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Upgrading two USB ports on front panel

I added a Belkin USB 2.0, 5-Port PCI card to my HP761n computer. Naturally the 4 ports on the PCI card all work at the 2.0 std. But the two front USB ports still indicate the older speed of 1.1.

I assume I need to unplug these two front ports from the mboard and plug them into the 5th internal USB plug on the Belkin's PCI card. The problem is the two plugs are not compatible. The plug on the Belkins card is a standard USB plug, and the plug on the front port wires (two)are what I believe to be a 'double row of 5' header pins. I believe they refer to this as a 'Intel Standard USB header Layout'??

1) Is there a simple conversion device that would allow this two plugs to be connected??
2) Or do I need to consider getting a new terminal plug (std USB) added to the wires of the front USB ports?

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  • brian eiland Jan 01, 2009

    QUOTE=those pins should connected to ur mother board only...

    QUESTION: But if it were only a single USB port on the front of the computer it could be connected to that 5th "internal port" on the PCI card, right?? So why could.t it be possible to get both USB ports on the front working via that internal port on the PCI card??


    QUOTE=once check ur bios settings..
    QUESTION: Does this have any bearing on my motherboard's inherent (as deliveried) capability of supplying USB1.1 rather than 2.0 ?? That would indicate to me that I might have been able to upgrade my computer to USB2.0 without installing this Belkin card??



    Just beware you are talking to a relatively computer illeriate :)

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Hi..
there is no such converter..
those pins should connected to ur mother board only...
once check ur bios settings..

or
use external usb hub..so u can get multiple usb ports that u need...


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