How to Check RAM on Windows 10 [Easily]

By Lillian Lai  Technical Tips  memory usageWindows 10   0 Comment

Want to check the RAM on your Windows 10 computer or laptop? You’ve come to the right place. This post will show you several methods to check RAM on Windows 10.

What is RAM?

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It’s a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly. RAM stores various types of information about running programs in your computer. However, RAM can only stores the data as long as the computer is on, so if the computer shuts down, it will lose the previously stored data.

There are two main types of RAM in the current market: DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) and SRAM (Static Random Access Memory). Generally speaking, the more RAM your computer is, the faster it can run. If your computer is running slow to a crawl, one of the main causes can be the small RAM capacity that influences the system performance.

How to check how much RAM you have

  1. Check RAM via msinfo32.exe
  2. Check RAM via Task Manager
  3. Check RAM in Control Panel
  4. Pro Tip

 

Method 1: Check RAM via msinfo32.exe

Windows 98 includes a built-in tool called Microsoft System Information (msinfo32.exe), which enables you to gather information about your computer.Here’s how to use it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type msinfo32.exe and click OK.

3) You can check your RAM in Installed Physical Memory (RAM). You can also browse other system information from this window.

If this method doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. We have other solutions for you.

 

Method 2: Check RAM via Task Manager

You can also check your RAM on Windows 10 from Task Manager. To do so, follow the steps below:

1) On your keyboard, press the Ctrl key, Shift key, and Esc key at the same time to invoke Task Manager.

2) Click Performance, then click Memory, and you will see the RAM in use and the available memory in your Windows 10 computer.

 

Method 3: Check RAM in Control Panel

Control Panel is a powerful feature where you can check information and diagnose the issues in your Windows 10 computer.

1) Type Control Panel in the search bar from the Start menu, then click Control Panel to open it.

2) View Control Panel items by category, then click System and Security.

3) Click View amount of RAM and processor speed in the System section.

4) You can check your RAM information in Installed memory under the System section.

That’s it. These are the three easy methods to check RAM on Windows 10 quickly and easily.

 

Method 4: Pro Tip

It requires time to manually check your computer information, including your graphics card information. If you don’t have time or computer skills, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

1) Download Driver Easy and run in your computer.

2) Click Hardware Info and click Yes verify UAC.

3) You can then check the RAM in Windows, and you can also check other system information such as Motherboard, Processor, Video cards, Networks card.

As you may have already known, Windows 10 computers usually run into various issues, and one of the possible problems is the device drivers. So it’s recommended to keep your device drivers up to date.

Driver Easy will automatically recognise your system and solve the drivers issues in Windows 10. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 clicks (and you will get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged driver to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version), then install it in your computer.

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) You can also back up your device drivers or restore drivers automatically!

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