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How to increase the amount of RAM in the Asus Eee PC


Want to squeeze a little more out of your Asus Eee PC? Replace its native 512MB RAM module with a 1GB or 2GB module. This is a quick and easy guide on how to replace the RAM in your Eee PC 700 series (4G or 8G).

  1. 1 The acquisition of suitable memory. Based on the standards, DDR2 RAM modules for laptops (not for desktop PCs) with a 200-pin connector. Choose which memory bar you want: with a capacity of 1GB or 2GB, with a frequency of 553MHz or 667MHz. Also, the latter characteristic may be indicated as PC-4200 or PC-5300 marks, respectively. When choosing a manufacturer, do not limit yourself to such popular brands as Kingston, Corsair, Patriot, and Viking.
  2. 2 Turn off your Eee PC, if it is turned on. Also disconnect the power supply from it.
  3. 3 Get your Eee PC readyby placing it upside down on a flat, slightly springy surface. Keep your laptop facing you. The Eee PC must lie on its cover while replacing the memory, so use a non-abrasive surface. For example, you can use a large mouse pad, a foam litter, a cloth, or even carpet. Make sure that the surface is not electrified.
  4. 4 Remove the battery. This will prevent a short circuit on your motherboard during the process. To remove the battery:
    1. Use the left thumb to slide and hold the left latch holding the battery.
    2. With your right hand, also slide and hold the right latch.
    3. Carefully remove the battery from the laptop with your right hand. Lightly press the latches on both sides. Newer models may seem tighter during battery removal.
  5. 5 Remove the cover on the back of the Eee PC that covers the RAM module.
    1. If there is a sticker, remove it from the place where it closes the screw.
    2. Loosen all screws completely with a Philips # 0 jewelry screwdriver.
    3. Remove the screws and lay them separately.
    4. Pry the front of the cover with your finger and / or fingernail. There must be a special connector for this.
    5. Lift it gently until you hear the sound of latches. Now remove the cover and set aside.
  6. 6 Remove the memory module already present. The laptop should lie in front of you, that is, the empty space behind the memory module should be in the direction away from you. The module is fixed using two metal clips on both sides.
    1. With your fingers, open the clamps outwards. When removed, there will be a springy sensation. When the latches are fully open, the module will be pushed out by the springs and will be at an angle to its previous position.
    2. After opening the latches, carefully grasp the edge of the memory module and remove it at the angle at which it is located. Most often, it is 15-25 degrees relative to the plane of the laptop.
    3. Set the module aside, in a safe place without static electricity.
  7. 7 Remove the new module from its packaging. Most often it is a hard transparent plastic. Carefully remove the memory module from it by pushing it from the side of the plastic. Avoid bending or applying force to the module.
  8. 8 Installing a new module. Now everything needs to be done in the reverse order.
    1. From the same angle as before, install the new memory module in the vacant slot on your laptop. Make sure that the module is fully inserted so that the contacts on the module are not visible or difficult to see. It is worth being gentle and careful.
    2. Click on the module to press it against the plane of the laptop. Now you can close the latches back.
  9. 9 Make sure your Eee PC has recognized the new memory module. Before reinstalling the cover that covers the memory module, it may be useful to check whether the laptop and operating system have recognized the new module.
    1. Carefully insert the battery back.
    2. Turn the laptop over and turn it on.
    3. In Xandros (the default pre-installed Linux distribution) - click on the “Settings” tab.
    4. Next, click on “System info” and check that the column “Memory size” shows “1024MB” (1GB).
    5. For 2GB modules, click on “Diagnostic Tools” in the same place and check the column “* RAM Size”, it should be “2048MB” (2GB).
  10. 10 Replace the cover that covers the memory module by slamming it in and screw it in place. If you installed a 2GB memory module in your Eee PC running Xandros Linux, now is the time to recompile the kernel. This will allow the operating system to use all 2GB of RAM.
  11. 11 Give your Xandros operating system the ability to use 2GB of memory. Follow the instructions in the Installing a New Kernel section below.

