Friday, 23 March 2007

Quick overview of system hardware

I was just looking to install more memory (I've come to the point where there's only at most one reason a month to start up the original WinXP install on my laptop, and now I want to play with running it inside qemu), and I wanted to know if there's a free memory bank in the laptop. The lshw program tells you such things - and lots of other stuff. Here's the part I needed:

description: System Memory
physical id: a
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 512MB
capacity: 2GB
description: SODIMM DDR Synchronous [empty]
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM #1
description: SODIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
product: NT512D64SH8B0GM-6K
vendor: 7F7F7F0B00000000
physical id: 1
serial: 41663624
slot: DIMM #2
size: 512MB
width: 64 bits
clock: 333MHz (3.003ns)

What else could I wish for? It even gives me enough details of the installed memory to find compatible parts by just web-searching with the product-string. Nice.

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