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EEE 900a 2Gb upgrade
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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2013, 12:16    Post subject:  EEE 900a 2Gb upgrade
Subject description: Will Bios interfere?
 

I have an ASUS model 900a withh BIOS 0503. Puppy Slacko-5.5XL installed on formatted ext3 USB with save to ext3 SSD. There is no other OS or filing on the SSD or USB. Recently I was granted a few $$$ for Christmas, and would like to upgrade the RAM to a single 2Gb DDR2-667 stick. I'm pretty sure my Slacko-5.5XL can handle it, but is there a problem in BIOS accepting 2Gb? IIRC there WAS, but perhaps the kernel 3.2.33-4g overrides this. Unfortunate that eeeuser is closed. There was a wealth of info there that I referred to on many occasions. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2013, 12:59    Post subject: Updated...more info  

PSI reports thaat the CPU allows 2Gb, further investigation still uncertain as to wether BIOS allows it.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2013, 13:35    Post subject:  

I have an old computer that claimed when I bought it that it could use up to 512 MB of RAM. When I later tried a single 512 MB stick of RAM, it wouldn't work, but two, 256 MB, sticks would. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2013, 13:52    Post subject:  

Just be sure and buy the right stick. My 701SD and 900 ran on 2gig of ram just fine
when I changed out the 512MB stick. Bios won't struggle with it.

I sold my EEEPCs but I inserted that ram stick into this netbook.

Code:
# dmidecode 2.9
# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.5 present.
28 structures occupying 1649 bytes.
Table at 0x000FCCA0.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
   Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
   Version: CM94515A.86A.0024.2008.0715.1716       
   Release Date: 07/15/2008
   Address: 0xF0000
   Runtime Size: 64 kB
   ROM Size: 1024 kB
   Characteristics:
      ISA is supported
      PCI is supported
      PNP is supported
      APM is supported
      BIOS is upgradeable
      BIOS shadowing is allowed
      ESCD support is available
      Boot from CD is supported
      Selectable boot is supported
      BIOS ROM is socketed
      EDD is supported
      5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
      3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
      3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
      Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
      8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
      Serial services are supported (int 14h)
      Printer services are supported (int 17h)
      CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
      ACPI is supported
      USB legacy is supported
      LS-120 boot is supported
      ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
      BIOS boot specification is supported
      Targeted content distribution is supported
   BIOS Revision: 8.14

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
   Manufacturer: manda
   Product Name: Intel powered classmate PC
   Version: Gen 1.5L
   Serial Number:                                 
   UUID: 00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009
   Wake-up Type: Power Switch
   SKU Number:                                 
   Family:                                 

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
   Manufacturer:                                 
   Product Name:                                 
   Version:                                 
   Serial Number:                                 
   Asset Tag:                                 
   Features:
      Board is a hosting board
      Board is replaceable
   Location In Chassis:                                 
   Chassis Handle: 0x0003
   Type: Motherboard
   Contained Object Handles: 0

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 21 bytes
Chassis Information
   Manufacturer:                                 
   Type: Notebook
   Lock: Not Present
   Version:                                 
   Serial Number:                                 
   Asset Tag:                                 
   Boot-up State: Safe
   Power Supply State: Safe
   Thermal State: Safe
   Security Status: None
   OEM Information: 0x00000000
   Height: Unspecified
   Number Of Power Cords: 1
   Contained Elements: 0

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
Processor Information
   Socket Designation: CPU 1
   Type: Central Processor
   Family: Unknown
   Manufacturer: Intel           
   ID: C2 06 01 00 FF FB E9 BF
   Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz             
   Voltage: 1.3 V
   External Clock: 133 MHz
   Max Speed: 1666 MHz
   Current Speed: 1600 MHz
   Status: Populated, Enabled
   Upgrade: Other
   L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
   L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
   L3 Cache Handle: 0x0007
   Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
   Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
   Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle 0x0005, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
   Socket Designation: L1-Cache
   Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
   Operational Mode: Write Back
   Location: Internal
   Installed Size: 24 kB
   Maximum Size: 24 kB
   Supported SRAM Types:
      Other
   Installed SRAM Type: Other
   Speed: Unknown
   Error Correction Type: Parity
   System Type: Data
   Associativity: Other

Handle 0x0006, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
   Socket Designation: L2-Cache
   Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
   Operational Mode: Write Back
   Location: Internal
   Installed Size: 512 kB
   Maximum Size: 512 kB
   Supported SRAM Types:
      Other
   Installed SRAM Type: Other
   Speed: Unknown
   Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
   System Type: Unified
   Associativity: 8-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0007, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
   Socket Designation: L3-Cache
   Configuration: Disabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
   Operational Mode: Unknown
   Location: Internal
   Installed Size: 0 kB
   Maximum Size: 0 kB
   Supported SRAM Types:
      Unknown
   Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
   Speed: Unknown
   Error Correction Type: Unknown
   System Type: Unknown
   Associativity: Unknown

Handle 0x0008, DMI type 5, 24 bytes
Memory Controller Information
   Error Detecting Method: 64-bit ECC
   Error Correcting Capabilities:
      None
   Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
   Maximum Total Memory Size: 16384 MB
   Supported Speeds:
      Other
   Supported Memory Types:
      DIMM
      SDRAM
   Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
   Associated Memory Slots: 4
      0x0009
      0x000A
      0x000B
      0x000C
   Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
      None

