Do you know how much RAM you have in your laptop? But the slots available for upgrade? Here’s how to check your laptop and PC RAM on your Windows operating system.
The maintenance of PCs and laptops can be very frustrating for many, computers have so many components that it is difficult to keep track of them all. RAM is an important part of your computer, and increasing your RAM is the best way to increase your computer’s performance. Therefore, it is very important to know how to check the RAM of your laptop or PC.
While Windows provides all the information you need to know about your computer, finding what you need can be a test in itself. In this article, the administrator will discuss how to check your laptop and RAM installed on Windows.
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What is RAM and why is it important?
Random access memory (RAM) is the main component of storing data on a computer. It is also volatile, which means that it does not save any information after you shut down your computer, so it is often called temporary storage.
The system loads data into RAM when you want to run a program, and the CPU executes its instructions. Higher RAM capacity generally means better performance, as you can run multiple resource-intensive programs at the same time without experiencing system delays.
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How to check your Ram laptop and PC on Windows
There are several ways to check how much RAM your laptop or Windows PC has, including simpler third-party options.
1. Use the Task Manager to check the RAM
Task Manager is an indispensable tool to tell you how complex computers work. In addition to tracking application performance, startup time, and memory usage, it can tell you a lot about RAM.
On Windows 10, launch the menu startsearch for Task management and click Best Match. In the Task managementclick the tab Performance and click Memory to see RAM usage and specifications.
You will see the total RAM available at the top of the screen. Other detailed specifications such as RAM speed, number of available RAM slots and RAM form factor are also displayed here.
2. Use the system information window to check the RAM
Another quick way to view RAM specifications is through System information. Just launch the menu startsearch for System informationClick Best Match, then scroll to find it Installed physical memory (RAM) and Total physical memory. This will tell you the basic information you need about the installed RAM.
You can also find other system specifications of your computer using the tool System information.
3. Use DXDIAG to check the RAM
DxDiag is a default Windows tool. DxDiag itself is useful for analyzing and testing the function of programs, as well as devices installed on a laptop.
To use DXDIAG on Windows 10, just launch the menu starttype DXDIAG and click Best Match. In the DXDIAGclick the tab System. Later, basic information about the components installed on your laptop or PC will appear. For RAM, you can see in the tab memory.
4. Use CPU-Z
Third-party system profiling software can often provide more detailed values of hardware performance and system specifications. CPU-Z is free software that displays detailed information about hardware components such as CPU, RAM, motherboard, etc.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed CPU-Z on your computer, locate the program (most likely on your desktop) and double-click it to launch it. Click the tab Memory to obtain a detailed breakdown of the installed RAM.
If you are curious about the different RAM slots and the individual specifications of each RAM installed, click on the tab SPD and click the drop-down menu below Selecting the memory slot.
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5. Disassemble your laptop or computer and check the RAM Stick
If the above methods didn’t work for you for some reason, or you want a more traditional approach, then you can disassemble your laptop or computer to find the installed RAM specifications.
If you decide to use this method, I suggest that you disassemble it only if you have a technical understanding of your laptop or PC, and also make sure that you have the right tools.
So this is how the RAM of the laptop and the PC is checked. Although computers can be complex, there are many tools you can use to learn them better. Now you know some of the best ways to check the RAM available on your computer.
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