How to Know if Computer Needs More RAM

Here’s how:

1. Press the Ctrl/Alt/Delete keys, Task Manager will popup, select the 'Performance' tab.

2. Look for a box labeled 'Physical Memory (K)'.

Read the 'Total', which is your installed memory.

3. Next, look for a box named 'Commit Charge (K)'.

Read the total which tells how much memory is currently used. You will also see 'Peak' under the total which tells the highest amount of memory used since the last reboot.

> If the Peak is lower than the 'Physical Memory (K)” total, then you don’t need additional memory.

> If the total 'Commit Charge (K)' is higher than the 'Physical Memory (K) total, then additional memory would give your computer a significant performance boost.