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lowinigan

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hi there can some one tell me if there is a differencebetween a usb pci card and a usb host controller and how you can tell the difference
any info would be helpful
thanx alot
 

JohnWill

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Well, USB ports, whether on the MB or a PCI card will have a USB host controller. Perhaps you could tell us what you're trying to do, and we can offer guidance.
 

lowinigan

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im trying to upgrade from usb1 to 2 and am lookin for a little infothanx for input
 

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OK, USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 uses different hardware, so you'll need new hardware. If you pick up a PCI USB 2.0 board, you can just install it in your machine, and you'll have the USB 1.1 ports on the MB, and the new USB 2.0 ports from the add-on board. For 2K at SP4 or XP at SP1 or better, no drivers should be required for the new board, it's just plug-n-play.

I hope that answers your question.
 
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