How to Check RAM Speed on Windows 11: Quick Tutorial

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How to Check RAM Speed in Windows 11

Understanding your computer’s RAM speed is crucial as it affects the overall performance of your system. As a tech enthusiast and guide for the perplexed, I’ll walk you through the process of checking RAM speed in Windows 11 without any unnecessary frills.

Using Task Manager

To quickly check the speed of your RAM on Windows 11, you can utilize the built-in Task Manager:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. If necessary, click ‘More details’ to expand the Task Manager.
  3. Go to the ‘Performance’ tab.
  4. Select ‘Memory’ in the left-hand pane.
  5. Look for the ‘Speed’ field in the right-hand pane which displays your RAM’s speed in megahertz (MHz).

Using Command Prompt

An alternative method involves using the Command Prompt:

  1. Press Windows Key + R, type cmd and hit enter to open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type wmic memorychip get speed and press Enter.
  3. The Command Prompt will then list the speed of each memory chip in MHz.

Keep in mind, faster RAM can benefit tasks requiring quick data access, such as gaming or video editing. Checking your RAM speed helps ensure your system is performing optimally for such tasks.

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