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Windows 95, Borland 5.02, Windows API

how can i detect, using the windows api, how much RAM a system has and how much of it is free?
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Call the WIN32 function GlobalMemoryStatus
It returns the following structure:

typedef struct _MEMORYSTATUS { // mst
    DWORD dwLength;        // sizeof(MEMORYSTATUS)
    DWORD dwMemoryLoad;    // percent of memory in use
    DWORD dwTotalPhys;     // bytes of physical memory
    DWORD dwAvailPhys;     // free physical memory bytes
    DWORD dwTotalPageFile; // bytes of paging file
    DWORD dwAvailPageFile; // free bytes of paging file
    DWORD dwTotalVirtual;  // user bytes of address space
    DWORD dwAvailVirtual;  // free user bytes
} MEMORYSTATUS, *LPMEMORYSTATUS;

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