How Do I Know My Memory on My Apple Computer?

One of the most common questions we get asked at Apple Support is, “How do I know if my memory is bad on my computer?” Here’s how find out.

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Check “About This Mac”

If you want to check your memory on your Apple computer, the first place you can look is in the “About This Mac” section. This section is located in the Apple drop-down menu. To access this section, click on the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your screen. From there, a drop-down menu will appear. Click on “About This Mac” and a new window will pop up.

Click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen

About This Mac will give you an overview of your Mac including model name, processor, memory, and storage space.

To check your memory, click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. From there, click on “About This Mac.” A window will pop up with information about your Mac. Near the top, you will see a section called “Overview.” Underneath that heading, it will give you information about your Mac model, processor, memory, and storage space.

Select “About This Mac”

If you want to know the memory specifications for your Apple computer, follow these steps:
1. Open the Apple menu.
2. Select “About This Mac.”
3. Select “Overview.”
4. Your computer’s memory specs will be displayed under the “Hardware” section.

Click on the “Storage” tab

If you want to check how much memory (RAM) you have on your Apple computer, follow these steps:

1. Click on the “” in top left corner of your screen.
2. From the drop down menu, select “About This Mac.”
3. A new window will pop up. In this window, click on the “Storage” tab.
4. In the Storage tab, you will see information about how much free space is on your hard drive as well as a breakdown of what is taking up space on your hard drive.
5. To see how much RAM you have, scroll down to the “Memory” section. The amount of memory you have will be shown here.

Check “System Report”

If you want to know your memory on your Apple computer, best way to do it is to check the “System Report.” This report will give you all the information you need about your computer’s memory, including the size and type of memory, as well as the speed.

Click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen

From the drop-down menu, select “About this Mac.” A window will pop up with your Mac’s specifications. On the left-hand side of this window, under the “Overview” tab, you will see your Mac’s model name and operating system. Next to these two pieces of information is an icon of a little apple. If you click on this icon, it will take you to a page with more detailed information about your Mac.

On the left-hand side of the new “Overview” page, you will see a list of different categories of information about your Mac. The one we are interested in for checking memory is “System Report.” Click on this category and a new page with even more detailed information about your Mac will open up.

Under the “Hardware” section on this page, there is a subcategory called “Memory.” If you click on that, you will finally arrive at the page that lists all of the specific information about the RAM in your computer.

Select “About This Mac”

About This Mac is an overview of your Mac, including your Mac model, processor, amount of memory,serial number and version of macOS. To open About This Mac, choose Apple menu > About This Mac. Or click the System Report button in the About This Mac overview.

You can find out the amount of memory in your Mac and see whether the memory modules (including installed RAM) are compatible with each other.

Click on the “System Report” button

In order to check your computer’s memory, you will need to click on the “System Report” button. This can be found by clicking on the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your screen, and then selecting “About This Mac.” A new window will pop up with various information about your computer. Click on the “System Report” button near the bottom of this window.

Once you have clicked on “System Report,” you will be taken to a new page with even more information about your computer. Near the top of this page, you will see a section labeled “Memory.” This is where you can find out how much memory (RAM) your computer has.

Select “Memory” from the list of hardware

From the Apple Menu, select “About This Mac.” A new window will open with several tabs of information. Select the “System Report…” button near the bottom of the window. A new window will open with a list of hardware categories on the left side. Select “Memory” from the list of hardware. The System Report will show you how much RAM is installed, as well as what types and speeds are in each slot.

Use a Third-Party Tool

Download and install a memory testing tool

If you suspect you might have a problem with your computer’s memory, the first thing you should do is download and install a third-party memory testing tool. This will help you test your computer’s memory for errors and give you a good idea of whether or not you need to replace it.

There are many different memory testing tools available, but one of the most popular is Memtest86. This tool is free to download and use, and it is very easy to use. Simply burn the tool to a CD or USB drive and boot from it. The tool will then automatically test your computer’s memory and report any errors it finds.

If you find that your computer’s memory is indeed faulty, the next step is to purchase new RAM modules from a reputable retailer. Make sure that you buy the correct type of RAM for your particular computer model, and be sure to install it correctly. If you’re not sure how to do this, consult your computer’s manual or contact its manufacturer for assistance.

Run a memory test

Here’s how to use Apple Diagnostics to test your Mac’s memory:

1. Shut down your Mac, then unplug the power cord and all other cables.
2. Wait at least 30 seconds, then plug in the power cord.
3. As soon as you see the startup options window, press and hold the D key on your keyboard.
4. Keep holding until you see the Diagnostics Utilities window appear.
5. When asked, select your language and click the right arrow.
6. On the next screen, choose Run Apple Diagnostics or Run Focus Tests, and click the right arrow.
7. When asked whether you’d like to run Apple Diagnostics or Focus Tests, select Memory Test or Extended Memory Test, depending on which you want to run, then click the Test button.

Check Your Computer’s Manual

Every computer is different, so you’ll need to check your computer’s manual to see how to check your memory. However, it is generally a pretty simple process. We’ll walk you through it.

Locate your computer’s manual

If you need to upgrade your memory, the first step is finding out how much memory your computer has and what type it uses. The best source for that information is the computer’s manual, which should be available online from the manufacturer.

If you can’t find your manual, don’t despair. There are other ways to get that information.

Find the section on memory

Find the section on memory in your computer’s manual. This will give you information on how to upgrade your computer’s memory, as well as what type of memory it uses.

Follow the instructions for checking your memory

Most of Apple’s current computers come with 4 GB of memory installed, and you can upgrade to 8 GB or 16 GB at the time of purchase. If you’re not sure how much memory is in your computer, follow these instructions:

1. Choose About This Mac from the Apple () menu.
2. Click the Overview tab.
3. Check the number next to Memory.

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