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM0
   Bank Connections: 0 1
   Current Speed: 60 ns
   Type: DIMM SDRAM
   Installed Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM1
   Bank Connections: 2 3
   Current Speed: 60 ns
   Type: DIMM SDRAM
   Installed Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM2
   Bank Connections: 4 5
   Current Speed: 60 ns
   Type: DIMM SDRAM
   Installed Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM3
   Bank Connections: 6 7
   Current Speed: 60 ns
   Type: DIMM SDRAM
   Installed Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 536870912 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000D, DMI type 13, 22 bytes
BIOS Language Information
   Language Description Format: Abbreviated
   Installable Languages: 1
      en|US|iso8859-1
   Currently Installed Language: Not Specified

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 15, 35 bytes
System Event Log
   Area Length: 4 bytes
   Header Start Offset: 0x0000
   Header Length: 2 bytes
   Data Start Offset: 0x0002
   Access Method: Indexed I/O, one 16-bit index port, one 8-bit data port
   Access Address: Index 0x046A, Data 0x046C
   Status: Invalid, Not Full
   Change Token: 0x00000000
   Header Format: No Header
   Supported Log Type Descriptors: 6
   Descriptor 1: End of log
   Data Format 1: OEM-specific
   Descriptor 2: End of log
   Data Format 2: OEM-specific
   Descriptor 3: End of log
   Data Format 3: OEM-specific
   Descriptor 4: End of log
   Data Format 4: OEM-specific
   Descriptor 5: End of log
   Data Format 5: OEM-specific
   Descriptor 6: End of log
   Data Format 6: OEM-specific

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
   Location: System Board Or Motherboard
   Use: System Memory
   Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
   Maximum Capacity: Unknown
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Number Of Devices: 4

Handle 0x0010, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
   Starting Address: 0x00000000000
   Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
   Range Size: 1 kB
   Physical Array Handle: 0x000F
   Partition Width: 0

Handle 0x0011, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000F
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: Unknown
   Data Width: Unknown
   Size: Unknown
   Form Factor: DIMM
   Set: Unknown
   Locator: DIMM0
   Bank Locator: BANK0
   Type: DDR
   Type Detail: Unknown
   Speed: Unknown
   Manufacturer: Manufacturer00
   Serial Number: SerNum00
   Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
   Part Number: ModulePartNumber00

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
   Starting Address: 0x00000000000
   Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
   Range Size: 1 kB
   Physical Device Handle: 0x0011
   Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0010
   Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000F
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: Unknown
   Data Width: Unknown
   Size: Unknown
   Form Factor: DIMM
   Set: Unknown
   Locator: DIMM1
   Bank Locator: BANK1
   Type: DDR
   Type Detail: Unknown
   Speed: Unknown
   Manufacturer: Manufacturer01
   Serial Number: SerNum01
   Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
   Part Number: ModulePartNumber01

Handle 0x0014, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
   Starting Address: 0x00000000000
   Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
   Range Size: 1 kB
   Physical Device Handle: 0x0013
   Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0010
   Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0015, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000F
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: Unknown
   Data Width: Unknown
   Size: Unknown
   Form Factor: DIMM
   Set: Unknown
   Locator: DIMM2
   Bank Locator: BANK2
   Type: DDR
   Type Detail: Unknown
   Speed: Unknown
   Manufacturer: Manufacturer02
   Serial Number: SerNum02
   Asset Tag: AssetTagNum2
   Part Number: ModulePartNumber02

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
   Starting Address: 0x00000000000
   Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
   Range Size: 1 kB
   Physical Device Handle: 0x0015
   Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0010
   Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000F
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: Unknown
   Data Width: Unknown
   Size: Unknown
   Form Factor: DIMM
   Set: Unknown
   Locator: DIMM3
   Bank Locator: BANK3
   Type: DDR
   Type Detail: Unknown
   Speed: Unknown
   Manufacturer: Manufacturer03
   Serial Number: SerNum03
   Asset Tag: AssetTagNum3
   Part Number: ModulePartNumber03

Handle 0x0018, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
   Starting Address: 0x00000000000
   Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
   Range Size: 1 kB
   Physical Device Handle: 0x0017
   Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0010
   Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0019, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
System Boot Information
   Status: No errors detected

Handle 0x001A, DMI type 129, 8 bytes
OEM-specific Type
   Header and Data:
      81 08 1A 00 01 01 02 01
   Strings:
      Intel_ASF
      Intel ASF_001

Handle 0x001B, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
End Of Table


I bought this stick ages ago and made sure eeepc compatibility was in the sales
description. Like I said. It ran fine on my eeepc 900.

Code:
 # free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       2066148    1191520     874628          0      96584     634512
-/+ buffers/cache:     460424    1605724
Swap:      1546236          0    1546236


@Flash, The eeepc only has 1 ram slot. It has to be a single 2 gig stick. Just experienced info.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2013, 14:39    Post subject:  

2gb ram on both 701 & 900s no problem

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Nov 2013, 17:38    Post subject:  

Code:
Handle 0x0008, DMI type 5, 18 bytes
Memory Controller Information
   Error Detecting Method: 64-bit ECC
   Error Correcting Capabilities:
      None
   Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
   Maximum Memory Module Size: 2048 MB
   Maximum Total Memory Size: 2048 MB
   Supported Speeds:
      Other
   Supported Memory Types:
      DIMM
      SDRAM
   Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
   Associated Memory Slots: 1
      0x0009
   Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
      None

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
   Socket Designation: DIMM0
   Bank Connections: 0 1
   Current Speed: Unknown
   Type: DIMM SDRAM
   Installed Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
   Error Status: OK


Thank you ally.

Above is the report from the EEE900a... thus my Q.

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Nov 2013, 17:59    Post subject:  

all I did was put a 2gb stick in

nothing else....

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