How To Find Out Maximum Supported RAM Or Number Of Available DIMM Slots In Linux

If you need a quick way to find out how much RAM your Linux system supports or to determine the number of DIMM slots available, you can use a command line tool called “dmidecode”.To find out the maximum RAM capacity and the number of RAM slots available, use the following command:sudo dmidecode -t 16The output should look something like this:# dmidecode 2.11SMBIOS 2.6 present.Handle 0x0032, DMI type 16, 15 bytesPhysical Memory Array Location: System Board Or Motherboard Use: System Memory Error Correction Type: None Maximum Capacity: 16 GB Error Information Handle: Not Provided Number Of Devices: 4The “Maximum Capacity” is the maximum RAM supported by your system, while “Number of Devices” is the number of memory (DIMM) slots available on your computer.To see complete memory information, including the info above along with currently installed memory information (RAM speed, size, etc.), use:sudo dmidecode -t memoryHere’s an example output for the command above:# dmidecode 2.11SMBIOS 2.6 present.Handle 0x0032, DMI type 16, 15 bytesPhysical Memory Array Location: System Board Or Motherboard

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