How-To Install 2GB Ram in the EeePC 1000H

By on Aug 31, 2008 in Eee PC, How-To, Technology | 5 comments

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So you want to upgrade your Eee PC 1000H’s memory.  I will say that programs appear to be a little snappier now that I have 2GB’s installed.  So how do you do it, you ask?  I’ve put together a comprehensive “How-To” to show you.

This “How-To” was put together with the mindset that you aren’t really good with computers.

Overview:

Screwdriver, Eee PC 1000H, Kingston 2GB Ram

Screwdriver, Eee PC 1000H, Kingston 2GB Ram

Here is my fresh and clean Eee PC 1000H.  Everything on it is 100% as of that photo.  From left to right:  Small Screwdrive, Eee PC 1000H, Kingston 2GB RAM 200pin PC2 5300 from Newegg.

Getting to the old RAM:

Bottom of the Eee PC 1000H

Bottom of the Eee PC 1000H

With the bottom face up (preferably with a cloth or something to protect the top finish), locate the 2 screws closest to the battery that secure the auxiliary compartment lid.  Unscrew these 2 screws with your screwdriver and place them aside.

Eee PC 1000H Auxillary Cover

Eee PC 1000H Auxillary Cover

Once the screws are removed, gently stick your fingernail in the center grove of the auxiliary compartment lid and pry open.  In the center of the lid are 2 clips that you just have to be gentle with while pulling up and they will release.

RAM Exposed

The Eee PC 1000H Parts and Pieces

The Eee PC 1000H Parts and Pieces

With the auxiliary compartment lid set aside you can now see the 80GB Hard Drive, Wireless N Card and the RAM.

Taking out the old 1GB RAM

Uninstalling Ram

Uninstalling Ram

On each side of the RAM is a chrome fastener.  Gently (with your fingers) push them away from the RAM until the RAM pops up to a 45 degree angle.  Once it looks like the picture above, pull the RAM straight out.

Installing the *NEW* 2GB RAM

Pushing the new RAM down to secure

Pushing the new RAM down to secure

Installing the new RAM is as easy as uninstalling, just reverse!

Once you have inserted the new RAM into the slot at a 45 degree angle, all you have to do is push the ram flat against the motherboard until it “clips” into place by the RAM fasteners.

Eee PC 1000H Auxillary Cover

Eee PC 1000H Auxillary Cover

Now secure the auxiliary compartment lid back onto the Eee PC by placing the bottom (side without screws) 3 prongs in the Eee PC and gently apply pressure from the bottom to the top.  Be cognizant of the 2 middle clips while you press gently.  Now reinstall the screws.

Powering up the Eee PC 1000H with the new RAM

Pushing the power button

Pushing the power button

Here is the moment of truth.  With everything reinstalled and seated properly your computer should turn on without a problem.

Eee PC 1000H Bios Screen
Eee PC 1000H Bios Screen

As soon as you see the ASUS splash screen press F2 to get into the BIOS.  From the first screen of the BIOS you should now see 2048MB (2GB) installed.  CONGRATULATIONS!