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Old 07-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 07-17-2006, 01:11 PM   #2
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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 .
 
Old 07-17-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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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.

Last edited by marozsas; 07-17-2006 at 01:46 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 01:47 PM   #6
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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)
 
Old 09-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #7
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nice tip. one more tool in my belt...
 
Old 09-25-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
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I tried lshw but I got "command not found"
 
Old 09-26-2007, 04:35 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
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:~ #
 
Old 09-26-2007, 05:14 AM   #10
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You need to install it on some distros. It should in your package manager somewhere
 
Old 09-26-2007, 10:31 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:17 PM   #12
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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 !
 
Old 12-05-2007, 12:28 PM   #13
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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.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 01:28 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 05:29 AM   #15
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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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