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USB 3.0 Front Panel Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by undeadkingpr, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. undeadkingpr

    undeadkingpr Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2012
    So, I'm in a bit of bind.
    I need in the next two days to find a quick fix to plug a front panel USB 3.0 box connector into my ASUS M5A97 or get it to function in any possible fashion whether at USB 2.0 or 3.0 speeds or whatever.
    Any products within 20 miles of my zip code at 19073 are fair game. I recommend perusing http://www.microcenter.com/index.html for the PA store inventory.
    Any help is greatly apreciated!
    P.S I know there are several PCI connectors to do just what I want but I can't find any near my location.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Your mb does not have usb 3 on the board. The only usb 3 is on the back panel. Since the usb 3 and usb 2 use different connectors, you cannot connect your case front panel usb 3 to your board.

    You would need to install a card like this one to connect the usb 3 to your board.
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