Software recommendations: a clear look at the memory

Memory has a pivotal impact on the performance of your computer. What kind of memory sticks are installed in your computer, what are the specifications, capacity and performance? To know these questions, you don’t need to open the computer and pull the cover, you can use a small RAMExpert software to know the system memory situation by heart.

1. How many memory sticks are there?

RAMExpert will automatically check the system’s memory installation when it is running. How many memory slots are on the motherboard, which slots have memory sticks installed, and which ones are free, you can see at a glance by looking at the Slot section of the interface. For example, in this example computer, there are four memory slots on the motherboard, and there are memory sticks inserted in the first two slots (Figure 1).

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2. Get memory manufacturer information

If you want to further know which manufacturer the memory sticks are made by, you can check its Manufacture item in the specific Slot section. For example, the memory sticks in Slots 1 and 2 in this example show that the manufacturer is Hitachi (Figure 2). Of course this also includes OEM and other related products, which may differ from the identification on the label.

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3. Memory upgrade capability indication

You may want to know if the current motherboard can support memory upgrade. In fact, you only need to check the three parameters under the General column to know the upgrade capability of this machine’s memory (Figure 3). For example, this example shows 4 slots (Number of slots: 4), two slots are already used up with 8GB of memory, and the maximum memory capacity allows 32GB, so you can tell that there are still slots available to insert more memory sticks, or you can also replace the memory sticks with larger capacity, such as inserting 8GB memory sticks in all 4 slots.

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4. Real-time information on memory usage

The Total parameter shows that the total amount of memory installed on the machine is 8GB, and the Used parameter shows that 5.3GB is currently occupied.

Tip: If you want to export the current installed memory sticks to a report file, you can execute the “Action→Export” command, and then select Text to output as text, or select Spreadsheet to output as a tabular report file (Figure 4).

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The table report file is in csv format and can be opened by Excel or WPS table software. The report file will be saved as an export.csv file by default (Figure 5).

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