USB Frontal Ports Conversion

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by apu95, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    Hey guys :)

    I'm visiting a friend back home and he wants some USB 2.0 ports. He currently has 4 ports, 2 front and 2 back which come from his motherboard. If he buys a USB 2.0 PCI card that has the ability to hook up to the frontal port connector, would he be able to disconnect his frontal ports from the motherboard and connect them to the new PCI card, making the frontal ones 2.0 as well?

    Thanks :)
    Apu
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2006
  2. apu95

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    I've been reading up at the USB 2.0 FAQ and apparently it seems like they would work. I'd still rather get an informed answer, anyone? :p
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    YOu need an add in card that has the right headers.