Find out Computer RAM, Graphics Card/Video memory of your Windows PC

Many people ask – How do I find out 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 post we will see how to find out the answers to these questions.

How much Computer RAM does my PC have

In Windows 8, you will have to open the Win+X menu > Control Panel > System. Under the System section, you will see Installed memory (RAM). This is the Computer RAM which has been installed on your Windows PC.

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However Windows may show less RAM than what is installed. For instance on some systems, Windows 32-bit, may report that there is only 3.5 GB of usable system memory when 4 GB of memory has been installed. Or, a Windows 64-bit computer may show only 7.1 GB of usable system memory when 8 GB of memory may be installed. This is because usable memory is a calculated amount of the total physical memory minus “hardware reserved” memory.

How much Graphics Card / Video memory does my computer have

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If your system has a dedicated graphic card installed, and you want to find out how much Graphics Card memory your computer has, open Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution. Click on Advanced Setting. Under the Adapter tab, you will find the Total Available Graphics Memory as well as the Dedicated Video memory.

Run dxdiag

You can also type dxdiag in Run box and press Enter to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool box.

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This tool however may not report the exact memory of your video card and may also be reporting how much total shared memory is there between your video card and your system memory.

CPU-Z

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If you are looking for a freeware to do the job for you, you can check out CPU-Z. This tool gathers information about the main devices of your system. It will not only give you information about your RAM, Graphics card and video memory but also other important system information.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

10 Comments

  1. Those two are good, but limited.

    System Information Viewer (SIV)…

    http://rh-software.com/

    …is kinda’ interesting.

    SIW, of course, would have been my recommendation, but it’s no longer free.

    PC Wizard is okay, too.
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

    And there are others.

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  2. Simple Dimple

    Great – very helpful

  3. Simple Dimple

    I wanted to find out how much dedicated ram my video card had on my hp envy – finally the cpuz utility helped – thanks !

  4. Archlire

    This is very helpful, thanks.

  5. Devendra Bhat

    thnx i found it……….

  6. vijay surya

    thanx
    it made m a very useful thing to know

  7. Shamim khan

    sir my name is shamim khan

    i have nvedia quardo 6000 g41mt-s2p 6gb ram and i install os 64bit but dxdiag showing less graphic card memory 703mb but my garphic card is 6gb why sir showing less memory in os give me solution sir

  8. Shamim khan

    hhhhh sir my name is shamim khan
    i have nvedia quardo 6000
    g41mt-s2p 6gb ram and i install os 64bit but dxdiag showing less graphic
    card memory 703mb but my garphic card is 6gb why sir showing less
    memory in os give me solution sir

  9. Michael Adewunmi

    Thanks for the post. I actually knew this but I always seem to forget. I wanna buy a laptop now and I needed to know the graphics memory.

    Thanks a lot for the reminder.

  10. Asher Diyal

    Sir Why my hd Videos Are don’t show Hd
    When I am Playing videos ; videos are play but show dotss in the video

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