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How to Check Computer Memory on Windows 8/8.1

In many cases, you need to know your computer memory before you make changes to you PC. For example, before you set virtual memory, you should know the computer memory so as to set the virtual memory size as 1.5 to 2 times of its size. Or, sometimes, you only want to learn about your computer memory. And in this article, you will learn three ways to check computer memory on Windows 8.

Video guide on how to check computer memrory in Windows 8:

3 Ways to check computer memory on Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Way 1: Check computer memory in the Properties of Computer.

Step 1: Right-click Computer (or My Computer) and click Properties in the menu.

After entering the desktop, you can tap the File Explorer icon on the bottom left, select Desktop in it, right-click Computer and choose Properties in the context menu, as shown in the screen shot below.

Step 2: In the System window, check the Installed memory (RAM).

Way 2: Check computer memory in DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Step 1: Press WIN key and R key to open Run dialog box, enter dxdiag in the empty box and click OK to open the tool.

Step 2: In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, check Memory in the list, as the following picture exhibits.

Way 3: Check computer memory in Command Prompt.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt.

You are able to open it through many methods. For more detailed information, you can make reference to Four Ways to Enable Command Prompt.

Step 2: Input systeminfo and press Enter.

Step 3: Find Total Physical Memory in the lower part.

With these methods, you don't have to ponder over how to check computer memory on your Windows 8 PC any more.

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