Is your computer is running slow? If you are on old pc then you might had faced this issue. One we feel slow computer we immediately search for the solution fixes for slow computer and read multiple article on how fix slow computer and in all the articles, one thing remains constant and this is upgrading computer hardware. If your pc is running slow, you can try installing PC optimization software to increase computer performance.
Upgrading hardware most of the time revolves around increasing RAM and upgrading processor. Upgrading processor in not promising as it cost a lot and you have to upgrade motherboard in case your motherboard doesn’t support the processor to which you want to get upgraded. In this case you left out with the option of increase ram in PC. This thought of increase ram will lead you to another question of how increase ram. Solution exist had posted a tutorial on How To Use PenDrive As Ram in Windows 10, 8 & 7 to boost windows speed.
You can try that and in case you are in mood to upgrade and increase ram in computer/laptop, you can read this tutorial to determine ram type because this is the basic step. There are different types of ram available in marker i.e. DDR, DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 and DDR4 so before purchasing ram, you need to identify it as all ram chip are different in physical appearance also. You can also read How to Find the Right Drivers for Unknown Hardware.
Methods to identify ram type in computer/laptop.
- How to identify ram type physically
- How to identify ram through computer/PC without opening case
Method 1 – how to identify ram ddr physically
To determine ram type of PC you have to open computer CPU case and on motherboard you will see RAM installed. remove ram chip and check the label sticked on it. you will see module name printed on it.
Find out and compare it from below details
DDR: PC-1600 to PC-3200
DDR2: PC2-3200 to PC2-8500
DDR3: PC3-6400 to PC3-17000
In this way you can identify ram ddr type physically. If there is not sticker sticked on the ram chip then you can check the notch over the ram chip
The differences between RAM types is where the break in the gold plates. Refer below picture from details.
Method 2:- How to identify RAM type in Computer without opening CPU case.
The former method consisting of the ways to know ram type physically but that process has some limitation i.e. you had to open case of computer/Laptop and if sticker due to some reason in not present on ram chip, you will not be able to determine ram type.
To deal with this limitation, solution exist is explaining you another method in which you will get to know ram type guaranteed and without opening case.
Method 1 – determine ram in pc using inbuilt option in pc
- Right click on taskbar and click on task manager to open task manager or press Ctrl Alt Del simultaneously and click on task manager.
- Now after opening task manager, click on performance tab and then click on memory.
- Here you will see the memory along with its typeNote – This method not works for all, like in my computer it doesn’t works its shows only ram size i.e. 4 Gb but not type.
For those, for whom above method does not worked can follow another method which will surely works. This method doesn’t worked in my computer.
Method:-2 determine type of ram in pc using software
- Firstly download CPU-Z software and instal it in your computer and PC.
- Now open CPU-Z software and click on memory tab.
- Here in memory tab, general section, you will find ram type along with ram size and other computer related information.
- This is the simplest way among all above methods to know type of ram installed in your computer.
Video Tutorial on identify ram type windows 10
These were the simple methods to identify ram ddr in you computer or PC. if you have any problem in detecting ram type or you still stuck with the question i.e. how to identify ram type then feel free to use comment section, solution exist will help you. In meantime You can also check out The best free PC optimization software 2020 to boost pc performance. If you had some other problem than you can asked us on our Facebook page – Android And Windows Errors Solution.