Solved Changing usb 2.0 to 3.0 Tags: Hardware Speed USB Systems Last response: July 10, 2014 4:14 PM in Systems Share kunthakenthe July 9, 2014 7:19:49 PM is there any possible way to turn a usb 2.0 and get the speed to 3.0 or is it a physical thing in the hardware itself. I'm just wondering if possible usb 3.0 isnt super expensive so i could just buy it More about : changing usb Reply to kunthakenthe SchizTech July 9, 2014 7:23:18 PM No, it's a different physical chip (nowadays, newer logic in the chipset to be precise) and more wires in the cables. If you don't have a USB3 board you can get a PCIe card. Reply to SchizTech m 0 l Ubrales July 9, 2014 7:26:46 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Above are some USB 3 cards. I installed this on an x58 motherboard that did not have USB 3. With the card I have two USB 3 ports at the rear. Reply to Ubrales m 0 l Related resources can i change to usb 3.0 from usb 2.0? - Forum changing a PCIe 2.0 Graphic Card for a PCIe 3.0 on a P7P55D MB - Forum USB 3.0 header on motherboard but USB 2.0 front panel port on case - Forum are wireless usb 3.0 adapters compatible with usb 2.0 ports - Forum USB 2.0 to 3.0 help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kunthakenthe July 9, 2014 7:52:29 PM oh im not trying to buy sorry but thanks for the offer. I was just wondering if this was possible Reply to kunthakenthe m 0 l Best solution Ubrales July 10, 2014 4:57:12 AM kunthakenthe said:oh im not trying to buy sorry but thanks for the offer. I was just wondering if this was possible It is possible only with the appropriate PCI card.- the USB 3 controller is different from the USB 2 controller, and a hardware change is necessary. It cannot be done by software alone. Reply to Ubrales Share kunthakenthe July 10, 2014 4:14:34 PM oh yeah thats what i was wondering thanks. Thanks everyone who helped out. Reply to kunthakenthe m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedNzxt Phantom 410 - Front USB 2.0 dont work while 3.0 do Forum SolvedCase has usb 2.0 and mobo has 3.0 Forum SolvedCan I use USB 3.0 Header instead of USB 2.0 Header for Corsair Link? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 20 pin female to male USB adapter? Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 Header on Case, USB 3.0 Header Motherboard Forum SolvedReplacing bent USB 3.0 Connector 20PIN Forum Solvedusb 3.0 on case to usb 2.0 on motherboard Forum Solvedhow to put a usb 3.0 cable into mobile usb 2.0 Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports Forum SolvedDifference between USB 3.0 and 2.0 significant? Forum Solvedusb 3.0 in usb 2.0 Forum SolvedDoes the Zalman Z9 U3 finally has 20 pin USB 3.0 header? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0's ports not receiving power but USB 2.0's ports working fine Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 headers USB 3.0 case Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 Case headers but USB 3.0 MOBO? HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !