How To Check Memory Usage In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A quality feature in the Windows family is to check memory (RAM) usage by using various in-built tools. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to check memory usage as well. The User can measure the memory-usage used by the system. It is not a  well-known feature among the users.
 
The user can come see how much memory is being used by processes, drivers, or the operating system and how much memory is not currently in use and how much and what type of memory (Random access memory) is installed. By knowing this, the user can decide how much memory (random access memory) he or she needs for better performance.
 
This tutorial will show you various methods on how to check memory usage details in Windows 10.
 

Method 1 - Using Resource Monitor

 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "resmon" to open the Resource Monitor.
 
Run Command
 
Resource Monitor will give you the exact information about RAM through the chart. It reflects how much memory (RAM) is being used and how much is available and also shows the total amount of memory (RAM).
 
Resource Monitor
 

Method 2 - Using Performance Monitor

 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "perfmon" to open the Performance Monitor.
 
Run Command
 
Step 3
 
Click on Performance Monitor.
 
Performanc Monitor
 
Step 4
 
Click on Green colored "Plus" Symbol to open add counters Window.
 
Click on Add button
 
Step 5
 
To select Memory, search the list of counters and select Memory, click on Add button and then OK button.
 
Add counters
  
When the graph appears on the screen, the graph will indicate the memory usage. If you want to see in detail, use any counter given below.
 
result graph
 

Method 3 - Using Task Manager

 
Step 1
 
Open the Task Manager in the following ways:
  • Click Start and type Task Manager. Then click Task Manager to open Task Manager Windows.
  • Press the "Windows + X" key, and click Task Manager to open it.
  • Press the "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" key to open it.
Step 2
 
Click on Performance Tab and then select the Memory option.
 
task manager
 
In the task manager, the "memory option" under the "performance" tab gives the complete memory information, such as how much and what type of memory (RAM) is installed. There are two graphs in this memory option, the first graph shows the Memory usage and the second one shows the Memory Composition.
 
The memory composition graph is divided into four parts:
  • In use
    Memory used by processes, drivers, or the operating system.
  • Modified
    Memory whose content must be written to disk before it can be used for another purpose.
  • Standby
    Memory that contains cached data and code that is not actively used.
  • Free
    Memory that is not currently in use and that will be repurposed first when processes, drivers, or the operating system needs more memory.
Note
These above definitions of each part are standard and given in memory composition graph in task manager. You can also see these details by hovering with the mouse over each section of the graph.
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can check the memory (random access memory) usage in Windows 10.
 
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