How to Check RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11/10?

If you have a laptop or desktop computer running Windows 11, understanding the specifications for system memory or RAM (Random Access Memory) can help troubleshoot support issues or confirm changes after adjusting settings on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

If your device needs an upgrade, understanding the details of your RAM can help you determine the brand, speed, size, and other information you may need to get, the correct modules to improve system performance. You can use Command Prompt on Windows 11 to quickly find all the information without using Task Manager or third-party tools.

For instance. You have 8 GB of 2400 MHz RAM installed on your computer and want to upgrade to 16 GB. If you buy 3200MHz RAM and install it with 2400MHz RAM, you may encounter some errors when you turn on and use your computer. That is why you should check the speed of the RAM before buying another RAM. Technically, the higher the MHz clock speed, the more data the RAM can transfer in less time. To increase performance, many gamers even choose to overclock the RAM. However, there are limitations and potential dangers in overclocking RAM.

This risewindows article will teach you three methods to check RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11/10. There are the following methods.

  1. Using Task Manager
  2. Via PowerShell
  3. Through Command Prompt

How to Check RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11/10 using Task Manager?

First, open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcut keys from the keyboard. Then, navigate to the Performance tab. After that, click on the Memory option from the left side pane. At last, on the right side of it, you can see the RAM speed and Slots used.

How to See RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11/10 through Windows PowerShell?

Step 1. First, open Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. Then, on the PowerShell prompt, copy and paste the following command and then hit Enter from the keyboard:-

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_PhysicalMemory | Format-Table Devicelocator, Manufacturer, Speed

Once you execute the above steps, you will see the RAM speed of each slot.

How to View RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11/10 using Command Prompt?

Step 1. First, open the Command Prompt.

Step 2. Then, on the Command Prompt, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

wmic MemoryChip get DeviceLocator, Manufacturer, Speed

After executing the above steps, you should see the RAM speed of the available slot.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this article will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep growing, guys.

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