[PLUG-TALK] Laptop Memory Question

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Mar 10 15:08:51 PST 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Rich Shepard wrote:

>   I've a Dell Latitude E5410 with the 2G RAM I ordered for it, and I 
> want to add more memory. The tech specs on Dell's Web site say 
> maximum memory is 4G. My question is if the limit is 4G total (in 
> both slots), or 4G per slot (8G total)?
>   Does anyone know? I assume (haven't yet looked) that there's a 1G 
> module in each slot now.

Assuming you're running Linux, run the dmidecode utility and look for 
the section called "Physical Memory Array." There will be a field 
labeled "Maximum Capacity" that will tell you the overall maximum RAM 
your system can hold.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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