Random access memory

Random access memory (RAM) is the primary storage for running applications and data.

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How much do I have?

Windows XP

  1. Click 'Start' from the Windows task bar.
  2. Right-click 'My Computer'.
  3. Click Properties
    1. Mycomputerprop.jpg
  4. Under the General tab, you will notice it will say 'Computer:' - it should say the amount of RAM. (e.g. 1GB)
    1. Systemprop.jpg

Windows 7

  1. Click 'Start' from the Windows task bar.
  2. Right-click 'Computer'.
  3. Click Properties
  4. The amount of RAM is listed under System -> Installed memory (RAM)

Mac OS X

  1. Click on the Blue Apple in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click About this Mac...
  3. It should read - (e.g. Memory: 4GB)

How much should I have?

All Gustavus owned computers should have at least 4GB as of December 2010. If you find out that you only have 2GB or less, please contact the Technology Helpline.