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Any way I can downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 ports on Corsair Air 540

Hello, my a97 r2.0 mobo is lacking somewhere to plug this in for the front USB ports on my case. Is it possible that I swap the front USB ports for USB 2.0 from my spare case? Is it possible to disassemble that or is it all welded together? What would be a solution to get front USB ports on my case to work?

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  1. Most of us would stick a piece of tape over the unused ports, and add in a few new ports in a drive-bay-thingy.

    Alternately, You could buy a PCI/PCIe USB 3.0 board that would give You the right connectors.
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    Dylen said:
    Hello, my a97 r2.0 mobo is lacking somewhere to plug this in for the front USB ports on my case. Is it possible that I swap the front USB ports for USB 2.0 from my spare case? Is it possible to disassemble that or is it all welded together? What would be a solution to get front USB ports on my case to work?

    Thanks.


    You want something like this:
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15261/cab-629/FrozenCPUcom_Internal_USB30_Male_to_Internal_USB_20_Female_Adapter_Cable_OCU67.html?id=zz9QuQsg&mv_pc=293
  3. You can get an adapter to plug that connector to the USB 2.0 headers on your motherboard. Something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-AK-CBUB19-10BK-USB-Adapter-Cable/dp/B00BQ8A6N6
  4. I had no idea those adapters existed. Thank you guys a bunch!
  5. Hi, that plugs in right next to your 24 pin power connector. The light blue box right next to it.
  6. tinmann said:
    Hi, that plugs in right next to your 24 pin power connector. The light blue box right next to it.


    I'm afraid not, my friend! https://www.asus.com/media/global/products/j02VBoX5bQJxJu1B/P_500.jpg
  7. Dylen said:
    tinmann said:
    Hi, that plugs in right next to your 24 pin power connector. The light blue box right next to it.


    I'm afraid not, my friend! https://www.asus.com/media/global/products/j02VBoX5bQJxJu1B/P_500.jpg


    Just a weird question, why do you want to downgrade from USB 3.0 to 2.0 anyways? :O
  8. sora said:
    Dylen said:
    tinmann said:
    Hi, that plugs in right next to your 24 pin power connector. The light blue box right next to it.


    I'm afraid not, my friend! https://www.asus.com/media/global/products/j02VBoX5bQJxJu1B/P_500.jpg


    Just a weird question, why do you want to downgrade from USB 3.0 to 2.0 anyways? :O

    At first I didn't know that there was such thing as a 19 to 9 pin USB adapter. I have nowhere to plug the 19 pin onto my current mobo, restricting me from using the front USB ports on my case. I thought I was going to just swap the ports out to older ones, but the adapter solved the problem, and I don't have to downgrade.
  9. will using the adapter lower the speed of the usb?
  10. heyitskhakha said:
    will using the adapter lower the speed of the usb?


    yes, all ports will have the same speeds of 2.0 with the above adapter.
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