View Full Version : Deconstructing the eee PC

Chris Keall
27-02-2008, 05:03 PM
If you haven't already caught it, Chilling_Silence pulled one apart. The slides are on our home page (http://pcworld.co.nz).

27-02-2008, 09:16 PM
To anyone who wishes to try it yourself, it is difficult to get the front of the cover off where the touchpad is, as there are two clips which are difficult to access.

27-02-2008, 09:38 PM
A more direct link would be useful. I (and I guess many others) lose interest if an article is more than a couple of clicks away.

27-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Here's the CONVENIENT (formattings and shouting are directed to Chris) direct link:


02-03-2008, 02:00 AM
Hey wow thats cool, Im famous :D

04-03-2008, 01:26 PM
Just out of interest (Ive had a few complain about how the *think* the CPU will slow it down -- Even thou its still faster than most NEW XP / Vista boxes Ive used), it IS possible to upgrade the CPU if you're a real whizz with the soldering iron:

05-03-2008, 10:41 AM
your photos dont show a CPU fan....

what can you tells us about the CPU heatsink and FAN.....

05-03-2008, 10:45 AM
your photos dont show a CPU fan....

what can you tells us about the CPU heatsink and FAN.....

The "heatsink" is the thin metal plate underneath the keyboard, which also acts as the heatsink for the chipsets. If you pop the three small clips holding the keyboard in place, you can see the plate underneath, and the "dents" in the plate where it makes contact with the top of the chips.

The fan is located on the underside of the motherboard, and appears to circulate air around the RAM and associated circuitry there. There is no fan specifically for the CPU or chipset.

Have a look around eeeuser.com, as they have very detailed photos of the Eee PC ripped apart.