How can I check the amount of physical RAM in my machine?

A. There are loads of methods to get this information.

  • Right click on My Computer and select Properties. The General tab shows the amount of memory
  • Run WINMSD.EXE and select the Memory tab

From the command line you can use

  • PSTAT.EXE (part of the resource kit), the first line shows the amount of RAM
  • Download MEMORY.EXE from which just displays the physical memory and nothing else (you can use the /s switch and it will only show the number, no other text, this is useful for information gathering), e.g.

C:\> memory /s

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