The 2nd dimm slot is internal, inside the system (but I did confirm with
the eMachines rep that there really is a dimm in there, it's not some
RAM soldered on the system board). It's not a field/user-replacable
Hence, unless you want to void the warranty, you've got to send it to
eMachines and get an RMA for them to install the memory for you.
That's not good news, but at least they offered to do it for me under
As for the drive, it's a 60GB Toshiba 6021GAS, 4200RPM and 2MB cache
(low end unit).
I can't try the memory suggestion without replacing both modules, so
even if I were to do that, it would be a while before I could comment
on the effect.... I can however say that the clock speed is not 2GHz but
rather 1.8GHz.. 3 different OSes all report 1.8GHz.
On another subject - is AMD64 ACPI any better under 2.6.1? Because
without ACPI for power management, you only get about 1 hr battery life
under FC1, while with Win32 ACPI battery management, it's closer to 3 hours.
Brian Stretch wrote:
>Still looking for the second dimm slot.. So far, I've only
>which means that the max would be 1.25GB.. The door on the
>bottom of the laptop only exposes a single slot.
Try emailing eMachines. They've been very good about replying
to emails I've sent to them within hours. I don't always get the
answer I want but they do appear cluefull. Be sure to tell them
to smack Broadcom while you're at it.
Still, I'm disappointed they didn't document how to get to both
DIMM slots in print. There's probably info in the online docs
under Windows that you can't get to.
I have a suspicion that if you dropped in Corsair PC3200 SODIMMs
in place of the included PC2700's you could tweak the BIOS for
400MHz memory and effectively have an Athlon 64 3200+. The
specs they list, 1MB L2 and 2GHz clock, match those for a 3200+
with PC3200 memory. Using PC2700 subtracts 200 points on the
TPI scale. I guess PC3200 SODIMMs were too hard to find in
quantity? Just speculating here. Newegg.com
has the Corsair
BTW, is the included HD a 4200RPM drive or 5400? 2MB cache or
8MB? I haven't bought a notebook yet but when I come up with a
proper excuse I'm planning on getting an eMachines 64-bit.