How to Check If Your Computer Has Enough RAM(Random Access Memory) (Windows 7/Vista)

Before we check contemporary RAM (Memory) utilization of your computer, lets outline what “Random Access Memory” means and its usage.

How to Check If Your Computer Has Enough RAM (Windows 7/Vista)

RAM is brief for Random Access Memory.

RAM mounted in the pc is somewhat similar to the short-term memory that a human brain . As we all know, human beings with a pointy short-term memory carry out much better than the ones without it!

RAM is volatile in nature; that means it requires constant electrical electricity to refresh itself so as to preserve the records contents stored in it. When energy is grew to become off, all facts saved in RAM is lost.

RAM is measured in MB (MegaBytes) or GB (GigaBytes). In general, it is a great concept to improve RAM if you plan to preserve your antique Windows XP/2000 computer.

How do I test cutting-edge RAM utilization on my PC?

Windows 7/Vista:

Step 1: To check present day Memory utilization on a Windows 7/Vista pc, right click on Task Bar then left click on on “Start Task Manager”.

Task Manager indicates application currently running in your laptop.

Step 2: Click on “Performance” tab within “Windows Task Manager”. “Performance” screen indicates Memory and CPU us a statistics of your computer.

To hold this manual easy, we can note the following items from this screen:

“Total” below Physical Memory. This in dictates the total quantity of RAM established on your PC.
“Memory” Section (below the graph) indicates the amount of Memory pc is currently the use of.
“Commit (MB)” price in right as pet column suggests the whole of Physical RAM and Virtual Memory in MB currently in use.

If “Total” RAM cost is greater than overall Commit value then your computer does not want a RAM improve. However, if “Total” RAM price is decrease than “Commit” fee then you need to improve the RAM for your PC.

Question: How is it feasible that “Commit” price be larger than “Total” RAM?

Hmm this sounds quite confusing, but there’s a simple explanation. When laptop runs out of physical memory it starts the usage of a part of the tough power as temporary memory referred to as Virtual Memory.

Use of Virtual Memory will increase wear and tear of the Hard Drive because laptop has to continuously swap information. This extensively reduces overall overall performance of the computer due to the fact Hard Drive is many often slower than RAM .

Conclusion: To decide in case your PC wishes a RAM improve or not, turn your PC on and use it for an afternoon like you would generally do.

At the peak of your day if you have all of the software applications you typically use open. Testing case your laptop is the usage of Virtual Memory or not? If Computer is the use of Virtual Memory then it could truly use a memory upgrade!

Given the complexity of the cutting-edge software and low prices of RAM, on common a home PC walking Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 ought to have as a minimum 2GB RAM to characteristic properly.

If you would love to read this text with screenshots, please visit How to Check RAM Guide on our website.

Faisal Alvi is a Senior IT Consultant at Whiz Tech. Whiz Tech Computer Services Provides Computer Repair, Computer Networking, Website Design and associated IT Services.

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