How to Check RAM Detail using CMD Windows

If you want to check the detail of your RAM in Windows 10 or earlier version, then you may use these methods. Command-line is the easiest way to find the RAM detail like memory type, speed, size, frequency, etc. To find quick information about RAM, you use Task Manager as well, but that will provide limited detail.  Let’s find out how to check using a simple method!

CMD to check RAM detail in Windows

Simple way to check RAM detail using CMD on Windows

There are two ways to check the details of RAM using the Command line. Let us look at each of them:

Using Systeminfo Command

1) Press the Windows button, type command prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.

Command prompt run as administrator2)

2) In the command prompt, type below command hit Enter button

systeminfo | findstr /C:"Total Physical Memory"

3) It will take a fraction of seconds and will display the total amount of RAM available in your Windows system

Command to show total ram in Windows

Bonus Tips:

To check the available Physical memory in MB, type below command line and hit Enter:

systeminfo |find “Available Physical Memory”

CMD to show available physical memory in Windows

Check RAM Detail Using WMIC Command

1) Press the Windows logo and R keys together and type cmd and hit Enter

2) Type or copy and paste below command and hit Enter

wmic MEMORYCHIP get BankLabel, Capacity, DeviceLocator, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Speed

  • where BankLabel labels your RAM. This is in numerical form.
  • Capacity displays the memory or bytes capacity of each RAM on your system.
  • DeviceLocator displays the name of the place (a slot or channel) where the system’s RAM is installed.
  • MemoryType syntax gives information about the system’s RAM type in numerical form. To understand what value corresponds to which type of RAM, given below is the list for the same:

0 = Unknown

1 = Other

2 = DRAM

3 = Synchronous DRAM

4 = Cache DRAM

5 = EDO


7 = VRAM

8 = SRAM

9 = RAM

10 = ROM

11 = Flash



14 = EPROM

15 = CDRAM

16 = 3DRAM

17 = SDRAM

18 = SGRAM

19 = RDRAM

20 = DDR

21 = DDR2


24 = DDR3

25 = FBD2

So, if your memory type value is shown as 21, then it means that the type of your system’s RAM is DDR2.

  • Typedetail displays the type of physical memory your system has installed in it. It is also in numerical form and each value corresponds to a different type. Given below are the values and their corresponding types:

1 = Reserved

2 = Other

4 = Unknown

8 = Fast-paged

16 = Static column

32 = Pseudo-static


128 = Synchronous

256 = CMOS

512 = EDO

1024 = Window DRAM

2048 = Cache DRAM

4096 = Non-volatile

So, if the type detail value in the command prompt is shown as128, then its physical memory type is synchronous.

  • Speed shows the frequency of RAM in MegaHertz (MHz).

You can also see other details about the memory modules by typing the following command and then pressing the Enter key:

wmic memorychip list full



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