Find out what RAM type you have in Linux

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http://tips4linux.com – To check what RAM memory type yo have installed (and also see other useful information about your system), do a sudo dmidecode Depending on the version of dmidecode you have installed and the hardware configuration you have, each hardware device will have a certain type number assigned t it. On my machine, the RAM has type 6. So to see what RAM type and speed you have, do a sudo dmidecode –type 6 and the output will be something like # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.3 present. Handle 0×0008, DMI type 6, 12 bytes Memory Module Information Socket Designation: ROW-0 Bank Connections: 1 0 Current Speed: 800 Type: DIMM SDRAM Installed Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection) Enabled Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection) Error Status: OK (HowTos)