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vkman72 07-17-2006 11:03 AM

Command to find out Memory speed
 
Hello,

I am looking for a command to find out the Memory hardware speed (like in MHZ).

I am working on suse linux 10.1.


Thanks for your help in Advance.


VK

google01103 07-17-2006 12:11 PM

Never saw a command or program that would. If you interupt your boot process and enter the bios it should be there.

One thing I've never found in Linux is overclocking utilities .

marozsas 07-17-2006 12:45 PM

There is the program memtest which can be found in the grub menu of some distros (Conectiva, Mandrake, Mandriva at least) or in some LiveCD.

For instance, the boot CD of SuSE 9.3 has memtest.
Just boot with the disk 1, and type "memtest" in the boot: prompt.

In the top left screen, you will see the speed for L1 and L2 cache, and RAM speed. Mine is target as 3120 MB/s @ 166MHz. :)

lefty.crupps 08-13-2007 03:39 PM

http://www.crucial.com has a Windows executable (or an ActiveX thing, or maybe both) that can tell you this stuff. It's pretty amazing what it pulls up about your memory configuration, such as speed, used/unused slots, even motherboard model. Then, of course, it tells you what to buy to help the Windows system -- too bad it doesn't offer Linux!

I would love to see a tool like this for Linux, but I too cannot find anything.

ignivs 09-24-2007 09:33 AM

try this
 
Try lshw. It won't tell you what you need to buy, of course, this is just for windows lamers like the one who posts first.

lefty.crupps 09-25-2007 12:47 PM

root$ lshw
 
Wow, the lshw (when run as root) is exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

Code:

*-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 1000
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 768MB
          capacity: 1GB
        *-bank:0
            description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns)
            physical id: 0
            slot: DIMM_A
            size: 512MB
            width: 64 bits
            clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)
        *-bank:1
            description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns)
            physical id: 1
            slot: DIMM_B
            size: 256MB
            width: 64 bits
            clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)


marozsas 09-25-2007 01:22 PM

nice tip. one more tool in my belt...

pilotgi 09-25-2007 09:09 PM

I tried lshw but I got "command not found"

riba43 09-26-2007 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilotgi (Post 2903822)
I tried lshw but I got "command not found"

I have SuSE 10.3RC1 and got the same :
Password:
riba:~ # lshw
-bash: lshw: command not found
riba:~ #

pwc101 09-26-2007 04:14 AM

You need to install it on some distros. It should in your package manager somewhere :)

riba43 09-26-2007 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwc101 (Post 2904072)
You need to install it on some distros. It should in your package manager somewhere :)

Thanks pwc101, I found it on the web and installed it. It works OK.

rushtoshankar 12-04-2007 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ignivs (Post 2902084)
Try lshw. It won't tell you what you need to buy, of course, this is just for windows lamers like the one who posts first.

Wonderful command ! Thanks !

sadiqdm 12-05-2007 11:28 AM

lshw is available for openSuse from the Packman repositories, and has GUI which appears as Hardware Lister in the System > Configuration menu.

I've been using a live cd from PartedMagic as my partitioning and rescue disk, and it has it. Very useful for checking your hardware before doing an install.

mac57 12-05-2007 12:28 PM

openSUSE 10.3 has lshw and lshw-gui. You can run lshw via:

Code:

# lshw
and the GUI version via:

Code:

# lshw -X
You might also want to check out the excellent "hardinfo", available at:

http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage

This does not appear to be in the openSUSE repository set - you will have to build from source. It is an excellent tool however - I have used it in other distros.

trancephorm 11-26-2008 04:29 AM

Nice, but here's what lshw outputs in my system... There's no info about memory clock :(

Code:

    *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 2a
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 2GiB
        *-bank:0
            description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
            product: PartNum0
            vendor: Manufacturer0
            physical id: 0
            serial: SerNum0
            slot: DIMM0
            size: 1GiB
            width: 64 bits
        *-bank:1
            description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
            product: PartNum1
            vendor: Manufacturer1
            physical id: 1
            serial: SerNum1
            slot: DIMM1
            size: 1GiB
            width: 64 bits



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