Find How Much Memory a Program is using on Windows

How Much Memory a Program is using on Windows
 A slow or sluggish computer is often caused by low memory resources available. It could be due to having too many programs running simultaneously or some programs are using all memory resources available on your computer. Before you hit the store to upgrade your computer RAM, its worth to spend some time to find whether your computer already has all the memory that you need or some programs are using too much memory than it was supposed to. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the Task Manager utility in Windows that allows you to find how much memory a program is using on your computer.

Task Manager is a system monitoring utility that is included with the Microsoft Windows systems. To run Task Manager, Right click on the Windows taskbar, and select Task Manager from the menu shown. 

Run Task Manager

Once the Task Manager is loaded, it will show a list of processes that are currently running on your computer. Under the memory column, it will tell how much memory each of the currently running program is consuming in Megabytes (MB). It will also tell how much free memory is available in percentage (%). Click on the memory column and this will move the largest memory consumer program to the top. 

how much memory a program is using

If you find unnecessary programs are running or simply using too much memory resources, you can exit the program to free up memory space or uninstall them from the control panel. If your computer is still slow or sluggish at this point, you may need to add extra memory RAM to improve the performance of your computer.

You just learned how to find how much memory a program is using on Windows. If you have any questions or face any issue, kindly leave your comments in the comment section below.



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