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How to see DDR memory type in command prompt in Windows 10

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.

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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

  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Type the following command:
    wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Speed, Tag

    The command produce the following output:ddr-memory-type-windows-10

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.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

14 thoughts on “How to see DDR memory type in command prompt in Windows 10”

  1. Mine shows as ’17’ = SDRAM speed 1866MHz ….funny, didn’t think SDRAM did a 1866mhz set, even though my mobo is a DDR3 and and task manager well, that’s different *8GB iRAM*

  2. Bit late, I know.
    I got it to work by splitting the command.
    First I typed wmic
    Then press ‘enter’
    Then type the rest of the command.

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