R1F Upgrade

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  1. DanielG

    DanielG Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am new to the forums and to laptops but not to pc's or computers. I am just curious as to what can be upgraded on the R1F. I believe I can update the processor to a T7600 but I am not sure about the memory. (as far as if its soldered in, I haven't opened up my laptop yet) Also I was considering a hd upgrade to maybe a 7.2k 100gb? I was also wondering about the modular battery if anyone has any experience with it or if it is worth it. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate. Thanks :)
     
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    1. The CPU is (apparently) socketed. No one here on these boards has tried it yet.
    2. The memory upgrade is a no brainer and can go up to 4gb if you can afford the cost.
    3. Disk upgrade is straightforward. I have not done the upgrade on the R1 but with my previous laptops, this upgrade takes less than 15 minutes.
     
  3. kudoskun

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    From my experience, the 7.2K's are noisy. Going from a 5.4 to a 7.2 is a few milliseconds difference. Plus a 160 5.4K is similar to a 100 7.2K in price from what I have scoured the web. Im sure weekly deals exist that can make it easier on the wallet.
     
  4. Fido

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    7.2k will also use more battery.
     
  5. DanielG

    DanielG Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Aight thanks guys! I was also wondering about memory which is the best as far as manufacturers and performance is concerned, plus would increased memory increase battery usage?
     
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    I think it's only compatible with up to 2gb of ram, even if you put in 2, 2gb chips.
     
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    No... the Intel chip can handle 4GB RAM.
     
  8. alphaswift

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    This RAM pricing is in $CAN, but check the difference between a 1Gb stick and a 2 gb stick:


    Notebook 667 MHz DDR2 200 pin SODIMM Non-ECC
    512 Mb DDR2 DDR2-5300SO/512 $ 53
    1024 Mb DDR2 DDR2-5300SO/1G $ 101
    2048 Mb DDR2 DDR2-5300SO/2G $ 696
     
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    To be clear, the R1F should accept 2x2GB (4GB) RAM (I'm going to try it soon) but the Intel 945GM chipset will limit the usable memory to a little over 3GB.

    The next version of Intels chipset will allow full use of 4GB (and more when using Vista x64).

    Lee
     
  10. chinesefireball121

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    So why does the ASUS website state that the R1F is only upgradable to 3GB of RAM?
     
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