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Windows 7: Type Of Cord Needed Inside Desktop For USB 3

13 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
Type Of Cord Needed Inside Desktop For USB 3

I bought my nephews old desktop. It has four USB plug ins up front. Two are USB 2 and two are USB 3. The USB 3 ones are not hooked up inside the desktop. I'm going to try and buy some wires to hook them up but I'm not sure the official name /type I'm looking for. So, what am I looking for? My motherboard is ASUS P8H67-M PRO. Thanks in advanced.

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13 Sep 2018   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello alucardx

Generally you will want a USB 3.0 cable with an Internal Header, that connects to the motherboard USB socket. However, if you intend to connect to USB port on your computer case, then there should already be sufficient cable installed / wrapped up somewhere near the front of the case. USB 3.0 connectors are blue in colour. If the connectors are black, then they are no good.
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13 Sep 2018   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

USB 3.0 A Female to 20 Pin Header Motherboard Cable
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13 Sep 2018   #4

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

I checked the manual and it only shows integrated USB 2.0 ports. You can get a USB 3.0 card with internal ports such as this one.
4 Port PCIE PCI-e to USB 3.0 (2 x Type A+ 20 Pin Internal) Expansion Card Hub Controller PCI Express Card Adapter w/ SATA Power -
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14 Sep 2018   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Also remember that these cards due to the requirements of multiple USB3 ports will usually require, and it is always recommended that you, supply a separate power cable from your internal loom, so in addition to the USB internal cable you will also need a spare power cable of the correct type or suitable adaptors (Molex or SATA). These may be already in place for the front mounted USB3 ports but not connected you need to check this before you proceed
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14 Sep 2018   #6

Windows 7 Home x64

Thank you all for the info.
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