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how can i make my 2.0 usbports motherboard into 3.0 usb ports {i am having gigabyte g41m-combo}

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June 15, 2014 3:24:41 AM

how can i convert my 2.0 usb ports motherboard into 3.0 usb ports {i am having gigabyte g41m-combo} ??
please help me out ??
a b V Motherboard
June 15, 2014 4:27:44 AM

The best you can do is to buy and install a usb 3.0 expansion card. You should also be able to extend those ports to your front panel through a bay adapter. If your case manufacturer makes usb 3.0 ports for your case this may also be something to look at.

Your existing usb 2.0 ports cannot be upgraded. When the USB 3.0 standard was introduced it added 5 connections/cables. The cables are heavier, most of the connections are bigger (type A plug is the only connection still the same size but has 5 additional pins for the extra cabling).
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a b V Motherboard
June 16, 2014 1:12:09 PM

^ What this guy said..you cannot convert USB 2.0 to 3.0 to achieve the upgrade in performance.
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a c 324 V Motherboard
June 16, 2014 4:54:26 PM

Without PCIe Version 2 on the Intel G41 Express Chipset. A USB 3.0 card would not have enough bandwidth to achieve anything close to USB 3.0 speeds.

Speed. Per lane (each direction): PCIe version 1.x: 250 MB/s (2.5 GT/s); PCIe version 2.x: 500 MB/s (5 GT/s)
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