Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a PC with a an old AMD Sempron 3000+ processor on which I wanna query the motherboard aka mainboard model number to check which kind of RAM to buy for it.

How do I do this in Ubuntu 11.10?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Run sudo lshw, that should give you back all the info you need.

share|improve this answer

If you're looking for a GUI solution, try the package 'hardinfo'

share|improve this answer
what does it do? how will it help? how do you get it? – stephenmyall Aug 21 '12 at 12:56

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.