How to check RAM speed of your Windows 10 or Windows 11

Shaant Minhas

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Your PC’s RAM is much like the active memory of your consciousness. It not only stores all the recent programs in memory for quick access but also essentially acts as a work memory by giving the apps resources to run.

So, naturally, if something goes wrong with it, it’s going to have an effect on your workflow. It, therefore, becomes necessary to check the speed of your RAM if you feel something is not right with it. Here’s how you can do that.

How to check the RAM speed of your Windows PC

There are a host of ways to go about this. In a Windows computer, you can check your RAM’s speed through Task Manager, Command Prompt, and even third-party apps. Let’s start with the Command prompt.

1. Command Prompt

Popular with GUI haters and power users alike, the Command prompt can help you do tons of cool things on your PC. To check your computer’s RAM with Command prompt, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to the Start menu search bar, type in “cmd,” and select the best match.
  2. There, in the cmd, type in the following command and hit Enter:
    wmic memorychip get speed

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The speed of your PC’s RAM will be displayed in the Command Prompt as soon as you execute this command.

2. Task Manager

Task Manager is a system monitor in Windows operating system that gives you information on the different processes and tasks running on your PC.

To get a quick overview of the performance of your PC, you can use the Task Manager. Here’s how:

  1. In the Start menu search bar, type in ‘task manager,’ and select the best match.
  2. In the Task Manager app, click on the Performance tab and then select Memory.

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You’ll see a lot of important information in the Memory there. Among that information, will be the Speed of your PC’s RAM. In our case, for example, the speed of the RAM is 800 MHz.

3. Use a third-party app

Both the methods above are enough and will give you a good enough idea of your PC’s RAM. In some rare situations, though, you might have to rely on a third-party app.

Being the biggest leader in the desktop operating system, Windows, of course, has no dearth of apps you can use to rely on. In this case, you can also use one such app to measure your PC’s RAM.

UserBenchmark is one such program that gives you the most comprehensive RAM speed test results. To get started with it, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to the official app website, then download .exe file from there.
  2. Launch the app and the scan will begin automatically.

When the scan gets completed, the results will be launched in your default browser.

userbenchmark to check RAM speed

Checkout your RAM speed in Windows

A healthy and working RAM is an integral part of Windows, without which even a cursory functioning of your computer might become difficult. The methods above are the surest way to figure out if your RAM has become troublesome.

If you’re facing problems despite a standard RAM speed, then it might be time to try some quick tricks to improve your Windows performance.

Updated: 4/29/2023