How to Find Available Memory Slots on Windows 11

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Is your PC sluggish? You might want to consider adding more memory (if you’ve got spare RAM slots). You can check this information using these steps.

Thinking about upgrading your system RAM? You’ll need to know how many memory slots you have available.

If you’re running Windows 11, you can find your available memory slots in a few different ways. Whether you can upgrade them or not will depend on your device. Laptops are typically harder to upgrade, but desktop PCs are fairly straightforward.

If you want to know how to find the number of available memory slots on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to Find Available Memory Slots on Windows 11

If you need to check to see the amount of available memory slots on your Windows 11 PC, use the following steps.

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Task Manager from the menu.Task Manager power user menu
  2. When Task Manager opens, click the Performance tab at the top.
  3. Select Memory on the left.performance tab task manager
  4. You can find the number of slots next to the Slots used option at the bottom-right of the window. In this example, our PC has two slots and both are being used.Find Available Memory Slots on Windows 11

How to Check Available Memory Slots with PowerShell

Another built-in tool you can use to determine the number of available RAM slots is to use PowerShell. This is a good option for users who enjoy using the command line. You can also use the newer Windows Terminal for these commands. However, the older command prompt won’t work here.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for PowerShell and select the Run as Administrator option on the powershell as admin
  3. Once PowerShell opens, enter the following command:
    Get-WmiObject -Class "Win32_PhysicalMemoryArray"

    powershell command

  4. After running the command, you can see the number of slots available on the motherboard.memory slots listed
  5. To determine the number of used slots, enter the following command in PowerShell:
    Get-WmiObject -Class "Win32_PhysicalMemory" | Format-Table BankLabel

    powershell command running

  6. After running the command, you can see the used slots to confirm the number of memory sticks installed.memory slots listed in powershell

Use Speccy to Find Available RAM Slots

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of our favorite free third-party utilities to learn more about your PC — Speccy. After installation, it will quickly scan your system and provide all sorts of hardware specifications for you to digest.

This information includes the number of available memory slots.

How to Use Speccy to Find RAM Slots

  1. Download Speccy and launch it after installation.
  2. When it launches, you’ll see an overview of system hardware — click RAM from the list on the left.Speccy info
  3. On the right side, you will see the amount of memory installed on your system and the number of slots used and available.speccy RAM slots

Learning More About Your PC

Using the steps above, you can quickly check your available RAM slots on your PC in Windows 11. If you have spare slots, you may want to consider upgrading.

Windows has several ways you can check your RAM. For example, you can easily find RAM information on Windows 11.

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  1. Pete

    September 4, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    thanks, my mobo supports only 2 sticks but i have 3 set in the pc.
    thanks again for the command

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