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Windows 7: Usb 3.0

26 Jan 2012   #1
gmcgee

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Usb 3.0

How can I tell if my computer will support a PCI 3.0 USB express card. It is a Dell XPS410 and is about 4 years old


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26 Jan 2012   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums.

According to your system specs your mainboard doesn't support USB 3 Dell™ XPS™ 410 Service Manual

But if you plug in a pci express usb 3.0 expansion card



then you should be fine to run USB 3
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26 Jan 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It probaly will. Check the card you chose whether it is 1x, 2x or 4x and then check your mobo for those ports.
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26 Jan 2012   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I have a Dell 580S. I put a USB 3.0 card in it. If you have the correct slots, it will work pretty good. I recommend you look inside the case and see if you have the required extra power cable it requires. My Dell had no spare power cables at all. I had to do some 'creative wiring' to make it work. But, it works good now, and I have some spare power cables.
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26 Jan 2012   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The only downside is you will then look at any collection of USB 2 external HDDs and sigh.
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26 Jan 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The only downside is you will then look at any collection of USB 2 external HDDs and sigh.
And it gets worse when you also have eSata. They sure have a tendency to mushroom.
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