The Asus Eee PC 1101HA laptop is the first member of the Eee PC family to have a BIOS-level utility for adjusting the clock speed. Here’s how it works. MJost Eee PC netbooks have a Windows utility that lets you adjust the clock speed by choosing “power saving,” “high performance,” or “super high performance modes.” On the Eee PC 1101HA, you can tweak just how much of a speed boost you’ll get at each setting by selecting a value between 15% and 32%.

But there’s a problem. If you upgrade the RAM from 1GB to 2GB, the overclock feature isn’t available in the BIOS. At least, that’s what has been widely reported. But a member of the EeeUser Forums asked Asus support for clarification on the issue, and it turns out that it’s not all 2GB RAM DIMMs. It’s just most of them. There are, however, apparently two models that are supported:

  • DDR2-667 SO-D UNIFOSA  2GB 200P
  • DDRII800 SO-D HYNIX 2GB 200P

There are no plans to expand the list to include other types of RAM, and I haven’t seen any confirmation from anyone that even these models will work. Do you have an Asus Eee PC 1101HA? Have you tried upgrading the RAM? Let us know about your experience in the comments.

via Netbooked

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11 replies on “How to install 2GB of RAM on the Eee PC 1101HA without crippling overclock utility”

  1. I put a 2 Gig upgsrde ram in my eee pc but under system properities it only shows one gig but when you log into the bios it shows 2 gig. The computer dose not seem the be any faster than it was before. Any ideas?

  2. I bought 2G of Kingston RAM (KPR6400SO/2GR) at BestBuy this weekend and installed it in my machine w/o a problem. I had previously upgraded the BIOS. It worked flawlessly, and the speed improvement is quite noticeable. The price wasnt the best, but I wanted the option to take it back if it didnt work. I really love the 1101 now!

    1. Hey Jeff, I got a question. I want to buy a netbook and I’m thiking about Acer Aspire One 531 Pro or Asus EEE 1101HA. I dont know which one should I choose. Will it be possible to overlock the EEE PC if there’s 2 GBs of memory installed already? I need the netbook for school purposes mainly, but in the spare time I’d like to play some old games, to kill the free time. However I’ve heard that the EEE PC sucks when it comes to games. So I dont know which one should I choose – Asus 1101HA or Acer 531 Pro. What do you think?

      1. The 1101HA has the option to change processor clocking speeds by some key presses. This all works with the 2G of RAM I now have installed.

        1. Hi Jeff, can you post those keys so other people can use OC feature with 2gb mem?

          1. Have you checked benchmark tests to make sure it’s actually still overclocking? I did the same thing, but ran Super PI, and noticed no change between power saving and super performance. It may just be saying those things without doing anything…

          2. Try it watching a video from youtube or seeing a live stream football game an you will see the BIG difference.


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