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USB query

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by misanthrope, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. misanthrope

    misanthrope Bit Poster

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    i want to buy a cheap pc to 'make my mistakes' on.

    i would like to use it alongside my existing pc via a kvm switch. thing is i'm worried about USB compatibility, as the money i want to spend means the systems i'm looking at are quite old.

    if i bought a USB1.1 system could i upgrade to USB2.0 by installing a PCI expansion card?
     
  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    in all honestly, usb2 controller cards are extremely cheap now, you would be much better with that
     
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    It sometimes depends on the motherboard. Some older ones don't seem to play nicely with some USB2 cards.

    And don't forget that XP didn't support USB2 until SP1 (if I remember correctly).

    Harry.
     
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  4. misanthrope

    misanthrope Bit Poster

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    thanks, luckily i've found a machine with a USB2.0 gigabyte board.
     

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