Thursday, August 23, 2007

GottaBeMobile: 2GB Memory Upgrade Working in Asus R2H, I Think

by Warner Crocker on GottaBeMobile

Turns out all that memory upgrade madness from last week has spread to the Asus R2H. If you recall, Kevin Tofel and others discovered that the Samsung Q1P could be upgraded by increasing the memory to 2GB. Well, that just got others with an Asus R2H fired up to give it a try as well. Frank Garica has been pinging me like mad to get me to give it a try.

But before I could give this bleeding edge updgrade a try, over in
the Origami Project forums came reports that upgrading the memory on the R2H worked just as well with there Asus reporting 1.98GB of memory. But I’m curious. My R2H came with 768mb of memory with a 512mb chip and a 256mb chip. I previously pulled the 512mb chip and replaced it with a 1gig chip to give me 1.256GB of memory. So, I’m not sure if this works for all or not. Guess I’ll have to follow the thread on the OP Forums before plunking down some green for that upgrade.

Although my R2H is working just fine with 768 MB for watching movies, play music, read ebooks and send emails, I'll be looking to upgrade to 1.2 GB, maybe Vista is going to run a bit faster. For those in Europe, I can recommend, they have Transcend and Kingston memory with free shipping to UK & Europe.

03 September 2007: Just installled the Kingston KVR667D2S5/1 1GB module (~44 Euro from Orcalogic), and it does feel the sistem is more responsive, especially in Vista when the CPU goes 100% and the little Celeron 900Mhz ULV no-L2 does that a lot, so I feel it was worth it.

The memory can be accessed by removing the batter and unscrew the lid – see cTitanic’s photos here.


  1. Just installed in my R2H and is working a treat.

  2. Nice one, thanks for posting. How much memory Windows reports in System Properties?