Is it possible to query through Terminal how much ram my motherboard can take?
I'm looking to see if i can even upgrade.
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lshw (list hardware) with sudo, -Class memory:
sudo lshw -C memory [sudo] password for stefan: *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: American Megatrends Inc. physical id: 0 version: 0208 (01/31/2005) size: 64KiB capacity: 448KiB capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot *-cache:0 description: L1 cache physical id: 5 slot: L1-Cache size: 32KiB capacity: 32KiB capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data *-cache:1 description: L2 cache physical id: 6 slot: L2-Cache size: 2MiB capacity: 2MiB capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified *-memory description: System Memory physical id: 1b slot: System board or motherboard size: 1GiB capacity: 3GiB *-bank:0 description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous product: PartNum0 vendor: Manufacturer0 physical id: 0 serial: SerNum0 slot: DIMM0 size: 512MiB width: 64 bits *-bank:1 description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous product: PartNum1 vendor: Manufacturer1 physical id: 1 serial: SerNum1 slot: DIMM1 size: 512MiB width: 64 bits
size: 1GiB capacity: 3GiB
is what you're looking for. My system has 1GiB, but would take 3.