How to Check Computer Ram through Command Prompt

Your computer uses RAM to store information for running programs. If your computer is running slowly, a possible culprit is too little RAM. You can check how much RAM you have installed, as well as how much is currently being used


Press “Win-X” to bring up the Power User menu, select “Command Prompt (Admin)” and then click “Yes” to open the Command Prompt console in elevated mode.


Enter “wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, Speed” (without quotes), then press “Enter.” The Command Prompt console detects and displays the DIMM (dual in-line memory module) slot number, capacity (in bytes) and speed (in MHz) of each memory module on your computer. Alternately, type the command: systeminfo |find “Total Physical Memory” and then press “Enter” to get the combined amount of physical memory on all memory modules in megabytes.


Press “Alt-E” to exit the elevated Command Prompt console.

wmic MEMORYCHIP get BankLabel,DeviceLocator,Capacity,Tag
BankLabel Capacity DeviceLocator Tag
BANK 0 2147483648 Bottom - Slot 1 (top) Physical Memory 0
BANK 1 4294967296 Bottom - Slot 2 (under) Physical Memory 1

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