See How Much RAM is Installed in Your Mac

  Matt Cone       September 4, 2021      Tutorials Mac Hardware


Do you know how much RAM is installed in your Mac? You should. RAM, or random access memory, stores the code and instructions for macOS and any applications open on your Mac. The more RAM you have, the more applications you can have open at once. Knowing how much RAM you have installed in your Mac is an important piece of information that could change how you use your computer.

Here’s how to check how much RAM you have installed:

  1. From the Apple menu, select About This Mac. The window shown below appears.

    About this Mac window with RAM information

  2. The amount of memory installed in your computer is displayed.

The RAM modules in most Mac can’t be upgraded, but you can monitor your Mac’s memory usage and quit open applications to free up more memory.

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