Laptop Troubleshooting, Tips

How to Check Maximum RAM Supported On Your Laptop

Sometimes, it becomes mandatory for a user to upgrade or change the RAM; the reasons can differ. While upgrading or changing the RAM, a question might come into the user’s mind, i.e., what is the maximum RAM capacity supported by his laptop.

In some scenarios, your laptop became short on memory (especially in old gaming laptops). In this case, you also need to upgrade the RAM. And this time, you might want to upgrade it to the maximum RAM capacity, but you didn’t know how much RAM you could extend. So that’s why we bring two easy tutorials for you to check how much RAM your laptop can support.

First Solution:

  1. Press Windows Key + R, type “cmd” in the search bar, and press Enter.


2. On the command prompt screen, type wmic memphysical get maxcapacity, and press Enter.



3. Now some numbers will appear on the screen, which is the maximum supported RAM capacity in Kilobytes, convert the Kilobytes into Gigabytes using a calculator or Divide the numbers by 1024 two times.

33554432KB / 1024 = 32768MB, 32768MB / 1024 = 32 GB

The results will appear. In our case, the maximum supported memory capacity was around 32 GB (on HP Pavilion 15-cc023cl).

Second Solution:

For checking the maximum supported RAM capacity of your laptop, you can do internet research. Concerning the official website’s support would be the best option.

As we observed, the maximum supported RAM capacity for a 1 to 2 years old model was around 64GB. For the 3 to 5 years old model, the maximum supported RAM capacity was around 32GB or 16GB.

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