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Power to PCI-E to USB 3.0 2 Port Express Card

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September 28, 2013 8:34:36 AM

Hello,

I am trying to install the following PCI-E card with an internal USB 3.0 header:

http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Uspeed-Express-20-pin...

The instructions state that you need to connect the card to a 4-pin DC connector. I have connected this card to the HX 1050 Corsiar power supply using one of peripheral connectors.

Is this the correct way to power the PCI-E card? It's not working (not being recognized), so trying to make sure it's not an issue of the card not getting power.

Many thanks for your help,
AP

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September 28, 2013 8:47:33 AM

Yes, only one type of connector will fit the card.

Try another pci-e slot if you can.
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September 28, 2013 9:09:04 AM

nukemaster said:
Yes, only one type of connector will fit the card.

Try another pci-e slot if you can.


OK, that worked. I swapped the USB and Wi-Fi cards. Problem is, now the USB card is working but the Wi-Fi card is not.

Is this a problem with my motherboard? Does it need to be replaced?

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September 28, 2013 9:13:30 AM

What board do you have? I want to ensure you do not have to make a bios change.
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September 28, 2013 9:44:27 AM

nukemaster said:
What board do you have? I want to ensure you do not have to make a bios change.


Asus Sabertooth Z87 - and yes, had to make a BIOS change. Now everything works like a charm, thanks very much.
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September 28, 2013 4:49:15 PM

Good to hear you got it working :) 
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December 18, 2013 10:42:31 AM

Hi, The instruction mentioned are correct, I will suggest that please chk out the connections , chk whether you are connecting the correctly they are not loose. hopefully this will do the trick. Some this happens in other gadgets too like Credit Card Flash Drive , Secondly their might be any problem in your USB Port.




ap307 said:
Hello,

I am trying to install the following PCI-E card with an internal USB 3.0 header:

http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Uspeed-Express-20-pin...

The instructions state that you need to connect the card to a 4-pin DC connector. I have connected this card to the HX 1050 Corsiar power supply using one of peripheral connectors.

Is this the correct way to power the PCI-E card? It's not working (not being recognized), so trying to make sure it's not an issue of the card not getting power.

Many thanks for your help,
AP


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