How to check my memory good or bad?

@May2k8 (6818)
Indonesia
February 25, 2009 11:46am CST
I have some problem in my memory RAM, every time i want to play a game this memory make my computer hang, this happen too with MS Word and i don't have clue. I try to check out my memory but don't result anything. My memory is 256MB single bank (8 IC), if someone know how to check my memory please share your knowledge.
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3 responses
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 09
hi, try pcwizard to check your memory. you can find it in download dot com. are you sure it's a memory problem? as others can cause problem too. your memory is low... try to upgrade to 512mb or even 1gb.
@May2k8 (6818)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 09
Thanks for the information, i would look up memtest and download pcwizard.
@eggpoy (133)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
yup yup.. try to upgrade it into 1gb or higher 256mb memory is not enough for gaming..
@May2k8 (6818)
• Indonesia
2 Mar 09
What do you mean 256mb not enough for gaming? May be if we use old games, and old Windows can use smaller than 1gb. I use 2 Windows, 1)Windows ME and 2)Windows XP. In Windows ME, for ME itself need 64mb to uploading into memory. In Windows XP, for XP itself need 192mb to uploading into memory. For Windows Vista need 512mb to uploading into memory, it defend how the system requirement your specification. Perhaps you are right my memory is low, my free space in my Hard Disk is only 200mb :(. I need more space to do swap file. Thanks for your response.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
You can use widgets of yahoo or if your a vista user, you can use the sidebar. I think the task manager also displays the memory usage of the PC.
@May2k8 (6818)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 09
I am not using vista right now, i am using XP. I think the task manager only for check how much i use my memory and running program. Thanks for your response.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
The computer checks the memory upon boot up. If you have bad memory then the computer will not boot.Cheers!!
@May2k8 (6818)
• Indonesia
2 Mar 09
Thanks for your response....the computer will boot even i have bad memory, cause there is 1 pin i think not connect with correctly. I don't know what use for that pin, in memory SDRAM have 168 pin split with 2*84 pin.