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USB 3.0 PCI-E card on a mobo with only USB 2.0 ports

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  • PCI Express
  • USB
  • USB3
Last response: in Motherboards
January 7, 2013 4:03:02 PM

Simple question
Will an ASRock FM2A55M-DGS motherboard support a USB 3.0 PCI Express card?

I am unsure because the motherboard only has USB 2.0 ports so would the USB 3.0 ports run at 2.0 speeds?

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a b V Motherboard
January 7, 2013 4:23:09 PM

No, the ports on the PCIe card would operate completely independent of the rest.
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January 7, 2013 4:28:15 PM

Best answer selected by Stevydinho.
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January 7, 2013 4:28:18 PM

OK thanks
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