How to check ram type?

Posted on 2006-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-10

I am using a laptop and windows XP,
How do I check whether my RAM type is SDRAM or DDR ram? or maybe other type?

Question by:oldb
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    Hi oldb,

    Depending on your Laptop make and model number you need to select the correct SO-DIMM...

    Go to and use their *memory locater* for your laptop, it will tell you exactly what you need, and what is available.


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    It will be in the manual; if you have lost it, and know the model of the laptop, the the company's website would have the type of memory:
    These two sites could help you:
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    The above posts by wlennon and neopolitan are right on. If you want to have a look at precisely what's in your machine right now (brand, timings, clock speeds, etc.), there is a very informative program from called CPU-Z.

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    You have to ussoftware friend!

    do this on google " software to see ram type"

    or Use "everest", sisoftsandra, cpu-z
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    You can also see whether or not its DDR or SD by actually looking at a strip of the ram. DDR only has one gap in the flat part that sets in the motherboard, SD has two gaps.

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