Can I Install a USB2.0 PCI Card?

  prima12 19:46 05 Aug 2003
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My PC is just 2 years old and I was thinking of buying a new scanner. The one I looked at was Canoscan 3000F, but this is USB 2.0. My handbook says that the motherboard is MSI MS-6390 and is using a VIA KM266 chipset. It also says in the handbook, 'that if your motherboard uses 8235 South Bridge, this connector will be compatible with USB 2.0 spec', unfortunately that means absolutely nothing to me. What I would like to know, if somebody could help is, would my system accept a USB 2.0 PCI card to upgrade it? I looked on the VIA website but that didn't help me much. Thanks in advance. P.

  prima12 19:47 05 Aug 2003

Re above, I am using W98se. P.

  Megatyte 19:49 05 Aug 2003

Yes.

AH

  prima12 19:53 05 Aug 2003

Now tha's what I call fast, thanks Megatyte

  Alan2 19:55 05 Aug 2003

I recently fitted one to a four year old Dell and it works just fine.

  jimv7 19:59 05 Aug 2003

Just a thought, xp will not recognise usb2 unless sp1 is installed.

  Megatyte 20:02 05 Aug 2003

USB2 drivers will be supplied with the new card.

AH

  prima12 20:05 05 Aug 2003

I have a standard USB 4 way hub, are the USB plugs the same USB 1/1.1 as they are for USB2.0, and could I use this hub on the USB2.0?
P.

  Megatyte 20:10 05 Aug 2003

Plugs are the same. Not sure about the hub, but you shouldn't need one. I picked up a 4 port USB2 card from Ebuyer for under £15.

AH

  Jester2K II 20:19 05 Aug 2003

If the Hub is a 1.1 then it can be used but it'll run the devices at 1.1 speed. You'll need a new USB 2.0 hub.

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