Installing a new kernel

So if you have Xandros:

  1. Use “Rescue Mode” in Xandros. This is a convenient way to boot your Eee PC as root, on the command line of which you can modify system files. It is imperative to follow up.
  2. Download the precompiled kernel for a special distribution kit, your Eee PC, Xandros, which supports 2GB of RAM. See the list of sources and quotes below to see a list of websites where you can find this.
  3. Save and rename downloaded file. It should be stored in your home directory, which is usually located at / home / user /. Give the file a suitable name (i.e. vmlinux-

  1. In the “Work” tab, open “File Manager”.
  2. Make sure the “My Home” location is selected, now click once on the downloaded file to select it.
  3. Press F2 to rename the file, at the end - ENTER.
  • Reboot your Eee PC. This time, you must select Safe Mode to boot. After you see the first screen, press F9 several times, then select “Rescue Mode”.
  • Enter these commands after the # sign, pressing ENTER after each of them. For the following commands, remember the name of the file you renamed:

    mount / dev / sda1 mnt-system
    mount / dev / sda2 mnt-user
    cp /mnt-user/home/user/vmlinuz- / mnt-system / boot

    Run vi editor to edit the GRUB bootloader menu to add a boot item for the new kernel. Type the command below and press Enter after it:

    vi /mnt-system/boot/grub/menu.lst Use vi in order to add new content. Vi is not as intuitive to use as Notepad, Wordpad, or Word in Microsoft Windows. It is very powerful, multifunctional, but at the same time very difficult to learn. Now, follow the next steps to edit the above file.

    1. Using the cursor keys, move down to the first boot entry “Normal Boot”. Place the cursor in the first line of this section.
    2. Copy the section using the following keys. This will copy 5 lines down, starting from the one where the cursor is: "5" "Y" "Y"
    3. Move the cursor down to the empty line below this section. Paste the previously copied section using: P
    4. In the line of the new section, which begins with “kernel” (ie: kernel /boot/vmlinuz- quiet rw vga = 785 irqpoll root = / dev / sda1), change the old kernel name (vmlinuz) to the new one. For instance:

    "kernel /boot/vmlinuz- quiet rw vga785 irqpoll root = / dev / sda1"

    To do this, press “i”. To switch vi to input mode, move the cursor to the desired location and enter the text. To delete text, use "backspace", just do not use "delete".

  • Rename the title of this new section as you wish.
  • It is also advisable to change the “fallback”, “timeout”, and “default” parameters. Each boot record (section) is numbered in order. The first record is 0, the second is 1, the third is 2, etc. Assign the number of the partition you added to the parameter “default” (that is, 1), the parameter “fallback” - the number of the section “Normal boot” (t ie 0), and give the “timeout” parameter 5 seconds, or a value of your choice. The “timeout” value is the number of seconds that grub gives you the choice of a boot record at boot time, by default the cursor is at your choice.
  • If you want, you can add a # sign to the beginning of the line with the inscription “hiddenmenu” so that the boot menu appears every time you boot. Otherwise, in order to get to this menu, you will need to hold down "f9" when booting the system.
  • To exit edit mode in vi, and return to command mode, press "escape".
  • To save the change, press "colon" "w" "q". To exit without saving, press "colon" "q" "exclamation".
  • Reboot your laptopwhen you return to the command prompt. To do this, press the "control" "d" key combination twice (sometimes three times) to see the message "Press [Enter] to restart", or press until the Eee PC reboots itself. If you correctly completed all of the above points, then by default the operating system will be loaded with a new kernel.
  • Check out the new core When Xandros loads the desktop, click on the “Settings” tab and launch “System info”. In the column "Memoty Size" should be indicated "2048MB"
  • 10.1 "Notebook Asus Eee PC 1005PXD Black (WSVGA)

    1. How many slots for installing RAM cards does the "Asus Eee PC 1005PXD" have? One or two? 2. If there are two slots for installing RAM cards, then what kind of RAM card for 1024MB (1MB) needs to be purchased to increase the total capacity to 2048MB (2GB)? In this case, we are interested in a specific model of the board of a particular manufacturer's company. 3. If there is only one slot for installing RAM cards, then which 2024MB (2MB) RAM card do you need to purchase to increase the total capacity to 2048MB (2GB)? In this case, a specific model of the board of a particular manufacturer's company is also of interest. Naturally interested in Only Guaranteed Compatible Models of memory cards.

