Discover RAM info without opening your case

Who says you can’t find anything useful on Digg? Not me that’s for sure. I just discovered an ever so handy Linux command to find out what kind of RAM you have.

It’s easy enough, just run
sudo dmidecode --type memory

And you’ll get something back, like:
# dmidecode 2.10
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x1000
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 2048 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM_1
Bank Locator: Not Specified
Type: DDR2
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 800 MHz
Manufacturer: AD00000000000000
Serial Number: 0000100B
Asset Tag: 010807
Part Number: HYMP125U64CP8-S6

Pretty cool, huh?

It doesn’t stop there, however.

Valid type keywords are:

Go crazy.

2 thoughts on “Discover RAM info without opening your case

  1. This relies on smbios information which, unfortunately, often doesn’t reflect reality 🙂 Most vendors get it right, but it’s certainly not uncommon to find it just flat out wrong.

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