Displaying a system’s DMI information

Linux has a very handy function, dmidecode, that can be used to display useful information about the hardware configuration of a system. The more general purpose command hardinfo displays some of the same information but not all.

Basic usage is:

sudo dmidecode

The output can be made more specific using one of the options described here. In my case, I wanted to know what the part number of the DRAM fitted to a system was while the system was running and without literally looking at the part. This command selects the memory information:

sudo dmidecode -t memory

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