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Upgrade usb1 to usb2


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englang

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Hi everyone,

I hope this is posted in the right location.

A friend has a Packard bell desktop which in all respects is adequate except it has only USB1 sockets.

It has a microstar MS-6511 v1 motherboard with an AMD XP2200 chip. The BIOS is Megatrends 07.00T

How can I upgrade it?

Following a PC world suggestion I have tried a Belkin USB PCI card but this seemed to crash the system.

Thanks in anticipation.
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englang

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Is there no-one who can help me please?

At least tell me if its not possible or if I have posted this in the wrong section of the forum.

Thanks, hopefully.
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the only way is to get a USB2.0 card like you've gotten...you'd need to try a different brand/model if the one you got didn't work
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Many thanks dsenette.

Please take care not to over estimate my technical knowledge or ability!

Was there anything I may have done wrong the first time? Do I need to uninstall anything before installing the new PCI card, eg. the existing USB stuff (but how) or the modem PCI card that was removed to free up a PCI slot. Help!!

Thanks
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Hi there,

If you removed a piece of hardware (the modem), then you can uninstall it and the drivers from your system.

Can you please define "crash the system"? What exactly happened?

Did you get to the desktop so you can install the drivers? Do you have the appropriate drivers for your friends OS?

Cheers

Troy
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