Chrome OS manages RAM differently than Windows or Mac computers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t optimize your workflow to make the most of your system’s potentially limited RAM. Here are some tips to help make your Chromebook’s RAM go further.
How to Check the Available RAM on Your Chromebook
You probably already know how much RAM your Chromebook has, but even if you don’t, there’s an easy way to find out. You’ll also be able to find out how much is in use (and by what!). There are a few ways to get this info.
For an Overall RAM Check: Use Cog
Cog is one of my favorite Chrome OS applications. It doesn’t get frequent updates, but it’s still a super useful utility for checking your system’s stats. It displays CPU, storage, RAM, battery, internet activity, and more data all in real-time. For this purpose here, of course, we’re going to focus on RAM.
If you feel like your system is getting sluggish and suspect that full RAM may be culprit, go ahead and fire up Cog. The RAM graph is pretty straightforward—for tells you how much RAM your system has, along with how much is in use. If it’s full, it’s probably time to see what’s eating it up.
To See What’s Using Your RAM: Use ChromeOS’ Built-in Task Manager