With so many different types of RAM these days, purchasing a memory upgrade is not as easy as it used to be. Since there are so many different types, you will want to make sure you know what you need before you place your order. I would like to show you some quick ways that will help you to determine RAM type without even cracking the case.
If you are running Windows you can download a freeware app called System Information for Windows. SIW audits your computer and gives you detailed information about your computer configuration. Although it has a wide variety of uses, it is great for getting information about your memory. SIW is a standalone app so it can run from anywhere on your computer and even from your USB flash drive. To see your memory information, run SIW and click on “Memory” in the left hand menu.
Another way to determine your memory type is to use the Crucial Memory Advisor Tool located at Crucial.com or the Kingston Memory Search Tool at Kingston.com. These tools allow you to either search by the computer manufacturer or by your motherboard manufacturer. They also give you additional information like the maximum amount of memory you computer can use or how many memory slots your motherboard has. Even if you don’t want to purchase the memory from these sites, you can still use these tools as a reference to determine what type you need.
If you know of other ways to check memory type or possibly even an easier way please feel free to share your thoughts.