Discover Your Linux Computers Maximum Supported RAM

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Discover your Linux computers maximum supported RAM, from the terminal window.

You want to upgrade the internal memory of your computer, but you have no idea about the maximum supported RAM.

Like most people you can get the specifications from the system catalog, manuals or the system vendor’s website.

But, it is not necessary, because I will show you how to find out this from a terminal window.

Discover your Linux computers maximum supported RAM.

First install dmidecode:

sudo apt-get install dmidecode

Press Enter, done.

Now let's run the following command:

sudo dmidecode -t 16

Press Enter.

# dmidecode 3.2

Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.

SMBIOS 2.7 present.

Maximum Capacity: 16 GB

To view currently installed memory:

sudo dmidecode -t 17

Press Enter,

You will get lots more information, than listed below:

Size: 4096 MB
Form Factor: SODIMM
Speed: 1333 MT/s

Show more complete information:

sudo dmidecode -t memory

Press Enter, done.

Using this information, you can go to your preferred computer store with a specification and buy the correct memory.

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