From 630MHz 1107.3 MHz

Posted in Asus 701 with tags , , , , on Tuesday, 1 January 2008 by asus701

Using SetFSB and 8804 Bios I have overclocked the processor from the pitifull 630MHz to 1107.3MHz as a stable setting.

I did have it running for a short time at 1110MHz but this seemed unstable.

Screenshot below shows all the required settings on SetFSB.

For details of my setup see “My eeepc”

1107.3

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Asus eeepc 24G, Well not quite.

Posted in Asus 701 with tags , , , on Saturday, 29 December 2007 by asus701

Continuing in my quest to improve my epc I have decided that more storage is needed.

I have therefore purchased 2 Toshiba 20GB Ipod drives and 2 external housings from eBay.

The first drive and housing have been assembled as usual and I now have a nifty external drive for all my crap useful apps.

The second drive has had a more useful fate as an internal, external drive.

The Mod began with yet another epc strip down, followed by the removal of the previous usb hub, soon to be improved and relocated into the screen surround.

epc stripdown

Then I removed the dividing strip between the ram and imaginary 2nd PCI-E slot

Strip removed

I then cleaned up the raised parts that would be in the way of the drive, including removing one screw post.

Post removed

It was now time to prepare the drive, I removed the small board from the external housing and added it to the drive, I also cut down a wired mini USB plug to attach the housing to the board. This was taped to secure everything and to prevent shorting onto the board underneath.

Prepared drive

I mounted the drive where the 2nd PCI-E would be which does cover the RAM once assembled

Drive in place

Once the drive was spliced into the wires for my previous internal bluetooth mod it was just a case of re-assembly and try it out, as you can see, SUCCESS!!!

Additional Harddrive

I will reinstall XP on the internal SSD and run everything else from the HDD, and once i have added the in-screen mods it will be perfect.

XP Lite

Posted in Asus 701 with tags , , , , on Thursday, 6 December 2007 by asus701

Having decided that i cannot use Linux at all, i installed XP Pro.

Having used Nlite to chop down windows as much as possible, the results are pictured below.
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Asus eeepc 701

Posted in Asus 701 with tags on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 by asus701

The Asus 701 eeepc is a revolutionary concept in computing. The small form factor falls between PDA and Laptop, making it the ideal daily companion for anyone who wants full computing power wherever they go without the inconvenience of carrying a full size laptop.

The epc comes with a highly capeable linux distro pre installed, an easy mode for beginners and and advanced mode for more experienced users.

Included are drivers for Windows XP which is easy to install onto the epc via the supplied DVD.

The epc handles Windows well and is extremely speedy if used with an N Lite‘d version of Windows, removing unnessesary components, languages, keyboards etc also helps to keep the 4Gb Solid-State hard drive free of clutter.

All of the components are ‘just small enough’ to be used comfortably, a theme carried throughout the device’s specification.

  • Display: 7″ WVGA (800×480) TFT-LCD

  • Processor: 900MHz Intel Celeron M ULV 353

  • Chipset: Mobile Intel 910GML Express

  • Graphics: Intel GMA 900 with external VGA-Out

  • Memory: 512MB, single-channel DDR2-400 SDRAM

  • Storage: 4GB SSD (non-upgradeable)

  • BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI)

  • OS: Customized Xandros Linux

  • Wired LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

  • Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Atheros AR5BXB63

  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0, MMC+/SDHC card reader, microphone and headphone

  • Webcam: VGA (640×480) @ up to 30 fps

  • Audio: 5.1-channel High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC662); built-in stereo speakers and built-in microphone

  • Battery life: 3.5 hours (4-cell Li-ion: 7.4V, 5200mAh) 4G models; 2.8 hours (4-cell: 4400mAh) for 4G Surf models

  • Dimensions: 225 mm x 164 mm x 35 cm

  • Weight: 920g

  • Colors: Pearl White, Galaxy Black; Lush Green, Sky Blue, Blush Pink (upcoming)

All thing considered the epc is the best gadget of 2007.

eeepc Internal Bluetooth

Posted in Asus 701 with tags on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 by asus701

Having taken so much time and patience carefully removing the warranty sticker from my ram cover, using a hairdryer and a scalpel. I decided that no internal bluetooth was too much to bear.

I am using Autoroute 2007 with a bluetooth GPS (Holux) and also N95 8GB as a HSDPA modem via bluetooth and the belkin 100m bluetooth dongle sticking out ruined the sleek lines of the epc.

So I got a small 4 port USB hub from PC World (who still haven’t delivered my white epc yet, grrr.) and started to dissasemble. chopped this down to just 2 ports. and added the bluetooth dongle minus casing to one port.

I left the usb connector in place as it still fits under the cover and allows for speedy replacement with any other usb device.

To the second port I added the nano receiver from my logitech vx nano mouse (what an amazing mouse, love it) which is inside complete and unmodified.

I hadn’t realised until the very last second just how small the connectors for the USB data are, steady hands and nerves of steel if I do that job again.

The whole thing took about 90 minutes and well worth it just for the look on peoples faces at work when they cant work out how the mouse works.

My eeepc

Posted in Asus 701 with tags , , on Sunday, 2 December 2007 by asus701

Is a Black 4G model, 7B no PCI-E socket.

8804 BIOS

1Gb Crucial 667 DDR-2 RAM

It runs XP Pro nlited to 229mb nlited to around 400mb

Modded internal 2 port USB hub with bluetooth and Logitech mouse reciever.

Modded 20Gb Internal 1.8″ HDD

Autoroute 2007 Sat Nav software

Office 2003 (Word and Excel only)