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Installing a USB 3.0 Expansion Card

Last response: in Components
April 1, 2011 2:29:21 AM

Hello, I just purchased a Dell XPS 8300 desktop. It did not come with USB 3.0 so I would like to install a USB 3.0 expansion card. All of the cards seem to require an internal power connection. I am not that computer literate to know where and how to plug the expansion board in, after I install it in the PCI slot. Is this a relatively straight forward, easy thing to do, or am I biting off more than I can chew? Thanks for the help in advance!
April 1, 2011 7:55:12 PM

This is what I installed in my computer:

In use for over 5 months. Works perfectly. Easy to install in a PCIe slot, and no external power is required.

Follow basic safety procedures like unplugging the computer from the wall outlet, and wearing an anti-static wrist strap before you open the computer side panel.

Here is the service manual:

It is not a difficult task if you read and study the manual.