Netbook 2GB RAM memory upgrade tutorial

Here is the second part of how to upgrade your netbook RAM (make sure you read part 1 first for important info). This procedure is the same for all of...

Here is the second part of how to upgrade your netbook RAM (make sure you read part 1 first for important info). This procedure is the same for all of the popular netbooks (including asus eee pc’s, dell mini’s, etc) except for the 10.1″ aspire one which is a little more in-depth.

Step 1: get the right RAM. Read part 1 for more details on choosing the right kind but I got the Crucial 2GB 667MHz stick for $30 from Amazon.

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Step 2: turn off computer and remove battery.

Step 3: remove access door to memory (mine had a small picture of a ram stick on the door).

Step 4: push 2 small metal tabs away from memory stick

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This will cause the memory stick to pop up:

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Step 5: pull out 1GB memory stick and replace with 2GB stick. Make sure the pins are lined up (it will only go in one way). The Crucial sticker is on the bottom.

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Step 6: Push RAM down until metal clips click, replace cover, re-insert battery and boot up computer. If you’re running XP then it will auto-recognize the RAM and no other steps are necessary.

Step 7: Once the computer is booted up hit (windows key+Pause) to bring up the system properties box and check to make sure that the new memory is recognized.

IMAGE_200If it does then you’re done, if not you will need to re-boot while hitting F8 repeatedly to bring up the bios, then select the new RAM from the menu to make the computer recognize it. Enjoy.