    Manufacturer Information: DDR3, 1 x SO-DIMM, 1GB / 2GB.
    Those. slot one. Put any DDR3 SO-DIMM 2GB module with a frequency of at least 667MHz, above 1333MHz it is not recommended. The memory controller supports frequencies up to 667 MHz, but now these are not on sale due to obsolescence. The manufacturer does not provide a list of guaranteed modules for this device, it simply does not exist.

    Asus EeePC 1215N - memory upgrade

    My hands reached the memory expansion on my Asus EeePC 1215N netbook.

    In principle, the two gigabytes installed completely satisfied my needs for a while, until I started hacking in Left4Dead. But working with several running applications (a browser with a bunch of tabs, Word, Eclipse, etc.) often left an unsatisfactory impression when I had to wait for the loading of the contents of the tabs of the same chrome. A matter of a millisecond delay, but still it’s inconvenient to work.

    The memory in the netbook costs two strips of 1 GB each, I decided to upgrade to 4, so I was going to take two strips of two gigs.

    The first thing I did was googling, and what kind of memory will be guaranteed to work with this device, so that later I will not run ten times in the manibek. On the forum found a topic that says the following:

    The 1215N has limited support for DDR3 memory modules.
    Only memory modules with reference design type A or B are supported.
    To upgrade memory on these models, it is recommended to use:
    DDRIII 1333 SO-D HYNIX 2G 204PHYNIX / HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 (44NM)
    either select any other memory module with type A or B.
    You can determine the type by marking as follows:
    ggggg eRxff PC3v-wwwwwm-aa-dd-ccd
    where cc - type of reference design of the printed circuit board - A, B, AC - corresponding designs, ZZ - reference designs were not used

    In general, the letter A or B should be at the end of the model name.

    OK. I climbed to the Yulmart website. I found the recommended memory, one of the buyers of which unsubscribed, that it is in 1215N that she works as a fucker. Ordered, came, picked up. Right in the issuing room I decided to check. Put a new memory. I looked in the BIOS - 4096 MB. OK. I launched memtest86 + from the Ubunta kit, there is also 4GB. I drove a couple of tests. Loaded in vin7. Everything seems ok.

    Memory with the letter Ba at the end

    He came home and something jerked me to click Win + Break. In the system properties, I saw a record:

    Installed memory (RAM): 4.0 GB (2.74 GB available)

    I did not like this entry. Of course, I bought 4, but less than 3/4 is available to me. I climbed back to the forum and found messages that the case was being treated by flashing BIOS. OK. I went to the site of Asus. I downloaded the latest BIOS 0902. I requested it. Did not help. In Windows, 2.74 GB is still available.

    I think, maybe it's still the case in Windows? Boot into Ubunutu - there in the system monitor the same 2.7 GB is available.

    I wrote in support of Asus, who, after a day and a half, answered the following:

    Thank you for contacting ASUS Technical Support.

    32 bit system over 3 GB. memory does not support (256 MB. is allocated for video).

    Okay, let it. So you need to put a 64-bit seven. And although about the possibility of activation with a key printed on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop, vague doubts tormented me, I decided to take a chance.

    I downloaded the image of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I recorded it on a flash drive, installed. By the way, I want to recommend downloading all available drivers in advance. Seven does not even see the wi-fi adapter, and I had to use the phone to access the router to download drivers.

    Activation, by the way, went without a hitch.

    I summarize.

    1. The memory must be taken with the type of reference design of the printed circuit board A or B,
    2. BIOS update to the latest available version,
    3. You need to be prepared for a complete replacement of Windows with a 64-bit version,
    4. 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium is activated with a key from the sticker on the bottom of the netbook.