RAM is the Random Access Memory of a computer which is dedicated to the purpose of storing the data temporarily. RAM focuses on the currently working processes, and as soon as the process ends, the RAM forgets it.
Along with this, RAM can remember anything only till it gets the power supply. The moment the power goes off, all the data on RAM is swept away. This is what commonly termed as the Volatile Nature of RAM.
Everything including data, applications and programs reside in the hard drive of the computer. When a program is to be run by the CPU, it is picked up from the hard drive and loaded in the RAM. Then, this program is handed over to the CPU by RAM for processing.
Well, this is so because RAM provides much faster access to the data than that of the Hard Disk. Hence, the CPU interacts with RAM instead of dealing with the Hard disk directly.
What is meant by the Speed of RAM?
The speed at which RAM picks up data from the Hard disk and sends it to the CPU is the called the Speed of RAM. The performance of your computer is highly affected by the speed of the RAM. High RAM Speed leads to better performance which returns fast processing of information.
In this article, we will tell you how the computer can tell you about the Speed of RAM it has.
Steps to Check RAM Speed in Windows 10
There are two very simple methods to check the RAM speed in Windows 10:
Method 1: Using Command Prompt
Step 1: Access the Command Prompt.
You can use the Windows Search or Windows Run tool (press ‘Windows + R’ key to open the Run tool) to open the command prompt.
Step 2: Enter wmic memorychip get speed in the command prompt.
Here, wmic stands for Windows Management Interface Command. It is a command which gives you information about the running system.
Step 3: As you press Enter after typing the command, the speed of your RAM is displayed.
It says that the RAM speed is 1333 MHz (MegaHertz).
Method 2: Using Task Manager
Step 1: Open the Task Manager.
For this, you need to right click on the taskbar and select Task Manager from the menu.
The Task Manager contains seven tabs out of which Processes, i.e. the first tab, is open by default. It shows all the active and background processes in your computer.
Step 2: Open the Performance Tab.
This tab further contains different options including CPU, Memory, Disk 0, Disk 1, Ethernet on the left-pane. Basically, these are the points to assess the performance of the system.
Step 3: Select Memory.
It displays various details about RAM like:
- Form Factor
- Amount of RAM used
- Amount of RAM available etc.
The image shows where you will find the speed of RAM. This system has a RAM of speed 1333MHz.
So, in this way, you can quickly check RAM speed in Windows 10.
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