located;

Capacity – total capacity of the physical memory in bytes (divide the number by 1073741824 to find the capacity in gigabytes);

DeviceLocator – Label of the socket or circuit board that holds the memory;

Manufacturer – Name of the organization responsible for producing the physical element;

SerialNumber – manufacturer-allocated number to identify the physical element;

MemoryType – type of physical memory (20-DDR, 21-23 DDR2, 24-DDR3, 26-DDR4);

Speed – Speed of the physical memory (memory clock speed);

Displaying brief information about RAM:

wmic memorychip list brief

Displaying information of certain information about RAM:

wmic memorychip get BankLabel,Manufacturer,Capacity,Speed,MemoryType

You can read more about WMI parameters here.

How to find out RAM characteristics via PowerShell

Via PowerShell, you can also get detailed information about RAM modules without opening the case of a computer or laptop using WMI and CIM commands.

  • CIM – Common Information Model
  • WMI – Windows Management Interface

WMI and CIM refer to the same dataset, but CIM is preferred.

Get-CimInstance

Displaying all available information for each RAM module:

Get-CimInstance win32_physicalmemory
How to find out RAM characteristics via Power Shell Get-CimInstance
Using PowerShell and the Get-CimInstance cmdlet, you can get detailed information about each memory module installed in the PC motherboard

The information and characteristics received will be identical to the information received via CMD.

Display of memory information: manufacturer, socket number, clock frequency, memory channel, capacity, serial number.

Get-CimInstance win32_physicalmemory | Format-Table Manufacturer,Banklabel,Configuredclockspeed,Devicelocator,Capacity,Serialnumber -autosize

Get-WmiObject

Displaying all available information for each RAM module:

Get-WmiObject Win32_PhysicalMemory
Узнать характеристики ОЗУ с помощью PowerShell Get-WmiObject
Using Get-WmiObject is another way to get information about RAM: capacity, manufacturer, memory type, etc.

The information and characteristics received will be identical to the information received via CMD.

Display of memory information: manufacturer, socket number, clock frequency, memory channel, capacity, serial number.

Get-WmiObject win32_physicalmemory | Format-Table Manufacturer,Banklabel,Configuredclockspeed,Devicelocator,Capacity,Serialnumber -autosize


🟢 This article discussed how to find out the type, size, characteristics of RAM using standard Windows tools. I hope you were able to get complete information about RAM without disassembling the computer (laptop) in the chosen way. However, if you encounter any problems getting information, feel free to write in the comments. I will try to help.

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