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How To Find Your Computer’s Maximum RAM Capacity

Upgrading the RAM on your computer is easy. You just need to know your computer’s maximum RAM capacity, and this article is here to help.

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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:

find maximum ram capacity linux

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 Change The Mobile Number On Your Emirates ID

Changing the mobile number associated with your Emirates ID doesn’t have to be a hassle. This quick guide will show you how to do so.

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Thanks to the Emirates ID it’s easy to get access to UAE government services, vote in the elections of Federal National Council, or register an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. But what if your Emirates ID is associated with a mobile number you no longer use? In that case, just follow these 3 simple steps in order to change the mobile number on your Emirates ID.

Step 1: Go To The ICA Smart Services Page

To get started, you need to follow this link to visit the ICA Smart Services page.

The page allows UAE citizens and residents to amend their mobile phone number registered in the systems of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

Step 2: Enter Required Information

Once you’re there, you will be asked to provide certain required identification information, including your current nationality, file number (mentioned on your VISA), passport number, name, date of birth, last entry date (the date stamped on your passport), and email address.

When you fill in all the fields, another form will appear, asking you to type in your mobile phone number and giving you the opportunity to enter a new one.

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Step 3: Review Your Application & Pay The Fee

Before you submit your application, you’ll be given an opportunity to double check it, and we highly recommend you carefully review all information to avoid issues and slowdowns during processing.

Finally, you need to pay the fee for changing the mobile number linked to your Emirates ID. At the time of writing this article, the fee is AED 52.10 ($15 USD). An invoice with payment instructions will arrive to the email address you’ve entered in Step 1.

Assuming you’ve made no mistakes, your phone number should be updated in a week or so. To see if an update has been made, go to the ID Card Status page and enter your PRAN (application number) or IDN number.

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