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Windows 7: USB Identification.

05 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
USB Identification.

Hi all.

I have a quick question about the USB ports on my computer. I have a screenshot hosted here on Flikr:

USB | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Of the 5 USB's that are listed, one is a USB2. Is the USB2 Enhanced Host Controller a USB2.0 port?

I am looking because I am going to buy an audio interface and if I have a 2.0 in there then I will get something a little better 'cos I want as little latency as possible when recording vocals.

There is one other thing also, if it turns out that there is a 2.0 port, is there a way to physically differentiate which port is the 2.0?

I have 3 USB's on the back and 2 on the front of my tower. At the moment I don't know which is which and do not know what to physically look for when I look in or out of the case.

If anyone can help me out here I'd be grateful,

All the best, Ste.

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05 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

From the specs for your motherboard,

  1. Integrated in the South Bridge
  2. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 2.3)

All the USB ports are 2.0/1.1, so no need to worry about which is which.
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06 Apr 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

To check, go to device manager and expand USB serial bus controllers. If any of them have the word enhanced, you have USB 2.0.
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06 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit

Thanks guys, swift asdvice indeed!

I should always remember to check the manual. Noob mistake number one!

Thanks again, all the best, Ste.
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