How to Check Your RAM Amount, Type, and Speed on Windows 11

RAM sticks over a Windows 11-style blue background

System memory, or RAM, is an essential part of any PC running Windows 11. Too little RAM and your PC might be sluggish, so more RAM is almost always better. Here’s how to check how much RAM you have (and what type and speed it is) in Windows 11.

How to Check RAM Amount Using Windows Settings

One way to check your RAM amount is in System Settings. First, launch Settings by pressing Windows+i on your keyboard. When Settings opens, click “System” in the sidebar, then select “About.”

On the System > About screen, expand the “Device Specifications” section at the top of the list by clicking it. Just below that, you’ll see how much RAM your PC has in the “Installed RAM” section. (“16.0 GB” in our example.)

The amount of RAM in a PC displayed under Device Specifications.

This same screen often comes in handy because it also shows what type of CPU your PC has in the “Processor” category. If you need to copy these specs to share them later, click he “Copy” button and you can paste them in a message or email as needed.

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How to Check RAM Type and Speed in Windows 11

Knowing the type and speed of the RAM in your PC is essential when upgrading your RAM. The easiest way to find out is by using Task Manager. To do so, first open Task Manager by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Task Manager” in the menu.

When Task Manager opens, click the “Performance” tab at the top, then select “Memory” in the sidebar.

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On the Memory information screen, look in the upper-right corner of the window. There, you’ll see the total RAM capacity of your PC (such as “16.0 GB,” for example).

Locate the total installed RAM in the upper-right corner of the Task Manager window.

To see the speed and type of memory you have installed, look toward the bottom center of Task Manager’s “Memory” display. There, you’ll find a short list that tells you the speed and form factor of your RAM and also how many physical RAM slots it uses.

Locate the RAM speed in the center-bottom of the Task Manager window.

When you’re done, close Task Manager. Check back any time you need to see what kind of RAM you’re running. Good luck!

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Originally posted 2022-11-13 21:26:22.

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