How to Replace Memory for Asus Eee PC 1000HE

I helped a user with his Eee PC 1000HE and the first thing I did is to replace the memory. The 1000HE comes with 1GB of memory and it has only one slot. Therefore, you cannot just add memory to it, you have to replace the old one. The memory I added is a OCZ 2 GB PC2-5400 667 MHz DDR2 memory. Here are the steps to install it.

  1. Turn off the computer and remove the battery.
  2. Turn the computer bottom side up and place it on a soft surface.
  3. Use a screw driver to remove the two screws.
  4. Now it’s the scary part. Gently remove the cover. The cover is secured by two tabs around the mid section. You need to apply a bit of force to get it open.
  5. Before you touch any components inside the computer, touch any metal in your surrounding to discharge statics on you or put on an anti-static wrist strap. Gently pull out the clips from the side of the memory. The memory would pop up. Remove it.
  6. Insert the new memory into the slot at an angle. Note that there is a notch on the memory, make sure the orientation is alright. If you have problems inserting the memory, the orientation is probably wrong.
  7. Push down the memory so it locks in place.
  8. Put back the cover and screws.

You have saved $50.00 by doing this yourself. 🙂

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  1. It’s really easy, you do have to be careful unscrewing the back though. You don’t want add too much pressure and poke something.

    I upgraded to the CORSAIR 2GB but going right clicking properties on my computer still shows .99gb of ram.

  2. Thank you for posting!
    I was stalled at the scary forcibly-remove-the-door step. It saved me Â¥2000 and 30 minutes according to PC Depot. I had actually removed 2 additional screws thinking it was still locked down. Hope I haven’t unhinged anything.
    I am now planning to install the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR) after taking a peek in Windows XP NihonnGo-ban to see if the memory is recognized.

  3. I just installed 2gb of corsair ram and in my system it still shows .99gb of ram as well. any answers? please email me at akagrin at yahoo dot com thanks a bunch.

  4. ok I just searched for cpuz, and it shows my correct ram of 2gb. very useful program as well, not just for ram. no install required. (.exe)

  5. I had the same issue others reported. I installed a 2gb corsair ram and the my computer properties still shows as .99 gm of ram. I havn’t had this issue with any other computer I’ve upgraded the ram in before. Any ideas why this is and what (if anything) should be done about it?

  6. i love the Asus Eee PC, it is very light, cheap and portable. I also bought another unit for my girlfriend and she really likes it.

  7. Asus Eee is perfect for ladies who does not want to carry a very heavy laptop. i like the Asus Eee because it is very compact and easy to carry anywhere.

  8. I am planning to buy a high end graphics card( Nvidia 8400 GT 256 or 512 MB)
    I need to change my motherboard so i can plug in my new graphics card(PCIE slot req.)And i need to buy DDr2 RAM.
    Do i have to change my processor and what other essentials do i have to replace or change??Can i keep my hard drive as i have windows vista running on it and a lot of Data on it.

    Please Help. Thanks.

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