How can I tell what kind of RAM is in my PC?

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I might need a RAM upgrade because my computer is slow. how do I check to see what kind of RAM I need?

Tags: PC, RAM, windows
Topic: Hardware
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jimlynch
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CPU-Z is also another tool that will gather information about your system, including your RAM. It's freeware so it won't cost anything to use it.

CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

"What is CPU-Z
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU
Name and number.
Core stepping and process.
Package.
Core voltage.
Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
Supported instruction sets.
Cache information.
Mainboard
Vendor, model and revision.
BIOS model and date.
Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
Graphic interface.
Memory
Frequency and timings.
Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
System
Windows and DirectX version."

lbloom
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I particularly like a free RAM testing tool available from Crucial, who sells high-quality RAM at reasonable prices. 

 

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

 

the online tool may request that you download some files to your computer. it runs on Windows and OS X.

 

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