Devices Find System Memory Size, Speed, and Type in Windows 11


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Sometimes you may need or want to know how much, the speed, and what type of system memory (RAM) you have installed in your PC without having to open the case or install third party software.

Windows 11 minimum system requirements for RAM (memory) is 4 GB.

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This tutorial will show you how to find the size (GB), speed (MHz), and type (DDR4) of system memory (RAM) you have on a Windows 11 PC.


Contents





Option One

Find RAM/Memory Size in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on About on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 You will now see the amount (ex: "16 GB") of Installed RAM you have on your computer under Device specifications. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Find RAM/Memory Size and Speed in Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on the Performance tab, and click/tap on Memory. (see screenshot below)

3 You will now see the Memory details on your computer.

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Option Three

Find RAM/Memory Size in System Information


1 Open System Information (msinfo32.exe).

2 In System Summary, you will see the Physical Memory size details on your computer. (see screenshot below)

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Option Four

Find RAM/Memory Size in DirectX Diagnostic Tool


1 Open DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag.exe).

The first time you use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, you might be asked whether you want to check if your drivers are digitally signed. It is recommend that you select Yes to help ensure that your drivers have been signed by a publisher that has verified their authenticity.


2 In the System tab, you will see the Memory size on your computer. (see screenshot below)

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Option Five

Find RAM/Memory Specs using WMIC Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(full details)​
wmic MemoryChip get /format:list

OR​

(specific details)​
wmic MemoryChip get Banklabel, Capacity, Configuredclockspeed, Devicelocator, FormFactor, Manufacturer, Serialnumber, Speed

You can use the following properties below with the command for specific details.

Attributes
BankLabel
Capacity
Caption
ConfiguredClockSpeed
ConfiguredVoltage
CreationClassName
DataWidth
Description
DeviceLocator
FormFactor
HotSwappable
InstallDate
InterleaveDataDepth
InterleavePosition
Manufacturer
MaxVoltage
MemoryType
MinVoltage
Model
Name
OtherIdentifyingInfo
PartNumber
PositionInRow
PoweredOn
Removable
Replaceable
SerialNumber
SKU
SMBIOSMemoryType
Speed
Status
Tag
TotalWidth
TypeDetail
Version


3 You will now see the memory details on your computer.

Memory_WMIC_command-1.png

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Memory Detail​
Description​
BankLabelPhysically labeled bank where the memory is located.
CapacityTotal capacity of the physical memory—in bytes. See: Byte to Gigabyte
ConfiguredclockspeedThe configured clock speed of the memory device, in megahertz (MHz), or 0, if the speed is unknown.
DevicelocatorLabel of the socket or circuit board that holds the memory.
ManufacturerBrand of memory.
FormFactorSize and pin configuration of memory module.

0 = Unknown
1 = Other
2 = SIP
3 = DIP
4 = ZIP
5 = SOJ
6 = Proprietary
7 = SIMM
8 = DIMM
9 = TSOP
10 = PGA
11 = RIMM
12 = SODIMM
13 = SRIMM
14 = SMD
15 = SSMP
16 = QFP
17 = TQFP
18 = SOIC
19 = LCC
20 = PLCC
21 = DDR2
22 = FPBGA
23 = LGA
SerialnumberManufacturer-allocated number to identify the physical element.
SpeedMaximum speed of physical memory—in MHz.




Option Six

Find RAM/Memory Specs using Get-WmiObject Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(full details)​
Get-WmiObject Win32_PhysicalMemory

OR​

(specific details)​
Get-WmiObject Win32_PhysicalMemory | Format-Table Capacity, Manufacturer, FormFactor, Banklabel, Configuredclockspeed, Speed, Devicelocator, Serialnumber -AutoSize

You can use the following properties below with the command for specific details.

Attributes
BankLabel
Capacity
Caption
ConfiguredClockSpeed
ConfiguredVoltage
CreationClassName
DataWidth
Description
DeviceLocator
FormFactor
HotSwappable
InstallDate
InterleaveDataDepth
InterleavePosition
Manufacturer
MaxVoltage
MemoryType
MinVoltage
Model
Name
OtherIdentifyingInfo
PartNumber
PositionInRow
PoweredOn
Removable
Replaceable
SerialNumber
SKU
SMBIOSMemoryType
Speed
Status
Tag
TotalWidth
TypeDetail
Version


3 You will now see the memory details on your computer.

Memory_Get-WmiObject_command-1.png

Memory_Get-WmiObject_command-2.png


Memory Detail​
Description​
BankLabelPhysically labeled bank where the memory is located.
CapacityTotal capacity of the physical memory—in bytes. See: Byte to Gigabyte
ConfiguredclockspeedThe configured clock speed of the memory device, in megahertz (MHz), or 0, if the speed is unknown.
DevicelocatorLabel of the socket or circuit board that holds the memory.
ManufacturerBrand of memory.
FormFactorSize and pin configuration of memory module.

0 = Unknown
1 = Other
2 = SIP
3 = DIP
4 = ZIP
5 = SOJ
6 = Proprietary
7 = SIMM
8 = DIMM
9 = TSOP
10 = PGA
11 = RIMM
12 = SODIMM
13 = SRIMM
14 = SMD
15 = SSMP
16 = QFP
17 = TQFP
18 = SOIC
19 = LCC
20 = PLCC
21 = DDR2
22 = FPBGA
23 = LGA
SerialnumberManufacturer-allocated number to identify the physical element.
SpeedMaximum speed of physical memory—in MHz.


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