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How to find the ram type(DDR2/DDR3) of the system using command prompt? I have tried "SYSTEMINFO" in command prompt but it did not display the ram type.

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Do you know the model of your motherboard? If not, see this superuser.com/questions/175213/… then look up the manual to find out! –  Dave Jun 11 '13 at 14:03
    
possible duplicate of How can a computer/OS tell what kind of RAM is in the machine? –  terdon Jun 11 '13 at 16:42

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You can use the wmic command to find out the information about your memory:

wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, TypeDetail, Speed

The MemoryType returns the type of your Memory: 21=DDR-2 etc, Here is a complete list of information you can get from the MemoryChip Class.

In my case unfortunately the type is unknown (0), but I still get some useful information: enter image description here

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Thank u. When I enter this command it displays memory type as 21 which is equal to DDR2, but the actual memory type in my slot is DDR3. It does confusing.pls explain. –  baalji av Jun 11 '13 at 15:14
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@baaljiav: What do CPU-Z, Speccy etc. show? Is there any specific reason you want to display the info at the command prompt? –  Karan Jun 11 '13 at 15:24
    
@Karan, Wouldn't CPU-Z show the same as the cmd? Indeed wouldn't the cmd be more reliable than CPU-Z? –  Pacerier May 16 at 20:47
    
@Pacerier: Phew, you're asking me about a comment posted almost 2 years back! From what I see I was responding to the OP saying that wmic's output wasn't matching the actual memory he installed, and thus suggested double-checking with CPU-Z, Speecy and the like. –  Karan May 16 at 20:58

There is software out there that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

These programs will display the details for you (and more). A screen shot of what you are looking for:

enter image description here

Now, as per the excellent comment left by Breakthrough, he wrote (I've copied it in case for any reason he decides to delete his comment)

You can run CPU-Z from a command prompt, and using the -txt=report.txt will place the CPU-Z output into the file report.txt without invoking the GUI (it also mentions a -console switch to output the information to STDOUT, but says it works under Windows XP only for some reason). See additional parameters here for additional details. – Breakthrough

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You can run CPU-Z from a command prompt, and using the -txt=report.txt will place the CPU-Z output into the file report.txt without invoking the GUI (it also mentions a -console switch to output the information to STDOUT, but says it works under Windows XP only for some reason). See additional parameters here for additional details. –  Breakthrough Jun 11 '13 at 14:25

Another alternative you can use, which is free, is Speccy....by the same people who make CCleaner.

It gives you all your hardware specs, as well as temps, voltages, and other data in real time

Speccy

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Why didi Speccy get 0 votes but CPU-Z get 10 upvotes? –  Pacerier May 16 at 20:51
    
@Pacerier: I see you didn't upvote it either. :) Raising this issue is pointless, especially on 2 year old answers. You've been around long enough to know that sometimes there's no (apparent) rhyme or reason for people's voting. I've seen better answers (not saying this is one) with far less votes or even none compared to worse answers, with the latter even being accepted by the OPs sometimes. That's just how it is. If you want to debate this the best place is Meta, or Chat. –  Karan May 16 at 21:02

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