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

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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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