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How to determine the amount of Memory (RAM) installed in the computer.

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Follow this procedure to determine the amount of Memory (RAM) installed in the computer.

NOTE: The amount of memory available to the operating system may be less that the amount of RAM physically installed in the computer. Video adapters using Direct AGP technology, some antivirus applications, and the BIOS/CMOS cache will utilize system memory. This memory is no longer available to the operating system and is not listed in the System Properties window.

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel .
  2. In the Control Panel window, under Pick a category , double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon.
  3. In the Performance and Maintenance window, under or pick a Control Panel icon , double-click the System icon.
  4. In the System Properties window, on the General tab, in the Manufactured and supported by: area, locate the amount of ram [FIG. 1] available to the operating system.