Dell Latitude CPx H500GT fails when using 2x256 Mb memory in bay
I've heard there is a known flaw in the Intel motherboard used in the Dell Latitude CPx H500GT. With BIOS A14 flashed, the computer will run on one stick of 256 Mb memory, but will fail with BSOD if both DIMM slots in the memory bay are occupied. Dell says the ID of the board is 203DG, however, I believe this is a Dell P/N and not an Intel P/N.
Dell says to call Intel about the board: 800-843-4481 Anyone out there with a similar problem? firstname.lastname@example.org
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If the laptop is in warranty, then dell will take care of it. Also, are the two ram sticks the same speed? mixing ram can be bad. also, goldmemory software is excellent for ram testing. lastly, if there is a bios version that allows you to use both ram slots, use that bios. a newer bios is not always better.
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The memory bay is a part of the motherboard. Try each stick in each bay to make sure that the problem is the motherboard itself. Sometimes memory is incompatible with a particular laptop. Sometimes there is a maximum allowable memory. The maximum for your PC is 2 GB.
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Yes call Fries Electronics let them know what model laptop you have they can tell you the type of memory you need SoDimm more then likely, they will give you a price. It is better to remove the old memory and take it with you when you go to buy it has to match. Also you can ask what is the largest recommended hard drive they have for this model laptop, probably 60gb. The motherboard for that laptop does have limitations. That laptop probably does not have a built in wireless card so you can either use a hard wire RJ45 Data cable and plug the other end into your Internet Router, or you can purchase a PCMCIA Wireless Card to insert into the slot on the side of the laptop. This PCMCIA Card will allow you to access the internet wirelessly. You have now beefed up your CPx Latitude.
The Latitude CPx only has the capability of running 2 IDE devices (1 HDD, 1 CD-ROM) The optical drive can be connect via the drive bay in the chassis or the Cable. If Optical drive is connected via cable only the floppy can be used in the bay.