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How To Check How Much RAM You Have

Wondering how to check how much RAM you have? Is any application requiring specific Ram memory and you want to check your device specifications?

Then this is the place for you. Here I am going to show you ways to check how much RAM you have on your different Operating Systems. I will include methods to check RAM on both of your Windows PC and Mac PC.

Random-access memory is a form of computer memory that can read and change in any order. It typically stores working data and machine code. The more RAM your CPU has access to, the easier its job becomes, which enables a faster computer. If you do not have a sufficient amount of RAM than your CPU has to work much, much harder to transfer data, which severally damages the computer’s performance. Random-access memory also helps your system support software.

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If you download or install any software or game on your PC or mobile, the cover always carries some recommended specifications for it to run smoothly. You can match those specifications with that of your device so that you get no trouble while using the software or game. But how to check the RAM on your PC. To check the RAM installed on your PC, you don’t need to open your CPU and check the RAM manually. This article will tell you how to check the installed RAM of your PC or laptop. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump directly to our methods.

Checking RAM on your Computer

RAM is one of the most important hardware of your Device. RAM is essentially the core of your computer. All the speed and compatibility depends on how much RAM does your device have. RAM is very useful to run large games on your PC. You can know more about the Ideal RAM for your Computer by visiting the Windows Central website.

Here in this section, I am going to show you various methods to check how much Ram does your device have. The devices that I will be including in this articles are one of the most used devices all over the world i.e. Windows and Mac desktops. These are very easy steps and can easily be followed without any technical knowledge. I have tried to explain them in the simplest way possible. So let’s learn how to check how much Ram you have on your different devices.

Check RAM on Windows Computer

Every Operating system has different ways to check the System Properties of their Computer. System properties like installed RAM, Operating system version and many others. On Windows, checking the available RAM on your PC is not too difficult. It only requires only a couple of steps to easily see the system properties of your Computer.

Currently, there are two versions of Windows that is actively used by its users all over the world. These two versions are the older Windows 7 and the latest Windows 10. Since these two versions are different in both appearance and features, the method to check the installed RAM in pc is also different in both of them. In this section, I am going to show you methods for both of the versions. These methods are Operating System centric and will be the same for both your Desktop and Laptops. So let’s first start with the older version i.e Windows 7.

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On Windows 7

Windows 7 is the older version of Microsoft’s operating systems. But in spite of being old, it is still used by most of the users who are using it for a long time. So if you are using Windows 7 on your PC and want to know how to check how much RAM is available on your PC. Then this section is for you. So let’s see how you can easily check RAM on Windows 7.

  • Firstly, from your Desktop find My computer icon.
  • Now right-click on it.
  • From the opened list of options select Properties.
  • A new window will open.
  • In this window, find Installed memory (RAM).
  • You can find your Installed RAM in front of this text.

installed memory ram on windows 7 pc

And that’s it. You have successfully checked the RAM installed on your PC on your Windows 7 Desktop. But you can’t follow the same step on your Windows 10 PC. There is a different method to check RAM on Windows 10. Let’s see that in the next section.

On Windows 10

Due to automatic updates on Windows 7 computers. Windows 10 is currently the most used Operating system all over the world. It is one of the best looking operating systems by Microsoft. If you want to check RAM on your Windows 10 PC, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Firstly, click on the Windows logo at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  • Now type “RAM” in the search box.
  • Now from the list of options with the matching keyword, select “View RAM Info”.
  • A new window will open.
  • In this window, find Installed RAM.
  • You can find your Installed RAM in front of this text.

installed memory ram on windows 10

So, that’s it. You have successfully learned to check the installed RAM on both the versions of your Windows Computer. Now you can easily check how much RAM your computer has following these methods.

Check RAM on Mac Computer

macOS is the primary operating system for Apple’s Mac family of computers. It is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows. If you are new to macOS and having trouble checking the Memory(RAM) of your Apple Desktop or laptop, then this section is for you. Here, I am going to tell you the easy ways to check how much RAM you have. These methods are Operating System centric and will be the same for both your Desktop and Laptops.

  • Firstly, click on the Apple Icon at the top left of your screen. It’s the apple-shaped icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Now from the drop-down list click on the first option i.e “About this Mac”.
  • Now click on the Overview button.
  • Here, find the “Memory” written.
  • You can find your Installed RAM in front of this text.
  • Alternatively, you can also go to the Memory tab by clicking on the Memory button.
  • In this section, you will find your Available Memory Slots, your RAM and Memory Upgrade Instructions at the bottom to learn how to upgrade the memory on your Mac.

installed memory on mac

So, that is the way to easily check the RAM on your Mac PC. You can follow these steps and find out the installed RAM on your Computer or Laptop. The method is the same in all the versions of macOS.

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Let’s Check your Computer’s RAM

So that’s the end of all our method. You must have checked the Installed RAM on your PC by now. These methods are more than enough to check RAM on both of your Windows and Mac Desktops or Laptops. These methods are Operating System centric and will be the same for both your Desktop and Laptops. Again if you have just read the article and not actually tried it on your PC. I recommend you to do so while reading the steps, so as to avoid any mistakes.

So that’s it. You have successfully learned ‘How to check RAM’ on not one but two different Operating Systems. If you are having any difficulties or doubts or queries following any of the above-mentioned methods, feel free to ask me in the Comments section below. I hope now you don’t have to look anywhere else to know ‘How to check how much RAM you have’ on the Internet.

About the author

Bhupinder Singh

I'm a programmer. I basically write about tech and programming languages. I'm currently pursuing B.tech in Information Technology in Bhopal. I'm a geek and a self-learner. I love python. ;-)

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