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Aleph 0 Computing: Identifying Your Computer's RAM

This is a (very) simple guide to identifying what kind of memory your Windows computer is currently using, and perhaps whether it would benefit from more.

  1. Download and run SIW (System Information for Windows) (free for non-commercial use).
  2. In the left pane, under “Hardware”, click on “Memory”.
  3. From the right pane, near the top, write down the “Maximum Capacity” and the “Memory Slots”.
  4. From each of the following sections (there are likely, but not necessarily, two or more), write down the “Capacity”, “Memory Type” (likely “SDRAM”, “SDRAM DDR”, or “EDO”), and the “Speed” (just under that).

This should be all the information you need to approach a computer professional to ask whether your computer can handle more or faster memory, and whether he or she currently has the right kind in stock. Good luck!