If you don’t remember the speed value written on the sticker label of your RAM stick, there are various methods you can use to figure out RAM speed on Windows 10 and 11. It could be important to know the specifications of the installed RAM modules on your PC for troubleshooting issues or to figure out whether an upgrade is needed. Here are the best methods to quickly check the speed of your RAM on the latest Windows versions:
Method 1 – Use Task Manager
The simplest way to check the speed of your RAM is using the Task Manager. In Windows 10 you can right-click on the taskbar to bring out a list of options including the tool. For Windows 11 users, Task Manager is opened through the Win+X key combination. Once you’ve opened the program, just navigate to the Performance tab where you can discover a speed label for RAM.
Method 2 – Use Command Prompt
The command-line interpreter program can be useful to find out some hardware specifications such as the speed of your currently installed RAM. It should work the same for either Windows 10 or Windows 11. Open Command Prompt by typing “cmd” in the search bar. Then it’s simply a matter of extracting the necessary information using the following command: wmic memorychip get speed