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== Internal Upgrades ==
 
== Internal Upgrades ==
To install more devices internally, more USB-connections are needed. I hooked into one of the regular USB-ports and routed the D+/D- signals from the southbridge/chipset to a 4 port USB-hub. To make the port I hooked into work again, one of the 4 ports is connected back to the USB-port via the USB-hub (Hub-to-USB-port and USB-port-to-HUB).
 
  
The reason I choose to hook into the USB-port and the spare Mini-PCIe USB connection is that I want to:
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=== USB hub ===
* To be able to use Mini-PCIe cards based on USB later
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To install devices internally, more USB-connections are needed. I hooked into one of the regular USB-ports and routed the D+/D- signals from the southbridge/controller to a 4 port USB-hub. To make the port I hooked into work again, one of the 4 ports is connected back to the USB-port (Hub-to-USB-port and USB-port-to-HUB).
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I installed 2 hubs this way to get enough ports and load balancing the bandwidth. Having two storage devices on the same upstream connection is not a good idea speed-wise.
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The reason I choose to hook into the USB-port and leave the spare Mini-PCIe USB connection alone is that I want to:
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* Be able to use Mini-PCIe cards based on USB later
 
* Disable the USB-ports in BIOS and disable all the new devices
 
* Disable the USB-ports in BIOS and disable all the new devices
 
* Not have the devices disabled if I used the webcam or wifi connections
 
* Not have the devices disabled if I used the webcam or wifi connections
  
=== USB hub ===
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More information about [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hub USB hubs over at Wikipedia].
  
 
=== GPS with antenna ===
 
=== GPS with antenna ===

Revision as of 21:54, 12 December 2007

This is the Asus Eee PC 701 4G releases in the fall 2007. It is the first ultraportable 7" laptop with Solid State Drive (SSD) as the boot drive.

My Eee PC

  • Pearl white ordered from Qbit Online in Taiwan
  • Model: 701-W0002 - Chinese/US keyboard
  • Serial: 7BOAAQXXXX (first 6)
  • Motherboard rev: 701
  • Battery: 5200 mAh
  • No Mini-PCIe connector

Specifications

Dimensions:

  • Width: 22.5 cm
  • Depth: 16.5 cm
  • Height: 2.1-3.5 cm
  • Weight: 920 grams

Overclocking

  • CPU frequency (FSB x multiplier): n/a
  • Front-Side-Bus frequency (quad-pumped bus rate)): n/a
  • Bus speed: n/a

Benchmarks

Accessories

  • Logitech Nano Mouse
  • Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook 5000 / 4000
  • LG GSA-E50L Slim DVD Writer

Internal Upgrades

USB hub

To install devices internally, more USB-connections are needed. I hooked into one of the regular USB-ports and routed the D+/D- signals from the southbridge/controller to a 4 port USB-hub. To make the port I hooked into work again, one of the 4 ports is connected back to the USB-port (Hub-to-USB-port and USB-port-to-HUB).

I installed 2 hubs this way to get enough ports and load balancing the bandwidth. Having two storage devices on the same upstream connection is not a good idea speed-wise.

The reason I choose to hook into the USB-port and leave the spare Mini-PCIe USB connection alone is that I want to:

  • Be able to use Mini-PCIe cards based on USB later
  • Disable the USB-ports in BIOS and disable all the new devices
  • Not have the devices disabled if I used the webcam or wifi connections

More information about USB hubs over at Wikipedia.

GPS with antenna

Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

SDHC card reader

Pendrive

Power switch

  • Integrated: Webcam, Wifi PCIe adapter, SD card reader, Sound card, Atheros eithernet, Atheros Mini-PCIe adapter
  • USB hub: Bluetooth, SD card reader, GPS adapter, FM transmitter

Modem

The modem port on the Eee is stuffed with a piece of black foam and not used. The modem is not installed on any Eee machine but the internal connection points are still there. The modem card connected via a MDC v1.5 connection, and 12 pin header for the card and the 2 pin header to connect to the RJ-11 jack is still in place on all current 4G motherboards.

Asus is still providing the Windows driver for the Conexant 56K modem on their download site, look for Modem_XP.zip

The modem card can be found on various Dell, Acer, and Sony laptops. On Ebay the Conexant card can be found under these model numbers:

Other Possible Internal Upgrades

  • USB relay power switch
  • New keyboard (non-taiwanese) [2]
  • FM transmitter
  • CPU/GPU/Chipset voltage mod
  • Silicon Motion NAND flash replacement
  • Modemport - Wifi antenna, additional ethernet port
  • Modemport as a switch - remove to turn off, plug in to power

BIOS Revisions

Official Asus Eee PC ftp directory: USA Taiwan Asus Update Utility Eee PC directory: Asus.com

Newer releases last, sorted chronologically.

Tools:

8804

  • Download
  • Bios date 2007-07-25, initial release
  • Available via Asus Update
  • Full 100 MHz FSB
  • Chip report as an Intel I915GM rather than Intel I910GML
  • Wireless and screen flickering problems reported

0302

  • Bios date 2007-10-10
  • FSB lowered to 70 MHz

0204

  • Download
  • Bios date 2007-10-05
  • Fixes USB2 and webcam problems

0401

  • Download
  • Bios date 2007-10-17
  • Fix sometimes password is requested when entering setup

Optimize Windows XP

Linux Hardware Output

Output [3]:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 04)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5007EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Technology Corp. L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)

Datasheets

References