RAM is an abbreviation for “Random Access Memory” and is an essential component in your computer. You may want to check how much memory your system has to see if you can add additional RAM to help improve the speed of your system. There are several methods you can use to view the amount of RAM installed in your system. Once you find out how much RAM your system has installed, you can check the specifications of your system to see if your model has an open RAM slot that you can use to add additional RAM.
How to Check RAM in Windows Settings
- Click on Start ⊞ and select Settings ⚙, or use Windows ⊞ + I to quickly open Settings.
- Click the About Tab. Your RAM will be listed under Installed RAM
How to Check RAM Using the Run Command
- Press Windows ⊞ + R to open the Run window
- Type msinfo32 and press Enter. The following RAM attributes will be displayed:
- Total Physical Memory
- Available Physical Memory
- Total Virtual Memory
- Available Virtual Memory
How to Check RAM Using Task Manager
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.
- In the pop-up Window, click on performance.
- Click on the Memory tab. This will show you RAM usage information in real time
How to Check RAM Using the Command Prompt
- Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
- Type cmd and press Enter.
- You can type any of the commands below into the command prompt window to see different types of data.
- To see Total Physical Memory, type systeminfo | findstr /C:"Total Physical Memory" and press Enter.
- To see Memory Speed, type wmic memorychip get devicelocator, speed and press Enter.
- To see Memory Type, type wmic memorychip get devicelocator, memorytype and press Enter.
- To see Module Capacity, type wmic memorychip list full and press Enter.