Problem with upgrading RAM in Asus Eee PC 1000HD

By pioneerx01
Feb 14, 2011
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  1. Friend of mine has ASUS EEE PC 1000HD fully working with 1GB stock RAM (DDR2 PC2 5300 - one slot only). I have bought 2GB DDR2 PC2 5300 (Corsair) as an upgrade, but when I pop new ram in PC does nothing. It turns on, but nothing on screen, no beeps, or error codes. It just sits there.

    I would run memtest, but it is a small PC with no CD drive, and I do not have external one. Would I be correct in assuming that the ram is DOA?

    Also this PC was bought in Europe. I am not sure about the differences between our ASUS EEE PC 1000HD and theirs.

  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Does it still work with the old RAM? If so you may have got a faulty Ram module.
  3. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    Yes old 1GB is just fine
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    You did remove the Battery pack before changing the Ram?? If you did then the new Ram should be returned for a replacement. If you left the battery connected during the swap over then you may have blown the module yourself. I have not been able to check the specifications of your mobo but I would be very surprised if it is not compatible with a 2GB Ram stick. Even if it is not it should still work, it just wouldn't show the extra memory.
  5. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    Yes, I took out the battery and I grounded myself as well.

    According to multiple sites 1000HD is capable of handling up to 2GB. ASUS website is a little vague:

    "*Memory size may differ and is upgradable, please contact local dealers for more details"
  6. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Then clearly the new stick is faulty and you should return it to the supplier for a replacement.

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