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Old 08-01-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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Getting Serial Numbers of H/w from a host


Hi Guys,

Does any one know the process or commands to get the serial no: of a h/w device from a host?

I am looking for serial No: of Hdd,Graphic card,processor,RAM

I can get the serials of HDD & RAM using hdparm & dmidecode,but don't know how to get it for processor & Graphics card.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 07:32 AM   #2
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The is a tool call lshw that will display a lot of information on hardware. It needs to be run as root user for complete information. However, I have not seen serial numbers for processors or graphics cards. That is not to say they don't exist, I have never seen serials for those devices.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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AFAIK, since the disaster with Pentium 3 serial numbers there are no more serial numbers in CPUs ( I don't know if AMD ever did that).

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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Hi,

hwinfo --gfxcard give me some info,but that is not the serial no: i am looking for
Code:
Unique ID: VCu0.rptl+piCYl5
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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I'm just wondering why you would want the serial numbers?

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The is a tool call lshw that will display a lot of information on hardware. It needs to be run as root user for complete information. However, I have not seen serial numbers for processors or graphics cards. That is not to say they don't exist, I have never seen serials for those devices.
Depends on what you call a serial number.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...ialNumber.aspx
 
Old 08-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #6
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AFAIK the original poster wanted a way to see the 'serial numbers' from the system, not viewing them via a label. Post 3 is interesting to read as to why CPU serial numbers are not provided by manufactures.
 
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AFAIK the original poster wanted a way to see the 'serial numbers' from the system, not viewing them via a label. Post 3 is interesting to read as to why CPU serial numbers are not provided by manufactures.
I actually posted that more so that OP knows that the actual CPUs are marked.

I know all about the annoying "Processor Serial Number" issue. I would be very suprised if the CPUs are not marked electronically with a serial number in some way, just its not accessable from the net (and possibly unable to be read at all, never checked that in detail).

I actually wite down the hardware serial numbers for allpart in the systems I build, 'just in case'.
 
  


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