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Windows 7: USB Ports On Mother Board Not Working

19 May 2012   #11
chinu2710

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post
Just in case your USB ports on your motherboard are not able to be fixed, you can get a 4 or 5 USB port card that you can add to a pci slot on your motherboard.
Do I just buy any PCI card or anything specific that I should look for according to my motherboard? Also wanted to know if USB 3.0 would work on my PC? Is there a combined card for USB 2.0 and 3.0 or do I have to buy 2 separate cards if I want USB 3.0 as well?

Thanks,
Chinu


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21 May 2012   #12
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinu2710 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post
Just in case your USB ports on your motherboard are not able to be fixed, you can get a 4 or 5 USB port card that you can add to a pci slot on your motherboard.
Do I just buy any PCI card or anything specific that I should look for according to my motherboard? Also wanted to know if USB 3.0 would work on my PC? Is there a combined card for USB 2.0 and 3.0 or do I have to buy 2 separate cards if I want USB 3.0 as well?

Thanks,
Chinu
I'd check to make sure there were free slots available, and then what type of slots they are (typically PCI on older machines, PCI-e on newer).

Don't know if there are cards that have both 2.0 and 3.0.
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21 May 2012   #13
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If you need more than 2 more USB ports, go for the USB 2 PCIe card. All of the USB 3 cards I've seen only have 2 ports, while the USB 2 cards will have 4 or 5 - (4 external & some have 1 additional internal).

I wouldn't be concerned with USB 3 until your next PC upgrade.
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21 May 2012   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should also check if you have a PCIe x1 or PCIe x16 slot.
Also check for a full height or half height bracket.
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