How much memory (RAM) does my Windows computer have?

Computer memory (RAM) is typically installed in megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB), typically in some combination of 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB or 4 GB. One MB is 1,000,000 bytes. One GB is 1,000,000,000 bytes.

For Windows 8/8.1:

  1. Hold down Windows key and press C key to bring up the Charms menu.
  2. In the Charms menu, click Settings button, click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Security.
  4. Click System.
  5. Installed memory (RAM) is listed.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button, click Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security.
  3. Click System.
  4. Installed memory (RAM) is listed.

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start Button, click Control Panel.
  2. Double click System.
  3. Memory (RAM) is listed under System.

For Windows XP:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel.
  2. Double click System.
  3. RAM in GB (or MB) is listed under Computer in the General tab.
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Article ID: 1065
Created: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 4:52pm
Modified: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 2:28pm