When you buy a new desktop or laptop computer, it is much cheaper to go for a model with low RAM first and then upgrade the RAM if you need to. But the question is, how much RAM does the computer support? Has it reached its peak now or is there still room for improvement? In the continuation of this article from DJ Roo, we have provided a simple and easy guide to find the answer to this question, and with its help, you can find out how much RAM your computer currently has and how much maximum RAM capacity it can support. Stay with us.
How much RAM does my computer have?
It is very easy to find out the amount of RAM in a computer. In Windows 10, using the Win + PAUSE keyboard shortcut, the About window appears where you can find out the amount of RAM installed on your computer or laptop. This window also shows the name of the processor and the type of operating system of your computer (32 or 64 bit).
Another page that gives you important information is Task Manager. You can open this window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + ESC. In the Performance tab and in the Memory section, you can see interesting information such as the number of system RAM slots, the clock speed of each slot, the type of RAM installed (DDR3 or DDR4), and its value.
Note: If you are a Mac user, you can view CPU and RAM information by selecting “About This Mac” from the Apple menu.
What is the maximum RAM support for my computer?
Windows operating system
Windows users can view the maximum amount of RAM that can be supported by their desktop or laptop computer by typing the following command in Command Prompt. Of course, this command shows the amount of supported RAM in kilobytes, which you can convert to 1048576 gigabytes.
wmic memphysical get MaxCapacity, MemoryDevices
For example, in the image above, we see that the maximum supported RAM capacity is 8 GB. Note that this is the total capacity of RAM, and if, for example, the motherboard has two memory slots, it means that the maximum capacity of RAM in each slot will be 4 GB.
As mentioned above, the easiest way to find the details of RAM on Macs is to go to the “About This Mac” section, which specifies the type and speed of the memory module, the number of RAM slots, and the slots used. Follow the procedure below to find out the maximum RAM that can be supported:
1. Open the Apple menu and enter the About this Mac section.
2. Click the “Info More Info” button to call up the System Information page.
3. In the “Memory” tab you can see the amount of current RAM, maximum supported RAM, RAM slots used, and the type of RAM of your computer.
Well, the tutorial is over here, and here are some frequently asked questions.
1. How much RAM is suitable for running games?
There is a common misconception among computer and laptop users that the more RAM your system has, the better the game will run! But the fact is that at the moment you do not need more than 16 GB of RAM to run the game, and instead of increasing the RAM memory, it is better to think about upgrading the processor and graphics card. Of course, if you plan to film or stream your gameplay during the game, it will be different and you will need more RAM.
2. How much RAM is normally needed?
The answer to this question depends directly on how you use your computer or laptop. As mentioned above, you do not need a large amount of RAM just to play; But if you work a lot with large files, or you always open a large number of tabs in your browser, or you want to do a lot of heavy work at the same time (such as moving large files and editing video), then at least 32 GB might not be a bad idea. Have RAM on your computer.
At present, it is rare for anyone to need more than this amount of RAM. Also, if you want to be forward-thinking and install a lot of RAM on your system, you have to keep in mind that with the advancement of technology, a new generation of RAM will emerge, and just having a large amount of this type of memory will not work. So it is better to install the same amount of RAM you need and move to newer and faster models in the future.
3. Is RAM speed more important or its volume?
As we mentioned in the answer to the previous question, the amount of RAM is not the only criterion, and the speed of this component (per MHz) is also very impressive.
Although the amount of RAM is a key point, after reaching 16 GB (or at best, 32 GB), increasing the amount of RAM will be practically ineffective, and this is the speed that should be considered. Of course, if speed is not a substitute for volume, and if you are planning to buy a new computer, you should consider volume and speed together. Currently, 3600 MHz RAMs are suitable for most tasks, and if you are planning to play video games professionally, it is better to go for 4400 MHz RAMs.
4. Upgrade RAM or get SSD?
Although this question is like comparing apples and oranges (!), But it is one of the most common questions that users ask; Therefore, we will continue to address it. Is RAM upgrade more useful or SSD?
Like many other questions, the answer depends on the circumstances. If you do not currently have any SSD on your system, then what are you waiting for?!? Upgrading your operating system drive (and if possible other drives) from HDD to SSD is one of the biggest upgrades you can make to your PC or laptop, and you should prioritize it.
However, if your operating system is already installed on the SSD and your computer lacks RAM (for example, having 8GB or even 16GB of DDR3 RAM), you can upgrade to 16GB of DDR4 RAM or, if possible, a newer type of DDR5. , Make a big difference in system performance.
Therefore, although RAM and SSD are two completely separate parts of a computer, upgrading both of them has a significant impact on system performance.
Once you know the maximum amount of RAM that is supported on your laptop or desktop computer, you can upgrade your PC to increase the speed and performance of your computer. Of course, do not forget to check the health of your current RAM and be sure to do a benchmark test on the system before and after upgrading the RAM and compare the difference.
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