Can I Upgrade My RAM?

2015-05-09

Tags:
  • bash
Categories:
  • howto

Problem

We need more RAM. We don't want to open up the computer just to see if there's a free slot.

Solution

sudo lshw -short -class memory
    
H/W path         Device      Class          Description
=======================================================
/0/0                         memory         64KiB BIOS
/0/4/5                       memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6                       memory         256KiB L2 cache
/0/4/7                       memory         3MiB L3 cache
/0/41                        memory         4GiB System Memory
/0/41/0                      memory         2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1067 MHz (0,9 ns)
/0/41/1                      memory         DIMM [empty]
/0/41/2                      memory         2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1067 MHz (0,9 ns)
/0/41/3                      memory         DIMM [empty]
    
      

The last 5 lines mean that we have 2 modules of 2GiB each, and 2 free slots.