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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:55 AM

My computer doesn't have a 2.0USB port. Are they hard to install? And where can I get one that is compatible with my computer?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:11 AM

Desktop or laptop?

Computer manufacturer and model?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:17 AM

It's a desktop put together by a local company in 2003. the board is Intel D845WN.

Edited by yellowdog5, 11 December 2008 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:22 AM

You can add a USB 2.0 to PCI card to get the 2.0. Newegg has one for about $13.00.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:21 PM

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboa...b/cs-009024.htm

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:04 PM

Thank you, I will check out these links.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:20 PM

OK, I found the instructions to enable USB 2.0, but do I need new hardware, or will the USB ports already on my computer work?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:30 AM

No, once the instructions on Intel's site are followed, your current USB ports are USB 2.0 ready. All you need to do then is plug in a USB 2.0 compatible device and enjoy the boost in speed.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:46 AM

OK, I followed Intel's instructions, but when I select "advanced" in BIOS setup, I am not offered the "USB configuration" option.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:12 AM

Is it possible that I cannot use high speed usb with this system?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:53 AM

Anything is possible.

If this is a desktop and you have an open PCI slot...the simple solution or work-around is to do as dc3 suggested and just add a USB 2.0 PCI card.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:39 AM

I contacted the company that put this computer together (VERY expensive), and they will put a PCI card in for $25-$95 labor depending on what else needs done plus $75 for the card! Well, I can do the labor, but should I pay $75 for the card? I am a little leary of the cheap cards, but I don't want to pay $75. I have read some reviews at Newegg that say that the cards didn't work for them. Am I being overly cautious? Can anyone recommend a card that should work for this computer? the motherboard is Intel D845WN, 2002 version.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:18 PM

Did you check the link to Newegg that I had posted?

This something that you can do, it is a plug and play item. You will spend more time trying to figure out how to get inside the case than installing the card.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:28 AM

I contacted the company that put this computer together (VERY expensive), and they will put a PCI card in for $25-$95 labor depending on what else needs done plus $75 for the card!


Cough, RIPOFF, cough! :thumbsup: Man are they ripping you off for something that simple.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:59 AM

The card that dc3 suggested should work, as will the Koutech PCI to USB2.0 Card. With all computer equipment, there is a chance you might get something that will be broken or won't work with your configuration. If it is DOA, you can send back to the vendor and it replaced. $25 to $95....for installation.....plus $75 for the card.......:thumbsup:

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