Your computer uses RAM as a temporary data storage medium to store information for the operating system and other running programs. If you find that your computer is running slowly, a possible culprit is too little RAM. In this case, you can check how much RAM is installed, or how much RAM is left on your computer.  If it is the insufficient RAM that slows down your computer, you may need to install an additional memory bank to increase your computer’s performance. Now this post will show you how to check your computer’s RAM in Windows 10.

Check installed RAM in System properties

Step 1: Open the System window in Windows 10, by pressing Win + X (or right clicking on the Start button) and then selecting the System option from the pop-up menu.

select system

Alternatively, you can first open the Control Panel; click System and Security and then click View amount of RAM and processor speed.

view amout of RAM

Step 2: In the System window that opens, see the System section and you can check how much RAM is installed on your computer.

view installed RAM

Check RAM usage via Task Manager

Step 1: Open the Task Manager, by right clicking on the Windows 10 taskbar and then selecting Task Manager.

open task manager

Step 2: In the Task Manager window that opens, select the Performance tab and select the Memory tab on the top-left side, so on the right side you can see your computer’s memory usage, as well as how much RAM is in use and how much RAM is available.

view RAM usage