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USB ver 1.1 upgrade to 2.0

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by I'mCanadian, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. I'mCanadian

    I'mCanadian Thread Starter

    Feb 2, 2005
    I wonder about the upgrade of USB ver. 1.1 to ver 2.0 by file download or have to buy the USB adapter card with ver. 2.0. My computer specs. is below:

    Pentium 3 Intel 800 Mhz
    Windows XP SP-2 operating system
    PC 133 512MB memory ram
    80GB Hard drive (master)
    20GB (slave)
    Onboard Sound

    All I know that I have one port for USB at the bottom front of my CPU case. So that is why I am asking to see if I have to buy a better USB 2.0 adapter or can download the upgrade file for version 2.0. Any advice would be appreciated about this.


    John P. Mackay
  2. microcacti


    Jan 25, 2005
    If it is inbuilt into the motherboard and is new you probobly have it allready but it is a hardware update, worth it, and windows SP1 i know has the drivers for most USB2. PCI Cards are usally preaty cheap to get.

  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    USB 2.0 is new hardware, not just software. If you currently only have USB 1.1, you need to purchase a USB 2.0 PCI card.
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