System memory, or RAM, is an essential part of any Windows 11 PC. Too little RAM and your PC may be slow, so more RAM is almost always better.
Here’s how to check how much RAM you have (and what type and speed it is) in Windows 11.
How to check the amount of RAM using Windows settings
One way to check the amount of RAM is in the System Settings. First, launch Settings by pressing Windows + i on your keyboard. When Settings opens, click “System” in the sidebar, then select “Information”.
On the System> About screen, expand the “Device Specifications” section at the top of the list by clicking on it. Just below, you will see how much RAM your PC has in the “Installed RAM” section. (“16.0 GB” in our example.)
This same screen is often useful because it also shows what kind of CPU your PC has in the “Processor” category. If you need to copy these specifications to share later, click the “Copy” button and you can paste them into a message or email as needed.
How to check RAM type and speed in Windows 11
Knowing the type and speed of your PC’s RAM is essential when upgrading RAM. The easiest way to find out is to use Task Manager. To do this, first open the Task Manager by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Task Manager” in the menu.
When Task Manager opens, click on the “Performance” tab at the top, then select “Memory” in the sidebar.
On the memory information screen, look in the upper right corner of the window. There you will see the total RAM capacity of your PC (like “16.0 GB” for example).
To see the speed and type of memory you have installed, look towards the bottom center of the Task Manager’s “Memory” display. There you will find a short list that tells you the speed and form factor of your RAM and also how many physical RAM slots it uses.
When you are done, close the Task Manager. Check back every time you need to see what kind of RAM you are using. Good luck!