Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/175434/how-can-i-check-my-computers-ram-configuration-without-opening-the-case/
If you need a more detailed look at your RAM configuration than the basic about Windows report provides, you can find out all you need to know without cracking open the case. Read on to see how you can check your configuration and installed RAM module stats.
I usually prefer CPU-Z, because it tells me if the RAM was overclocked, undervolted, blah, blah, properly or not. And it keeps updating without me having to press Up + Enter again and again.
I use the Crucial System Scanner tool at crucial.com. It shows the exact config, and the max RAM your computer can hold, and more. Plus it's a great place to buy memory upgrades; I've been buying RAM (and flash drives) from them for years, and have never had a problem.
SIW Portable is my favorite. I keep this and a bunch of portable apps on my "geek" USB drive just for such things, http://download.cnet.com/SIW-Portable/3000-2094_4-75449686.html
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