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How to find how much RAM is installed on a computer





How to find how much RAM is installed on a computer
To check how much RAM is installed and available on your computer, follow the steps below.
Note: Memory (RAM) and hard drive space are two completely different things. If you want to know how much information you can store on your computer, see the how to determine how much hard drive space page.

Tip: See our determining the type of memory my computer has page if you are trying to find memory specifications for upgrading your computer memory.
Find how much RAM is installed and available in Windows 8 and 10
1.    From the Start screen or Start Menu type ram
2.    Windows should return an option for "View RAM info" Arrow to this option and press Enter or click it with the mouse. In the window that appears you should see how much installed memory (RAM) your computer has.


 
Note: If a memory chip is not being recognized by the computer, it will not be included in the amount of memory listed under "Installed memory (RAM)" in the System Properties window.
View used and available resources
To determine the amount of available system resources, including memory, as well as what is currently being utilized, open the Task Manager. On the Processes tab, you can see which programs are running and using resources. On the Performance tab, you can see an overall picture of all the system resources. You can see how much memory is available next to the Available label.
Find how much RAM is installed and available in Windows Vista and 7
1.    From the Desktop or Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties.
2.    In the System Properties window, the system will list "Installed memory (RAM)" with the total amount detected. For example, in the picture below, there is 4 GB of memory installed in the computer.
Note: If a memory chip is not being recognized by the computer, it will not be included in the amount of memory listed under "Installed memory (RAM)" in the System Properties window.
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1.    Click Start
2.    In the Search box, type "ram" without quotes and click the Show how much RAM is on this computer.
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1.    Click Start
2.    Click System and Security
3.    Under System, click View amount of RAM and processor speed.
View used and available resources
To determine the amount of available system resources, including memory, as well as what is currently being utilized, open the Task Manager. On the Processes tab, you can see which programs are running and using resources. On the Performance tab, you can see an overall picture of all the system resources. You can see how much memory is available next to the Available label.
Finding RAM information in Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, and XP
1.    Open the Control Panel
2.    Double-click the Systems icon.
3.    On the General tab, the amount of RAM currently installed and detected will be listed.
Note: If a memory chip is not being recognized by the computer, it will not be included in the amount of memory listed under "Installed memory (RAM)" in the System Properties window.
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Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP users can also run the System Information (msinfo32) program that comes pre-installed on the computer. Additional information about this program can be found on our msinfo32 definition page.
View used and available resources
To determine the amount of available system resources, including memory, as well as what is currently being utilized, open the Task Manager. On the Processes tab, you can see which programs are running and using resources. On the Performance tab, you can see an overall picture of all the system resources. You can see how much memory is available next to the Available label.
Find how much RAM is installed and available in Windows 3.x
Click File and then Exit Windows and follow the steps below for determining memory in MS-DOS

 
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