How to Check Computer RAM

  1. Open the System Window.
    1. Press Windows Key + Pause. This will open the System Window.
    2. Open the Start menu and right-click on "Computer." Select "Properties" to open the System window.
    3. Open the Start menu, select "Settings," then "System," and then click "About" (Windows 10)
  2. Find the "Installed memory (RAM):" entry.
    1. Note that the "Usable" amount of memory will be lower than the "Installed" amount. This is because memory manufacturers report size differently than Windows.
  3. Check your current RAM usage.
    1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager
    2. Click the "Performance" tab. If you don't see this tab, click the "More details" option at the bottom of the window.
    3. Select the "Memory" option (Windows 8 and later). This will allow you to see your RAM usage.
    4. Find how much RAM is used and available. In Windows 7, it is referred to as "Physical Memory." RAM is designed to be used, so there's no cause for alarm is the vast majority of it is currently in use.

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