Updating bios asus rom
The same applies to laptops, they often also don't have all those features.But modern Retail ASUS desktop boards all have that feature as far as I know.As most people upgrade their systems, this is a bit of a downer - adding another 2GB for only 800MB more usable is no good.Fortunately, updating the BIOS is easy - once you know the trick.If this is enough for you to succeed, awesome, otherwise read on... Delete the partitions, create a new one (or just use the RAW partition - this works too), and then create a "FAT" filesystem. Copy the ROM from the Asus download site to the USB key as "1215N. After rebooting, in the BIOS, press Alt-F2 repeatedly.Creating a FAT16 filesystem is relatively easy under Windows. The system should recognize the USB key and flash the BIOS, opening up your full amount of RAM! However, it might be worth trying if you're doing something RAM-heavy and CPU-light... Check out our latest feature brief for tips and tricks to keep your employees off a hackers line!
The trick is that if you try it, it probably won't work. EZ-Flash seems to require a hideous FAT16 filesystem to function.
It works similarly to the BIOS upgrade option I mentioned above. Maybe yours were OEM boards built by ASUS for PC builders like DELL or HP etc.
Those OEM versions often don't have all the capabilities which retail ASUS boards have.
From what I hear, the system can support 8GB, but I think 8GB in a netbook starts to get into "Wait...
so - if you don't need to update the bios - don't do it !