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August 7, 2008 4:45:48 PM

hi all,

does any one know if it is posible to add more usb headers to a motherbard, at the moment i have 2 which support 2 devices/ports each but need another one,

any help would be greatly appreciated,


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August 7, 2008 5:02:42 PM

You can buy a USB PCI card with 4 USB ports.
August 7, 2008 5:15:19 PM

no, i actualy need headers not ports.
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August 7, 2008 5:39:42 PM

no, i need to explain myself better, my motherboard has 2 usb headers, my case has 4 usb ports which use up all the headers, this then stops me from connecting my internal card reader, i need another header on my board to connect the card reader to.

thanks for your help.
August 7, 2008 5:42:15 PM

The southbridge of a motherboard can only support a limited number of components. You can't add more headers. Besides, were you planning on soldering them on yourself and linking them to the southbridge?
August 7, 2008 5:44:30 PM

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August 7, 2008 5:46:19 PM

i thought there might be some kind of pci card with them.
August 7, 2008 5:51:37 PM

So go to newegg, type "internal usb port" into the Search field, and hit "Go"...
August 7, 2008 6:02:50 PM

there are lots of cards with internal usb ports but not headers
August 7, 2008 6:04:50 PM

He wants to convert the PCI lane into USB headers for his card reader. He doesn't have anywhere to attach the USB port leads on his card reader. I did a quick search but couldn't find anything. I think you might have to settle for a regular PCI card with USB ports.
August 7, 2008 6:05:10 PM

Or, just order an adaptor cable. You may have to route the cable from the outside to the inside, but try this:

It's the fourth one down the page. A little long, but it is what you're after.
August 7, 2008 6:09:47 PM

thankyou, this is exactly what i need, now i know what they are called i can find one in the UK,

once again thankyou
August 7, 2008 6:21:56 PM

thanks again.