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Adding more RAM

How do I check to see if I can add more RAM? Or if my PC is at max RAM? Without having to open up my pc.
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JRaasumaaCommented:
www.crucial.com

They have great tools to specify your PC and find out it's RAM capabilities.
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CompProbSolvCommented:
If you are running Windows, you can check on the amount of RAM that you have by running Control Panel, System.  It won't tell you how many memory slots you have (you can get that from the computer specs online) nor how many are filled.  You may be able to see that in the BIOS (typically accessed by hitting F2 or Del as soon as the computer is powered on).

What make and model computer is it?
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rindiCommented:
You can always check the manufacturer home-page of your PC, normally the specifications are listed there.

Another option can be to run SIW. It shows you your hardware and what it should be able to take, but it isn't always 100% correct:

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/siw_portable
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AIX25Author Commented:
crucial scanner tool is aweomse! Took me a minute to install and scan, then get my memory reqs! Thanks!
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Michael-BestCommented:
Free software to give you all the info.
(memory type / installed / maximum & more)

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

http://www.gtopala.com/
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JRaasumaaCommented:
You're welcome! Teriffic website and I've used it on hundreds of machines to get more info than I would ever need. Glad it helped!
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Michael-BestCommented:
www.crucial.com  is generic infomation & although usually correct it is sometimes wrong... thats why I suggested SIW , it analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information.
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rindiCommented:
I recomended SIW too, but I have seen some issues with it where the result can sometimes at least be Questioned.

While up to now it has always properly recognized the current RAM, and also the type of RAM and the max Module size it takes, it has sometimes mistakenly reported 4 memory slots even if there were only two, or that the board would take a max of 8GB RAM even if there were only 2 slots available for 2GB Modules each...

But I haven't seen any problems of it correctly identifying the mainboard's model number, and if you then google that model number to check it's specs. you will usually get the correct info on the RAM it'll take.
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