The Asus Eee PC 1000H came with 1GB of memory pre-installed. With today’s memory hungry applications, 2 GB is better for smooth computing. SInce 2 GB is the maximum amount you can install in the Asus Eee PC 1000H. I went with a Corsair 2GB module I bought at Fry’s for $25 after rebate. The Asus Eee PC 1000H can use any memory module 200 Pin So-dimm DDR2 PC5300 667 MHz. The system will adjust to the right speed if you install a faster module.
Here’s what you need to get this done.
- Small Philips Screwdriver
- The 2 GB Memory Module
- Asus Eee PC 1000H
- 10 Minutes
- Difficulty – Easy
Here’s what you do.
Step 1 – Remove Battery – Just a safety precaution
Step 2 – Unscrew the two screws on the back cover nearest to the battery.
Step 3 – Remove Back Cover. Carefully pry the cover off. It’s held in place by plastic clips attaced to the edge of the back cover. Your Eee PC 1000H should look like the picture below. With the MSI Wind, you have to remove the whole plastic shell of the computer to access these parts. Asus cleverly placed the two items, memory and hard drive, that most people will upgrade right under a very accessible cover.
Step 4 – Remove the memory module. Like most laptops, the module is held in place by two metal clips (red arrows) on two sides of the module. Carefully and slowly pull the metal clips away from the module. You just have to pry it out a little bit, maybe 2 mm, and the module will pop up.
Step 5 – Remove the memory module.
Step 6 – Insert new memory module at a 45 degree angle and press down until the two metal clips snaps around the module. Check to make sure the module is secure. Replace cover and you’re done.