Since I bought this netbook that I’ve been looking forward to upgrade it’s ram. As you may know, this netbook has two slots, which by default are fulfilled with 2GB (1024+1024) or 3GB (1024+2048), unfortunately in Portugal only the first combination is being sold.
After reading a couple of reviews of other people that wanted to perform the same upgrade as me, from 2GB into 4GB, I’ve finally decided to bet on Kingston, and I bought the KVR800D2S6K2/2G modules.
Now you may be wondering why I didn’t bought 8GB instead of 4GB since the netbook supports them, the reason is plain simple: in my humble opinion they are way too expensive!
Here is a list of Kingston memory upgrades for Asus Eee PC 1201N.
While performing the upgrade I decided to take a couple of photos to illustrate the process.
First I took a couple of screenshots of Gnome’s system monitor before the upgrade.
The two brand new Kingston ram modules that I bought. As you can see in the picture their specifications are: KVR800D2S6K2/2G 2GB PC2-6400 CL6 NON-ECC 200-Pin SODIMM.
The backside of the netbook and a closer look at the memory compartment.
Another photo of it’s backside, after removing the screws from memory compartment, we can see the default memory ram modules: two dimms of 1GB each.
In this photo we can see a comparison of both memory ram modules. At the top we have one of the modules that is installed by default in this netbook, an ASint DDRII 1GB-800, and the new one at the bottom.
To finish the sequence, here is Gnome’s system monitor screenshots after the upgrade.
Because I’m currently using a 64bits version of Ubuntu I didn’t found any kind of problem related with the recognition of the new modules, but from what I’ve read, in 32bits versions there may be problems which require a couple of updates.
As you can see performing the upgrade is a really simple process that takes only a couple of minutes. If after this, you are still with afraid of screwing your netbook here is a video that shows you, once again, how simple it is to upgrade your netbook memory.