When you need to find out what memory type you have installed in your Windows 10 PC, you can use just the command prompt. Windows 10 comes with a special built-in console command. Let's see how it can be done.
To tell which DDR memory type you have in Windows 10, you can use the built-in Task Manager app. We covered it here: Quickly find what DDR memory type you have in Windows 10.
However, some users report that this feature doesn't work for them as expected. Task Manager shows DDR2 or "Other" instead of DDR3. If you faced this issue, here is an alternative way to see what memory type you have installed in your Windows 10 PC.
How to see memory type in command prompt in Windows 10
- Open an elevated command prompt.
- Type the following command:
wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Speed, Tag
In our case, the information we need is MemoryType. Its value has the following meaning:
0 = Unknown 1 = Other 2 = DRAM 3 = Synchronous DRAM 4 = Cache DRAM 5 = EDO 6 = EDRAM 7 = VRAM 8 = SRAM 9 = RAM 10 = ROM 11 = Flash 12 = EEPROM 13 = FEPROM 14 = EPROM 15 = CDRAM 16 = 3DRAM 17 = SDRAM 18 = SGRAM 19 = RDRAM 20 = DDR 21 = DDR2 22 = DDR2 FB-DIMM 24 = DDR3—May not be available; see note above. 25 = FBD2
So in my case, it is DDR3, which is MemoryType of value 24.
Other memory details are as follows:
- BankLabel - physically labeled bank where the memory is located.
- Capacity - total capacity of the physical memory—in bytes.
- Speed - Speed of the physical memory—in MHz.
- Tag - Unique socket identifier for the physical memory.
- TypeDetail - Type of physical memory represented. It can be as follows:
1 = Reserved 2 = Other 4 = Unknown 8 = Fast-paged 16 = Static column 32 = Pseudo-static 64 = RAMBUS 128 = Synchronous 256 = CMOS 512 = EDO 1024 = Window DRAM 2048 = Cache DRAM 4096 = Non-volatile
If Task Manager gives you wrong information or no information at all on the type of memory you have, you can query memory details using the command prompt and see what exactly Windows knows about your memory chips.