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Old 01-08-2006, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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thats a link to my motherboard.. im wondering if someone can help me out. there are 4 usb ports on the back of the pc.. also my case came with 2 in the front. i hooked up the 2 front ones and they seem to working ok. are the ones that are on the back actually usb.. or are they just the plugs and i have to add a separate usb card to use them. im asking because the mobo says it has 4 onboard usb 1.1... then it says it has 4 usb 2.0 rear panel ports ...im really confused about which ports are which speeds and which ones i have access to use right out of the box... without adding some sort of add on card
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The 4 ports in the back are usb 2.0 but backwards compatible for 1.1. You should not have to do anything to use them. Just plug and play.
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ok so wait a second. the 4 on the back are 2.0? then where is the 4 1.1 ports? does this have anything to do with the small headers that i plugged into the mobo from the usb on the front of my case
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2.0 is backward compatible. Plug in a usb 1.1 device in a 2.0 port and it will ruin at 1.1 speeds.
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ok so putting it simply... all of the usb ports on my pc are capable of running 2.0 correct?
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Yes.
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thank you
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Well those 4 USB headers are for plugs, for your case or say you got a new case that had 4 USB plugs, you'd plug those into the 4 headers. So then you'd have no more USB headers left, but 8 USB ports including the back ones.
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ok i got it now.. thanks alot
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