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heiowge
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Upgrade help Reply with quote

Thanks to Mr taxman, I've just upgraded my old eeepc to a new one. This is the one I got yesterday:

http://uk.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1015PX/#specifications

I've wiped off Windows and installed Mint 11 (and am persuing a windows refund with asus), but I have a couple of queeries.

1) The spec says Dual Core, but the system monitor clearly shows 4 cores. ???

2) I want to upgrade to 2 GB RAM, but I'm not sure exactly what to get. My brother upgraded his laptop and got the wrong speed. He had DDR3 10xx and bought 1333. The new stuff doesn't work. I don't want to make the same mistake. I've opened up the port and there's nothing on the visible side of the RAM.

Can anyone help here? Ta.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Hyperthreading?

2) Go to Crucial's web site, they have a memory selector where you tell them what you've got and they show the correct options.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Scan done. They recommend this:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=B076F134A5CA7304

Which looks exactly like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/204-pin-SODIMM-PC3-10600-memory-module/dp/B002ZME33Q/ref=pd_bxgy_computers_text_b

Which is about 3 cheaper.

Just to check... am I being an idiot and missing something or should I get the amazon RAM?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The part numbers are different... are you feeling lucky?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy from Crucial, but then I've always bought from Crucial and had excellent service including replacement for getting the wrong module, my mistake, doh!
Just saying Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specs are exactly the same:
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=CT25664BC1339

DDR3 PC3-10600 CL=9 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1333 1.5V 256Meg x 64

So it *should* be fine ..

But at only + 3 I'd buy from Crucial, specifically for the -

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Guaranteed-compatible with the ASUS Eee PC 1015PX

statement, and as towy71 mentions, the known after sales service.
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