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Re: [dmidecode] Getting the speed of RAM using dmidecode

From: Jean Delvare
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] Getting the speed of RAM using dmidecode
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:25:39 +0100

Hi Mark,

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:12:50 +0200, Mark Ryden wrote:
> First - thanks a lot! it worked ! Great !
> Second:
> it gave me :
> 2 banks:
> Fundamental Memory type in both is DDR2 SDRAM
> on one bank:
> Maximum module speed                            666MHz (PC2-5300)
> and on the second:
> Maximum module speed                            400MHz (PC2-3200)
> So I guess my PC is working with the lowest speed (400 Mhz) for both
> RAM sticks (and I should consider upgrading).


> Another thing which occurred to me after running this:
> what is (PC2-5300) in first bank and (PC2-3200) in the second ? does
> this has anything to do with speed?

Yes, the PC/PC2 name is an approximation (memory is such a complex
thing these days) of the memory module bandwidth (in Mb/s if I recall
properly.) The higher the number, the faster the memory module.

You can read additional information on this topic on the
always-excellent wikipedia:

Jean Delvare

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