Adding USB 2.0 ports to PC

  chrismuir 18:02 28 Sep 2003


I want to add some USB 2.0 ports to my PC to take advantage of the faster transfer rate. I have a gigabyte GA7-DX motherboard which i don't think has any USB 2.0 ports. Is it as simple as adding a PCI card that has USB 2.0 ports (such as Belkin I have seen) or is it more complicated than that....?



  MjM Hellfire 18:04 28 Sep 2003

USB 2 is backwards compatible and as easy as installing USB 1.

Bare in mind it will only benefit you if you connect a USB 2 supported device to it. It will not make your already USB 1 peripherals any faster.

  chrismuir 18:12 28 Sep 2003

I have a scanner that supports USB 2.0 so thats why I want to get it - saves getting the messages about hi-speed device but no hi-speed ports. So just need a USB 2 PCI card then?

  Djohn 18:18 28 Sep 2003

Yes, just add the new USB 2.0 PCI card to your PC.

XP with SP1 will recognise it. XP without SP1 or win 98 will need the supplied driver to function correctly. MjM Hellfire is correct in the information in his post. j.

  reddwarfcrew 18:25 28 Sep 2003

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