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How to find out how much RAM is on your Chromebook



Chromebook RAM logo

RAM is important when it comes to how well your computer works. Chromebooks need less RAM than other computers with Windows 10 or macOS. Still, you may feel like you need more. We show you how to find out how much RAM your Chromebook has.

If you happen to know which Chromebook model you have, you can quickly search for it on Google to find the specs. However, there is an even easier way: there are actually two.

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About the system page

The first method does not require additional apps or extensions. On your Chromebook, open your Chrome web browser and type ̵

6;chrome: // system’ in the address bar.

type the Chrome system page in the URL bar

This will open the built-in Chrome OS ‘About System’ page. There is a lot of information here, but we are only interested in one thing.

To see how much RAM you have, look for the “meminfo” item and click “Expand” next to it.

find meminfo and expand

In the extended information panel you will see “MemTotal” and “MemAvailable” at the top. The numbers are in kilobytes (KB), which you can (roughly) translate into gigabytes (GB) by adding a decimal to the first digit. For example, my Chromebook has 3,938,392 KB of RAM, so that’s about 3.9 GB.

RAM data

Cog – System info viewer

The second method requires a highly rated Chrome web app. It has a cleaner interface and the information is easier to understand.

To use this method, open the Chrome Web Store on your Chromebook, then click ‘Add to Chrome’ next to ‘Cog – System Info Viewer’.

Cog - System info viewer

After downloading the app, open the app drawer and launch it.

start the Cog app

The app opens and displays information about your Chromebook. In the “Memory” section you will see the RAM in gigabytes.

RAM info in Cog

That is it! The second option is much easier. However, you can also use any of these methods to see other details, including the CPU, which version of Chrome you are running, and a lot more!




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