How can I tell what type of RAM is in my system?

I am not too technical with computers but I have seen the insides of different systems. I know there are differnt types of RAM but how do you tell the differences between them (like DDR and SDRAM, etc.) Please refer me to a website or tell me how I can determine which type is exactly what.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    RAMs USED NOW A DAYS ARE BASICALLY SD OR DDR RAM.

    SD RAM HAS 2 CUTS ON ITS END WHILE DDR HAS ONLY 1.

    U CAN CHECK IT FROM YOUR MOTHER BOARD .IF U WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ITS SPEED AND FREQUENCY U CAN CHK THAT FROM PROP OF MY COMP.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you know the Brand name and model of the motherboard manufacturer, you can usually go to their web site and find the manual for the mobo, and it will usually tell you the type/speed RAM your system uses....If it's something like a Dell or other Brand name, you should be able to find an "asset" (model/serial number) tag that will let you go to the mfg's site and see was built into the system from the factory....

    Of course some of these tips can be limited by the age of the mobo, since once they get more than 4 or 5 years old, they can stop carrying the manuals online.

    Source(s): Computer smart guy...
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  • mabee
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    recently you may desire a minimum of a million Gb for usual laptop use (properly 'frequent') nonetheless in case you pick to do further issues that's recommendable to get greater ram. besides the certainty that in simple terms make certain you get the suited suited variety of memory. I take it your gadget is somewhat old. so which you will could desire to confirm if it helps frequent DDR ram, or SDRAM. If it truly is greater recent it may desire to help DDR2 ram or maybe DDR3. it truly is all somewhat technical, yet once you recognize what motherboard your laptop has, you will locate out in the time of the internet internet site of the producer. desire this enables, so in case you pick to purchase greater ram i might advice you to purchase 1Gb of ram, or in simple terms get 2Gb because it truly is somewhat much less costly acceptable now. (2x 1Gb so which you have twin channel)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Download SiSoft Sandra Lite. It's a benchmarking utility that gives a ton of info including what ram you are using. The lite version is free for personal use.

    Happy New Year!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Use the free Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool

    http://www.crucial.com/

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  • BigRez
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    If you have the model of the computer, your best bet is to go to someplace like Kingston.com or crucial.com. Both of those sites have configurators that will help find the right type.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    goto my computer and click view system information under the system tasks box and click general it will tell you there

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no need to worry.. just download this s/w, u will get to konw everything abt ur PC

    http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisor.exe

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