Check Frequency of RAM Module On Your PC With Specifications

Last Updated:-August 13, 2009
While counting the performance of a personal computer, Random Access Memory (RAM) has a very important place. It helps to improve the data transfer rate between hard disk and processor by acting as a buffer. Major portions of processes and files required for software while running on a computer are stored in it and provides them whenever the processor asks for it. So it reduces the time taken to fetch data from slower hard disk to processor while running a program. The speed of Random Access Memory depends on frequency and memory size. This guide explains how to check the frequency of a RAM module installed in a PC.

How to Check the speed/Frequency of RAM

If you do not know the speed of RAM module installed on your PC, you can find it by any one of the methods given below.
  • From the label

  • From BIOS

The first place I recommend you to look for this information is the label attached to it. You will get most of the necessary information like RAM manufacturer, frequency etc. If you are unable to get information from the label, you can get the details from the BIOS. To log on to BIOS press [F2] or [Del] { Depends on the computer manufacturers, the key to enter BIOS may change} while booting your computer. On the main page of BIOS itself, you can get the Random Access Memory details like the slot where it is inserted, Size of the module, Frequency /Speed etc. To get all information related to the RAM module inserted on your laptop from BIOS settings, follow the steps below.

  1. Reboot your laptop

  2. Press [F2] or [Del] as told in the motherboard manual

  3. Enter BIOS

  4. Get the necessary details from the main page itself

Different Types of RAM Modules
  1. SD

  2. DDR1

  3. DDR2

  4. DDR3

Points to Remember While Buying Random Access Memory Modules

  1. Certain motherboards do not recognize certain RAM modules. So check the compatibility before buying it

  2. If you want to add an extra module to your PC, make sure the new Random Accessory Memory module has the same frequency of the existing module.

  3. After all, it is important to know the warranty period of RAM. Some vendors offer one year warranty while others offer three years. It is better to go with products offer higher warranty period.

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