USB 2.0 pci card on old (non usb2.0 motherboard) ??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by _kC_, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    hi.. i just got an NEC usb 2.0 PCI card for my old internet server machine
    gigabyte ga71xe (only has usb1 sockets)
    and i have a USB2.0 hard drive bay, which works fine on my laptop and DAW (both have built in USB2.0)
    but when i plug my USB2.0 HD into my internet machines new USB2.0 pci card
    it still transfers at usb1 speed

    so my question, should a USB2 pci card still work at usb2 even if its in an older motherboard without built in USb2 support?

    the NEC is using the latest drivers (built into XP SP1)
    but i did a search for "USB 2.0" at windows downloads, and came up with

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...b9-ebe1-4c5b-9dd4-5c0eb387311e&DisplayLang=en
    whatever that patch is, i cant run it, comes an error (see the attched pic)

    any other ideas?

    thx
    kC
     

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Try looking for some drivers on Gigabyte's site.
     
  3. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    its an old board.. any drivers they have there are already installed
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    That seems strange. Even if the board doesn't support USB 2, the PCI slot has enough bandwidth to do so, and the driver should be telling your computer how.
     
  5. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    yeh very strange :(
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I could be wrong, but don't you have to have either XP SP1 or special drivers installed?