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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

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    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
    CDRW
    CDRom

    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.

    Thankyou

    John P. Mackay
     
  2. microcacti

    microcacti

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    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.

    Sean
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    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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