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I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 on my netbook. I'd like to find out the RAM speed that the motherboard could take because I want to upgrade the memory. I used dmidecode but it could not figure out the speed of the RAM installed. Is there another command in Linux that can analyze the motherboard and tell me what speeds and size of RAM I could use?
going through dmidecode's output I see I have a 1 ns 1 GB RAM chip installed and that the motherboard can take up to 4 GB of DDR2 RAM. Maybe that's all I need, but I was hoping to find out the max speed in MHz. It also gave this for motherboard info:
Base Board Information
Product Name: Base Board Product Name
Serial Number: QTFDTM91400643
Asset Tag: Base Board Asset Tag
Board is a hosting board
Board is replaceable
Location In Chassis: Base Board Chassis Location
Chassis Handle: 0x0003
Contained Object Handles: 0
So from this I know it's a Quanta board and I have the serial #. I'll google around for the specs. on this board and see if I can find what I need.
Would help if you post the exact model-number and the manufacturer. Netbooks that can handle 4GB of RAM are rather uncommon.
Also keep in mind that changing to faster RAM will in almost any case not have a noticeable effect on the performance of your applications.
My netbook is a System76 star1 starling with 1 GB of RAM. I'd like to see it have 2 GB of RAM. I went to their site to get customer support but the online help could not use the serial # on my netbook. I'd have to call them