Saturday, October 29, 2011

How to Find the type of Memory Installed in Your Computer : Ubuntu Trick

In the case of upgrading, you have to know what type of memory installed in your machine. Capacity, Type, Speed etc.  here you can see a simple trick to find all details of your memory.

Open a terminal and type the following

$ sudo dmidecode --type memory

You can see the output like this

# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
    Location: System Board Or Motherboard
    Use: System Memory
    Error Correction Type: None
    Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Number Of Devices: 4
Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0017
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: J6H2
    Bank Locator: CHAN A DIMM 1
    Type: DDR2
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
    Manufacturer: 0x7F4F000000000000
    Serial Number: 0x0007BF39
    Asset Tag: Unknown
    Part Number: 0x4A4D383030514C552D324720202020202020

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