I recently upgraded my Dell Latitude CPx H laptop with a new hard
drive, more ram, and a new external dvdrw drive. After successfully
upgrading, I discovered that my USB port would not allow my external
dvdrw drive to operate at full speed. The system message said that I
should attach/upgrade to a high-speed usb controller. After trying a
high-speed USB hub that barely functions well, then a PCMCIA slot
4-port USB converter which failed miserably at any functionality, I am
completely out of ideas as to how to improve the situation.
I didn't have this problem before upgrading, so I don't know if I
screwed something up or if it's just that I simply didn't notice it
before, but if anyone has any ideas/advice/suggestions, I'd be more
than grateful to hear them.
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Re: Dell Latitude CPx H - USB controller upgrade??
May be your system is not supporting usb 2.0.That's way your dvd writer is not functioing at higer speed.To get the advantage of latest technology like this,ultimately u need the latest motherboard .Instead of upgrading your hard drive,Ram and other compnents u should have gone for a new laptop .Cost wise also u could have got full satisfection.
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Unless Dell has the upgrade for the bios to include the larger hardware you are going to be in trouble, I would go online to Dell and check for upgrades to your model if they still support it. The other option is contact customer and technical support to see it they can give you a alternative solution.
You can upgrade your laptop by installing more RAM and or installing a larger hard drive. I suggest you use an external USB hard drive and this means you do not have to pull apart your laptop to install a larger hard drive also you do not need to install Windows on the new hard drive.
You can upgrade your laptop by installing more RAM and or installing a larger hard drive. I
suggest you use an external USB hard drive and this means you do not
have to pull apart your laptop to install a larger hard drive also you
do not need to install Windows on the new hard drive.
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.
If the system still works on an external monitor and functions normally otherwise, you might be able teo replace the LCD assy for about $150.
If the system no longer works on external either, then I'd say the system is no longer viable as an item to repair as it will be cheaper to replace it then to repair it. (New laptops start at around $500)
New hard drives need to be formatted! So go into the control panel switch to classic view, ( if you are still using category view for the control panel ) open administrative tools, then open computer management. Next open disk management. In disk management your new drive will show as raw, you will be give the option of formatting the drive, select primary partition and format in NTFS.
This will then format the drive, when this has finished your new drive will appear in my computer.