Step 1: Identify the RAM in a computer

With Windows XP, there are two ways to view control panels: Classic View and Category View. The options available depend on which one of these two views you are using. If you see the Switch to Category View option on the left, you are currently in the classic view mode. If Switch to Classic View is displayed, you are currently in Category View mode. For this step, you want to use Classic View mode.

From the Start menu, select Control Panel. In the Control Panel, choose System to open the System Properties dialog box. Alternatively, you can get this information by clicking the Start button and right clicking the My Computer icon. Next, choose Properties from the drop-down menu. The computer operating system and service pack information are listed in the upper part of the dialog box. The computer processor type, speed, and memory are listed in the lower portion.

Check your computer and determine the amount of RAM available to the CPU. How much RAM is in your computer?

994 MHz, 956 MB of RAM

Step 2: Determine the size of the hard disk drive

Double-click the My Computer icon on your computer desktop. If you do not have a My Computer icon, click Start and choose My Computer.

Right-click the local disk drive under the Hard Disk Drives Section (which is usually the C drive), and select Properties. This opens the Local Disk Properties dialog box. The total capacity of the hard drive is shown above the Drive C icon.

Determine the size of the hard drive on your computer. What is the total size of the hard drive in GB?

43.9 GB

Step 3: Determine the free space and used space on the hard drive

What is the used space of your hard drive in GB

8.57 GB

What is the free space of your hard drive in GB?

35.3 GB

Step 4: Check for other storage devices

Right-click the Start button and select Explore. Select My Computer in the left pane.

How many drive letters are shown in the window that appears?

Memiliki 4 (Empat) Drive

Right-click on a drive icon other than C: and select Properties. The Removable Disk Properties window appears.

Select the Hardware tab, which provides information on each device and whether it is working properly.

Step 5: Reflection

  1. Why is it important to know the amount of RAM in your computer?

Karena Sistem operasi dapat berfungsi ia memerlukan RA. RAM juga diperlukan karena tempat menyimpan data yang sedang diproses oleh CPU. Semua program jalan atau berproses di RAM. Dan data yang disimpan dapat diakses, dibuka kembali secara acak atau dibutuhkan.

  1. Why is the size of a hard drive as well as the space being used important?

Karena untuk mereka yang menjalankan diluar dari harddisk dan bukan untuk mereka yang tidak mempunyai data yang cukup untuk mengupload ke harddisk mereka sehingga ukuran harddisk yang digunakan tergantung pada bagaimana seseorang menggunakan ukuran harddisk itu.