How to Check Memory Usage in Windows 10
Is it time in order to buy some more RAM and also upgrade your computer’s total memory capacity? One way to find out is to test how many memory you guys are using. Windows has two built-in tools that basically work perfectly for this and not just the basic little green boxes that you find in the Task Manager actually. We are going to discuss How to Check Memory Usage in Windows 10.
Well, your computer’s operating system is constantly allocating resources to different tasks. Just like that, CPU and memory usage fluctuates constantly. We will show you how to view how much of the performance these two system resources are utilizing at any given point actually. In order to proceed, choose your operating system from the list below and then follow the instructions.
How can you Check Memory Usage in Windows 10?
In order to open up Resource Monitor, you guys just have to press Windows Key + R and then type resmon into the search box as well.
Resource Monitor will then tell you exactly how much RAM is being used, what is using it, and also allow you to sort the list of apps via it by many different categories. But, actually, it does not offer much else than that. For more details, you will need to open up Performance Monitor as well.
Check Detailed Memory Usage via Performance Monitor
- In order to open up Performance Monitor type: perfmon into the Run window (Windows Key + R).
- In the window that comes up, tap on the Performance Monitor under the Monitoring Tools in the left pane.
The right pane turns into a live graph or chart that looks like the screenshot below. Because you’ ae trying to look at the memory usage, you have to add it to what’s tracked by the live graph actually.
- Tap on the green plus symbol or click Ctrl + N on your keyboard.
- Now you have to scroll down the list of counters in the left pane and choose Memory, then tap Add. Memory is added as an active counter in the right pane, and when it is, then you can click OK to save changes and exit as well.
Now back on the graph, the memory will then start to be tracked. If you are looking for average memory use over time, then tap on the Committed Bytes line and it will display that information in the box above. There are some of the things to note about this chart:
- The graph and stats are generated live.
- This chart only shows data as far back as the moment that you added the counter type.
Schedule and Log Performance Monitoring
If live reporting is not what you guys are looking for, scheduled or logged monitoring might work better. In order to set this up, right-tap on the Data Collector Sets and choose User Defined > New > Data Collector Set.
- Give the data collector set a name (it can be whatever you want), and then set to Create Manually (Advanced) before tapping Next.
- Next set it to Create Data Logs, and also check the Performance counter box, and tap Next.
- Now on the next page tap on the Add button.
- Just as before with the live graph, you have to add Memory to the list of active counters.
- The same page where we tapped the Add button will now show a list of the counters you just added. Now tap on the Next button in order to continue.
- Then it’s time to select where the logs will be saved. I suggest your Documents folder or somewhere easy to find as well.
- Now you can also select to Save and close, and then tap on Finish to exit.
The performance log is now ready to run; all you have to do is start it. There are actually two different ways to go about starting this thing too. The first is to right-click on it and then manually start it. Yeah, irritating. The second way is to right-tap and opens up the Properties window as well.
- Within the properties window of the data collector, you can also set up when you want this thing in order to log system performance. You can also create multiple schedules for multiple different times. It’s really useful!
- When you have run a log, all that’s left to do is open it up and then see the results in Performance Monitor.
Well, these tools are still present in Windows 8 too. However, it is also worth mentioning here, though, that Task Manager in Windows 8 and also RT gives a lot of additional info concerning memory usage on its own actually.
Alright, folks, I hope you like this article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.