The amount of RAM in your machine along with its frequency can have a large impact on how your computer performs.
If you’re running into performance glitches with your computer, it’s always a good (and cheap) idea to bump up the RAM. However, for that, you need to know the type and frequency of your RAM.
In this article, we’re going over a few ways to check your RAM frequency in Windows and Mac.
Also read: How to check GPU temperature in Windows 10?
How to check RAM frequency in Windows 10?
There are two methods using which you can check the RAM frequency in Windows 10. Once uses the Task Manager, while the other uses the Command Prompt. We’ve explained both of them below, you can use any one that works for you and seems easier to access.
Checking RAM frequency in Windows 10 using Task Manager
The most straightforward method goes through the task manager.
Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager
Step 2: Head over to the Performance tab and click on Memory.
Step 3: Here you’ll be able to see exactly how much RAM you have of what frequency and what type.
Checking RAM frequency in Windows 10 using Command Prompt
If you’re looking for more information about your RAM than the task manager can provide, you can check it through your command prompt.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type in cmd and hit enter.
Step 2: Here we have two commands to check RAM details.
The first command is:
wmic MEMORYCHIP get BankLabel, Capacity, DeviceLocator, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Speed.
Type this in and hit enter, it’ll generate the following output.
The second command is:
wmic memorychip list full.
This will show a lot more detail than the previous one.
Also read: How to check VRAM in Windows 10?
How to check RAM frequency on Mac?
You can find the RAM frequency on your Mac either via its About This Mac menu or the System Information app.
Using About this Mac menu
Step 1: Click on the Apple logo at the top-left corner and select About this Mac.
Step 2: Head over to the Overview tab in the window that opens. You’ll be able to see your RAM details in here.
Using the System Information application
Head over to the Applications folder. From there go to Utilities > System Information. You’ll see your RAM details under Hardware > Memory.