Important Notes on the Use of a CP5511 in a Laptop (Microsoft Windows 2000/XP)
What has to be considered before using a CP5511 in a laptop of more recent type (as of 2002)?
Please observe the following procedure:
- Verify all RAM areas that can be used by the
- Choose the menu item Start > Settings > Control Panel .
- Inside control panel, choose symbol System.
- In the following window, choose System Properties, choose the tab Hardware and click Device Manager.
Fig. 1: Menu "Device Manager"
In menu View > Resources by Type, choose menu item Memory.
Fig. 2: Overview of Free and Assigned Memory
The CP5511 needs free memory areas in the Segment D
Verify whether those areas are not assigned by other components such as graphic card, network adapter or mother board.
If this is the case, a remedy is provided in Entry-ID: 9853739.
- Verify Interrupts
In menu View > Ressources by Type choose menu item Interrupt Request.
- Basic requirement of using the CP5511 is a free interrupt that is exclusively used by the adapter card.
- If a free interrupt is not available, select an interrupt that is rarely needed -also see Entry-ID 12259435.
Do not use a shared interrupt!
Fig. 3: Overview of Free and Assigned Interrupts
- Verify Properties of the PCMCIA Controller
- The PCMCIA controller in the device manager is in View > Devices By Type
Fig. 4: Selection of PCMCIA Controllers in the Listing Devices of the Laptop
- The controller must comply with slot type II (16 bit). Usually, the laptops of later design use cardbus controllers, that either support 16/32 bit or only 32 bit.
- Verify in your records (documentation of the laptop) which controller type is used.
- If your laptop has a cardbus controller that exclusively supports 32 bit, you have to use a CP 5512 instead of a CP5511 (see Entry-ID 18874144).