How to check PC memory

Level of difficulty: Easy

A computer uses RAM i.e. Random Access Memory to store various files and important data. People should make a sound decision while purchasing a computer or laptop. The buying decision should primarily be governed by the amount of memory installed in system. Adequate memory in their systems help users in increased downloading of various data as the system has sufficient memory to store it. If the computer has insufficient memory, it will crash down thereby leading to a loss of all stored data as well. In order to prevent such instances, users should constantly check the memory status of their computers.Computer memory needs to be updated on a regular basis. There are many software packages that are widely available. People can also download user guides and Windows Memory Diagnostic to determine any loss of computer memory. The process can easily be completed in half hour. Many software programs can be downloaded by the users from various search engines to enable them to know memory status of their computer systems.

Materials Needed:
- The basic requirement for checking computer memory is that one needs to have a computer system. Users must possess some basic computer knowledge that will help in better understanding. Users should also have adequate time and money to spare on.
Step 1
Foremost step requires users to switch on the computer and wait till Windows are loaded.
Step 2
After the Windows are loaded, users need to look for 'My Computer' icon. Once users click on the 'My Computer' icon, they need to click on the 'Properties'. After the user clicks 'Properties', it leads to 'System Properties'.
Step 3
After users have selected 'System Properties', they need to click on the 'General' tab which is at the top which enables users to view the memory installed on their computer. The amount of computer memory can be easily seen at the bottom of dialog box. This computer memory is measured in Megabytes or Gigabytes.
Step 4
The next step involves checking computer memory already in use. In order to do this a user need to open the taskbar.
Step 5
Once the taskbar pops out, users need to select 'Task Manager'. After selecting 'Task Manager', users need to click 'Performance' key. This enables them to know the present status of memory of their computers.