How to increase RAM on Windows 10 without buying it

Is your system slowing down due to less free RAM?  You can effectively increase the amount of RAM without purchasing another RAM stick! Yes, there is a term called ‘Virtual RAM’ which effectively increases the amount of RAM on your computer. In this article, we are going to elaborate on the process of how to create and limit the amount of RAM on your computer. Follow this step-by-step guide and in the end, enjoy the expanded RAM and a lag-free computer.


How to increase RAM in Windows 10

Follow these easy steps-

STEP 1 – Know your installed RAM

1. Press the Windows key+I keys together.

2. Then, click on the “System“.


18 Settings System


3. After that, click on the “About” on the left-hand side.

4. Check out the amount of “Installed RAM” on your computer.


About Installled Ram Min



STEP 2 – Increase the virtual RAM

1. Press Windows key+R to open the Run window on your computer.

2. In the Run window, type “sysdm.cpl” and then hit Enter to open System Properties.


Press Win + R To Open Run, Type Sysdm.cpl And Hit Eter


3. In the System Properties window, go to the Advanced” tab.

4. Under the Performance‘ tab, click on “Settings“.


Advanced Perfromance


5. In the Performance Options window, go to the “Advanced” tab.

6. Now, click on the radio button beside the option “Programs“.




7. Now, under the ‘Virtual memory‘ section, click on “Change” to change paged file size change.


Change Virtual Ram


8. In the Virtual Memory window, uncheck the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” so you can take control.

Now, you have to decide the storage option (Windows drive/ SSD drive)  to utilize as paged file resources.

11. Follow the next steps to configure the page settings more efficiently-

12. Select “C:” drive.


Select C


13. Then, click on “Custom size“.

14. Then, set the ‘Initial size’ and the ‘Maximum size’ accordingly.


There is a rough formula to calculate both values for any device.

Initial Size (MB) = 1.5*1024* (Insatlled RAM)

Maximum Size =3*1024* (Installed RAM)

Example- In this computer, the Installed RAM is = 8 GB.

So. the Inital size = 1.5*1024*8 = 12288

Maximum size will be = 3*1024*8= 24576

Do the calculations according to the available memory on your device.

16. To finalize the limit, click on “Set“.


Inital Size And Custom Size Ok


17. If a warning message pops up on your screen, click on “Yes. 


Sytem Props Yes Mesasge


18. Then, click on “OK“.




19. In the Performance Options window, click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” to save the changes.


Apply Ok


20. Finally, click on “Apply” and then on “OK” in the Properties window.


Final Apply Ok


Now you have successfully increased the virtual RAM of your system.

17 thoughts on “How to increase RAM on Windows 10 without buying it”

  1. This didn’t increase ram at all, this is some false information for people. All it did was just waste my time and gave me false hope…

  2. Even if my Ram did not increase, it defienetly increased my computer speed. Thanks a lot for this trick.

  3. I haven’t noticed an increase in the performance of several programs. However, webpages and my search engine load instantaneously. So it helped somewhat. Thanks for the information.

  4. I tried this step by step and nothing happened. My pc has 4.0 GB and it is slow(windows 10). I need a fast pc for work purposes. Bummer

  5. It doesn’t increase your ram and doesn’t affect your computer/laptop . It only increase your paging file and eat your space of your C: drive

    Yes it can help to speed up your computer/laptop


  6. how could I replace my hard drive with a larger hard drive but still use the same OS and the same programs without resetting or doing any change.

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