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cmd box: find out how much RAM there is

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Hi!

I'm searching for a preferably internal command in DOS box which tells me how much RAM there is at all in the system. Is there anything like this? Or will I have to use an external tool?

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mem

type mem /? for switch information
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yeah, I knew that already. But mem tells me only how much conventional ram (640 k) is there, not the total amount of RAM in system.

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Doesn't DOS suffer from the 640Kb barrier? (And it was Bill Gates who said "640Kb should be enough for anyone" - what does he know?!!) I'm not sure you can find out from DOS the total memory available.
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:lol: Yeah, you're so **** right! And unfortunately you might be right with what you've said about the total amount of RAM. :( But doesn't anyone know a little freeware tool?

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:lol: Yeah, you're so **** right! And unfortunately you might be right with what you've said about the total amount of RAM. :( But doesn't anyone know a little freeware tool?

I use msinfo32 to generate a report file and grep the memory size out of that.

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You could use a vbscript/wmi combo. It's very easy...
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