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How To Find Your Computer’s Maximum RAM Capacity

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There are many hardware components that determine the performance of your computer, and the amount of RAM your computer has is among them. The good news is that upgrading RAM is easy — you just need to know your computer’s maximum RAM capacity, and this article is here to help.

What Is RAM & Why Is It Important?

Random-access memory, or RAM for short, is the short-term memory of your computer. It’s used to temporarily store important data from the hard disk so that it can be quickly retrieved and processed.

Most computers today come with 8 GB to 32 GB of RAM, but adding more RAM is as simple as inserting an extra RAM stick into the corresponding slot on the motherboard.

Why would you want to do that? Because not having a sufficient amount of RAM can slow down your computer to a crawl, making applications painfully slow or even impossible to open.

But before you purchase more RAM, you should find your computer’s maximum RAM capacity, which is determined by three factors: the operating system, the motherboard, and the processor.

Find Maximum RAM Capacity On Windows

Determining the maximum RAM capacity on Windows is easy since all you need to do is run a single command in the Command Prompt:

  1. Open the Start menu, type “CMD”, to launch the Command Prompt.
  2. Enter the following command and press enter:

wmic memphysical get MaxCapacity, MemoryDevices

This was our output:

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MaxCapacity is the maximum RAM capacity (in kilobytes) installable for your computer. Since 1 KB is equal to 0.000001 GB, we can see that the maximum computer RAM is 32 Gigabytes (GB).

MemoryDevices is the number of memory slots our motherboard is equipped with. Because we have four slots, we can install four 8 GB RAM sticks.

Find Maximum RAM Capacity On Mac

All newer Macs with Intel chipsets can theoretically address 256 terabytes of memory, but they don’t always make it possible for users to install additional memory sticks. Here’s how you can identify how many memory slots your Mac is equipped with and whether the slots are utilized:

  1. Click the Apple menu icon in the top-left corner and select “About This Mac”.
  2. Switch to the “Memory” tab for information about your RAM.

You should see an easy-to-understand visual representation of your memory slots and the memory modules installed in them.

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If you have a Mac with Mac OS X Lion or older, you won’t see this visual representation, but you can still determine how many memory slots your Mac contains using System Profiler (/Applications/Utilities).

Find Maximum RAM Capacity On Linux

You can find the maximum RAM capacity in any Linux distribution using a tool called dmidecode. This tool allows you to dump your computer’s DMI table contents in a human-readable format. Since the DMI table contains information about the system’s hardware components, it can tell us everything we need to know about RAM capacity.

  1. Install “dmidecode” on your Linux distribution.
  2. Enter the following command to find out the maximum RAM capacity supported by your computer:

sudo dmidecode -t 16

This was our output:

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As you can see, our system supports up to 129 GB of RAM and has 64 RAM slots (that’s because it’s a virtual machine).

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Conclusion

It doesn’t take much effort to determine the maximum RAM capacity of a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, and you can use this information to plan your next hardware upgrade. With enough RAM, you won’t be experiencing annoying slowdowns, long boot times, and many other performance issues.

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How To Check Postpaid Balance In Etisalat

If you’re new to the United Arab Emirates, or just purchased a postpaid plan, this step-by-step guide will show you how to check your postpaid balance in Etisalat.

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Communication is essential, especially when you’re in the United Arab Emirates. This step-by-step guide on how to check postpaid balance in Etisalat is intended for those who have either already selected Etisalat as their telecommunications services provider or are currently thinking about it and would like to know how to perform basic tasks.

What Is Etisalat?

Etisalat (Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC) is a telecommunications services provider based in the United Arab Emirates. It currently operates in 15 countries across Asia and has a total customer base of more than 167 million users, making it the 12th largest voice carrier in the world.

The provider is especially popular among those who prefer to be paid only for what they really use thanks to its postpaid plans, called Freedom and New Freedom. With postpaid plans, you can keep the conversation going for as long as you want to and know that you won’t run out of allocated minutes or data.

Etisalat’s postpaid plans start at just 100 AED a month, and they come with a number of optional cost-saving addons that let you customize them based on your needs and preferences.

Benefits Of Etisalat Mobile App

All Etisalat customers are encouraged to download the Etisalat mobile app, which is called simply My Etisalat (available for Android and iOS devices).

The app lets you conveniently manage your account, manager services, check & recharge your balance, see the most frequently dialed numbers, durations of your phone calls, and much more.

My Etisalat has an intuitive user interface that takes advantage of platform-native features, so you’ll feel right at home within minutes of installing it on your mobile device.

How To Check Postpaid Balance

Learning how to check postpaid balance in the Etisalat app is as straightforward as it gets:

  1. Install the My Etisalat app on your Android or iOS device. The app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Just be aware that the iOS version is, for some reason, 10-times larger than the Android version.
  2. Next, launch the My Etisalat app and log in using your username and password.
  3. Finally, go to the Usage section and look for your current balance.

Alternatively, you can quickly check your postpaid balance by dialing the USSD code *142# directly from your phone app, free of charge.

As you can see, checking your postpaid balance using the My Etisalat app can take you less then two minutes, including the time required to install the app itself. If you’re based in Dubai, check out this guide on how to check your Nol card balance in just 3 simple steps.

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