Have you ever found yourself in a position when you needed to know something about your motherboard or RAM chips and you didn't feel like turning your computer off and taking apart or you are away from your computer and taking your pc apart is simply not an option? Well, there's a way to get some info about your hardware using console!
Command that you will want to use is:
This command will give you whole bunch of output that will look something similar to this:
nas-1:~# dmidecode # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 39 structures occupying 1196 bytes. Table at 0x000F0100. Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information Vendor: Award Software International, Inc. Version: F8a Release Date: 12/06/2007 Address: 0xE0000 Runtime Size: 128 kB ROM Size: 1024 kB Characteristics: PCI is supported PNP is supported APM is supported BIOS is upgradeable BIOS shadowing is allowed Boot from CD is supported Selectable boot is supported EDD is supported 5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) Print screen service is supported (int 5h) 8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h) Serial services are supported (int 14h) Printer services are supported (int 17h) CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h) ACPI is supported USB legacy is supported LS-120 boot is supported ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported BIOS boot specification is supported Targeted content distribution is supported Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Product Name: P35-DS3L Version: Serial Number: UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-001D7DAB265D Wake-up Type: Power Switch SKU Number: Family: ....
That list goes on and on and on...
If you are interested in something specific, you can get information about:
To do that, type the following command:
dmidecode -t <element from list above>