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Does My Motherboard Have USB 2.0


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#1 Franky-99

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:43 PM

Hi there - I have a desktop pc which was purchased 2 years back, and just connected two external drives which are USB 2.0, but they only run at usb 1.1 speeds.

I have checked the device manager, which shows the enhanced controller, and I also went into the bios set-up, which had no mention of usb 2.0 anywhere, only usb 1.1.

In the past, when a usb 2.0 device was plugged into a 1.1 port, windows would show a prompt, is that still the case with XP3?

Also, there are 6 ports on the desktop, would all ports have usb 2.0, if the motherboard had usb 2.0? (im not at home right now to check every port)

Any advice appreciated.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:24 PM

We need to know what motherboard you have or if a manufactured machine, the exact model.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:55 PM

The Original USB 2.0 specification released on April 27, 2000

If your computer is newer than that then all USB ports support 2.0
http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/

How do you know that these devices are running at USB 1.1 speed?

Worst case scenario is to purchase a USB 2.0 PCI add in card for about 20 bucks

Edited by Eyesee, 16 December 2008 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:53 PM

We need to know what motherboard you have or if a manufactured machine, the exact model.


Hi mate, the motherboard is

Mainboard : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD MS-7387

The Original USB 2.0 specification released on April 27, 2000

If your computer is newer than that then all USB ports support 2.0
http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/

How do you know that these devices are running at USB 1.1 speed?

Worst case scenario is to purchase a USB 2.0 PCI add in card for about 20 bucks


Hi - sure buying a card and upgrading isn't a big deal, so a USB 2.0 PCI card is definitely an option.

Reason I said the devices are running at USB 1.1 speed, is that the transfer rate will never go past 11 k/b, while if I unplug the same device and plug into my laptop, the same device will run at between 25 k/b and 40 k/b per sec, which means the slow down is being caused by the computers capabilities.




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