Frequently Asked Question

View the status of Available RAM capacity
Last Updated 4 years ago

You can check how much RAM you have in a variety of quick ways.

On Windows 10, use the Task Manager. Right-click your taskbar and select “Task Manager” or press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open it. Click the “Performance” tab and select “Memory” in the left pane. If you don’t see any tabs, click “More Details” first.
The total amount of RAM you have installed is displayed here. The Task Manager also tells you the standard it’s using, the speed, its form factor, and how many of your system’s physical memory slots you’re using. You can install more RAM if you can open your PC (not possible on some laptops) and have some spare slots.
Amount and speed of RAM displayed in Windows 10's Task Manager
The Task Manager doesn’t offer this useful information on Windows 7. Instead, you can see your total amount of RAM on the Control Panel > System and Security > System page. You can also quickly open this by opening your Start menu, right-clicking “Computer,” and selecting “Properties.” Look to the right of “Installed Memory” under System.
Viewing how much RAM a computer has on Windows 7
To see more specific information about your RAM timings on either Windows 10 or 7, we recommend CPU-Z. Download and install CPU-Z, launch it, and click the “Memory” tab to see this information.
If you build your own PC, your RAM may not run at its advertised timing until you tweak the timings.
CPU-Z showing RAM timings

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