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Many people ask – How do I know how much RAM is installed on my computer? How much memory does my graphics card have? How much video memory does my Windows PC have? In this article, we will see how we can find the answers to these questions.
How much RAM is on my computer
On Windows 8, you must open Win+X menu > Control Panel > System. Under the System section, you can see the installed memory (RAM). This is the RAM of the computer installed on your Windows PC.
Windows may display less RAM than what is installed. On some systems, for example Windows 32-bit, there may be only 3.5 GB of usable system memory if 4 GB of memory is installed. Or a 64-bit Windows computer can only display 7.1 GB of usable system memory if 8 GB of RAM is installed. This is because usable memory is a calculated amount of total physical memory minus reserved hardware memory.
How much graphics / video card memory does my computer have
If your system has a dedicated graphics card installed and you want to know how much graphics card memory your computer has, open Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution. Click Advanced Settings. The Total Available Graphics Memory and the Dedicated Video Memory are on the Adapter tab.
You can also enter in the Run field and press Enter to open the DirectX diagnostic tool.
However, this tool may not indicate the exact memory of your video card and may also indicate the amount of shared memory available between your video card and your system memory.
If you are looking for free software for your work, you can try CPU-Z. This tool collects information about the most important devices in your system. It not only gives you information about your memory, graphics card and video memory, but also other important system information.