Re: Any way to tell what the RAM configuration is?

2006-12-06 Thread Chuck Swiger

On Dec 6, 2006, at 11:00 AM, patrick wrote:

I'm wondering if there's any way in FreeBSD (4.x on i386) to tell what
the RAM configuration in the system is? ie. Can it show me if I have
four 256MB modules versus two 512MB's? Obviously it would be possible
to just open up the computer and see for my self, I'm hoping I can
save myself a trip and wrecking an uptime of 670 days. :)


Sure.  Install the dmidecode port (from /usr/ports/sysutils/ 
dmidecode), and run:


  dmidecode -t memory


# dmidecode 2.8
SMBIOS 2.3 present.

Handle 0x1000, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
Error Information Handle: No Error
Number Of Devices: 4

Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 23 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x1000
Error Information Handle: No Error
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 128 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: 1
Locator: DIMM_A
Bank Locator: BANK_1
Type: SDRAM
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
[ ... ]


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-Chuck

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Re: Any way to tell what the RAM configuration is?

2006-12-06 Thread Vince Hoffman

patrick wrote:

I'm wondering if there's any way in FreeBSD (4.x on i386) to tell what
the RAM configuration in the system is? ie. Can it show me if I have
four 256MB modules versus two 512MB's? Obviously it would be possible
to just open up the computer and see for my self, I'm hoping I can
save myself a trip and wrecking an uptime of 670 days. :)


I think 
http://freebsd.rambler.ru/bsdmail/freebsd-questions_2005/msg18034.html

has an answer you can use.

(basicly try usr/ports/sysutils/dmidecode) this dumps the bios info in a 
readable form, just look for the memory module information. worked for me


Handle 0x0007, DMI type 5, 20 bytes
Memory Controller Information
   Error Detecting Method: None
   Error Correcting Capabilities:
   None
   Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
   Maximum Total Memory Size: 8192 MB
   Supported Speeds:
   70 ns
   60 ns
   50 ns
   Supported Memory Types:
   DIMM
   SDRAM
   Memory Module Voltage: 2.9 V
   Associated Memory Slots: 2
   0x0008
   0x0009
   Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
   None

Handle 0x0008, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM0
   Bank Connections: 0 1
   Current Speed: 75 ns
   Type: DIMM
   Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM1
   Bank Connections: 2 3
   Current Speed: 75 ns
   Type: DIMM
   Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK





Thanks,

Patrick
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Re: Any way to tell what the RAM configuration is?

2006-12-06 Thread Josh Carroll

Sure.  Install the dmidecode port (from /usr/ports/sysutils/
dmidecode), and run:

   dmidecode -t memory


Of course, this relies on the BIOS reporting the memory properly. In
my case, on an Asus P5B motherboard, it reports the RAM at 533 MHz
(DDR2-533), even though it's set in the BIOS to run at DDR2-800.

So, your mileage may vary, but as long as the BIOS is reporting it
accurately, dmidecode is the way to go.

Josh
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Re: Re: Any way to tell what the RAM configuration is?

2006-12-06 Thread patrick

Awesome, that works like a charm!

Thanks,

Patrick

On 12/6/06, Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

On Dec 6, 2006, at 11:00 AM, patrick wrote:
 I'm wondering if there's any way in FreeBSD (4.x on i386) to tell what
 the RAM configuration in the system is? ie. Can it show me if I have
 four 256MB modules versus two 512MB's? Obviously it would be possible
 to just open up the computer and see for my self, I'm hoping I can
 save myself a trip and wrecking an uptime of 670 days. :)

Sure.  Install the dmidecode port (from /usr/ports/sysutils/
dmidecode), and run:

   dmidecode -t memory

 # dmidecode 2.8
 SMBIOS 2.3 present.

 Handle 0x1000, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
 Physical Memory Array
 Location: System Board Or Motherboard
 Use: System Memory
 Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
 Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
 Error Information Handle: No Error
 Number Of Devices: 4

 Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 23 bytes
 Memory Device
 Array Handle: 0x1000
 Error Information Handle: No Error
 Total Width: 72 bits
 Data Width: 64 bits
 Size: 128 MB
 Form Factor: DIMM
 Set: 1
 Locator: DIMM_A
 Bank Locator: BANK_1
 Type: SDRAM
 Type Detail: Synchronous
 Speed: 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
 [ ... ]

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-Chuck



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