How much RAM does my Windows PC have?
Hey Dave, I need to do to know how much RAM memory i have in my Microsoft Windows XP computer?
There are two straightforward ways to figure out how much RAM your computer has installed and available to Windows XP, actually. The first, and probably the easier, is to go to START --> Control Panels and choose System:
Double-click on that and the very next window you'll see will indicate your available RAM:
Don't like that approach? Okay, a different way to do this is dig through the program menu system to find the hard-core sys admin System Information tool. Here's the path: START --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Information. Phew!
Launch it and click on "System Summary", and near the bottom you'll see the information you seek:
Either way, that should get you cruisin' along with your computer, easily able to ascertain your installed RAM and much more.
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Reader Comments To Date: 25
Also a good ram shop will have a checker that will be able to tell you how much ram you have, how many slots you have open, and list the ram type that you need for your computer.
This definately comes in handy if you are interested in upgrading your computer by install more memory. If you have 1 GB ram, and two slots on your computer, you may have one 1GB stick in one slot, or you may have two 500 MB sticks in two slots. This will factor into your decision to upgrade.
Thank you! I was trying to figure out if the RAM I installed is actually working. So comparing the properties RAM of 224 to the system info RAM of 288, I can see that I picked up a little extra memory, but not the full 256KB that I installed. Any ideas why this is?
I also noticed that my page file size is much smaller than the example computer you show, so I'm going to increase mine to see if that helps my performance.
I don't get it (duh!)
So i was told i can only go the max of 2 - 512mb.
my employer has this:
msword xp home edition
Sv Pk 2
Pentium (R) 4CPU 1.80 GHZ
1.80GHz, 1.00gb of RAM
what does that mean? does he have the max in?
hey dave. i just installed 2ea. 256mb of memory in my pc, i think that should add up to 512mb, i checked my self, did the same step in your illustration, but only has 256. can you help me with this. thanks.
Eugene, sounds like either you have a bad RAM card or that you are putting one of them in the wrong slot. I'd take them both out, reseat them (e.g, put them back in firmly) and see if it works better. Look to see if they're in the right slots too, or just put them in different slots and experiment. Good luck!
the first won't work if you aren't admin.
Windows XP SP2.
1.20 Ghz, 224 MB of RAM
Used Space: 35.3 GB
Free Space: 2.91 GB ( 7% free space )
Capacity 38.2 GB
Please help. My computer runs very slowly. I have emptied the Internet Options Cache (cookies, files, etc ). I did Disk Clean Up, AOL Check-up and now and trying to Defrag the C: drive.
I can not do the defrag because I get a message stating there is not enough free space on the drive to do the defrag.
I went to Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs and deleted a bunch of stuff that I know I dont use much. The only thing left there are basic Microsoft Programs, AOL and Windows things. There does not seem to be any other programs that I have installed over time....I got rid of all that or so I thought.
If I use Start...All Programs....it lists so many of the programs I have installed from disks over time such as WinFax, Encyclopedia Brittanica, multimedia stuff, Bible Scripture program, etc. I dont need to keep any of that on the hard drive because I have it on disk if I need to re-install later. Most of these programs Do Not have the feature where you can Uninstall the software by using right click; so I can not delete them that way.
Hardly any of the things listed under All Programs are listed in the Control Panel....Add/Remove Programs. BUT when I try to access those programs....the search flashlight comes up....the computer can not access them because I already deleted them but they still show up as taking up space.
It seems as though I have an awful lot of programs on my computer that I can not access in order to remove them.
I dont want to buy more memory RAM or anything else because I know my computer can do what I want the way it used to.
Please email back with advice as soon as you can.
My Thanks, Stormy
Simply, thank you.
Just installed another couple of 'sticks' of memory and this is a simple way to verify that the computer recognises them.
Stormy, you can delete programs in the control panel , add/remove programs. Why don't you invest in an external harddrive to hold extra space or upgrade to a bigger harddrive?
how to know how much ram my system will support
Hey Can You Help Me .....
This my system info....
MS XP Professional,
SP 3 ,Pentium 4 @1.80GHz,
1.80GHz,351 Ram .
Up to How much RAM can it Support?
e-mail me please....
One of the ways that wasn't mentioned was going to run, typing in dxdiag, then reading off the info from there :)
Unfortunately, that much RAM won't get you very far nowadays :(
Things are getting more complex, taking more processing power to run, etc.
If you can't find a way to get those programs gone, a surefire way is to go to My Computer (or whatever it is you have it as), then highlight the folder the program you want gone is in, and delete it. It may or may not still show up in the control panel, but that's because it still has data in the registry. Anyway, hope that solves your problem.
I did what you said to delete nortons. When i clicked on common files folder, they came up and i deleted them. So now my computer seems to have little memory. i can't use my search, my run, mysystem restore or anything. the only thing i can do is go to the internet. Now what. can i retrieve my memory somehow?
I have a hp d4250us (eh468ua) It runs very slow and a ton of processes are constantly running. It is:
Intel Pentium 160 GHz
MS XP Home Edition SP2
Can I add RAM to help spped it up? How can I find what processes are safe to stop?
Also someone said to clean up my registry? NOt too sure what to do there at all.
Thanks so much for the help
Hello, I need more ram, but I am not sure if I need DDR or DDR2. My computer is a Cisnet about 3 or 4 years old. AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3700+ 2.2 ghz. 448 mb ram. I want to put in 2 gb DDR2, and want to see if it will fit before taking pc apart. Any ideas? Thanks, Wanda :)
Thank u for ur suggestion
I have an old compaq desktop running win 98 2nd. edition. i installed more ram memory for a total of 512mb windows seems to now it is there by looking under system window, but when i run the compaq diag. program memory is listed at 256mb what is the cause of this did i waste my money?
Helpful information, Questions well answered.
Guys, if you are installing memory and when you go back to check if it has increased and it is still the same amount you had before, it is not working!!! try another type of memory. Now,if you installed the memory and the amount increased but but not everything (256+256= 480) its ok. that means your computer does not accept more than the final amount; however, you can increase your virtual memory by setting the inicial value equal to the maximum value (256 ram *1.5= inicial size 384 and maximum 384) got it?
Pls, i am still need ur assistance bc i need more input lectures in this room.Thanks.
Hi,I'V 2 MEMORY CARD 512&512=1GB.MY SYSTEM INFO SHOW ME YOU'V 512MB RAM.I dont know what am i doing about this problem,please help me to solve my problem.thank you.
Thank you, you give clear and very easy to understand information! Great website!
hi, this is killing me trying to find the problem... My computer can hold 2Gb of DDR pc2700 memory. stock was 256mb and i installed 1gb of the same ram. i checked both sticks and get the same resolts. windows only shows 224mb installed and with both is the same 224mb. with cpu-z installed it tells me the right 1280mb. but computer is running on 224mb very slow and i dont know what to do to correct it. Do you know or have anything i can try to help? Thank you Mike Rodgers
I have a XP pro. computer and i tried to use the steps given but i coulent find the GB of RandomAccessMemory i have. Is this because of the language i have: Chinese?
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