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April 4, 2005 12:22:41 AM

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I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it to
USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.

Thanks for any help.

Phil

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:22:42 AM

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Your Dim 4600 should be USB2.0 capable, if you have XP SP1a or SP2
installed. Check your Windows Hardware Device Manager. There should be a USB
entry, labeled "standard enhanced" in it.

Control Panel> System> Hardware tab> Device Manager button> Under USB
Controllers
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"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it to
USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.

Thanks for any help.

Phil
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 2:22:14 AM

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"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it to
>USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Phil
>
>

The 4600 is USB2. My 4550 does.
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April 4, 2005 10:30:17 AM

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I do have the "standard enhanced" entry as well as well as four entries that
say "Intel 8280 1EB USB Universal Host Controller". I assume this means I
have USB 1.1 with capability of going to 2.0 with an expansion card. Thanks
for the help.

Phil

"RRR_News" <nospam@isp.com> wrote in message
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> Your Dim 4600 should be USB2.0 capable, if you have XP SP1a or SP2
> installed. Check your Windows Hardware Device Manager. There should be a
> USB
> entry, labeled "standard enhanced" in it.
>
> Control Panel> System> Hardware tab> Device Manager button> Under USB
> Controllers
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> "Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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> I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it to
> USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Phil
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 11:00:40 AM

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"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message news:Z954e.4826$x4.937@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>I do have the "standard enhanced" entry as well as well as four entries that
> say "Intel 8280 1EB USB Universal Host Controller". I assume this means I
> have USB 1.1 with capability of going to 2.0 with an expansion card. Thanks
> for the help.

The 4600 utilizes the 865PE chipset which supports 8 USB 2.0 ports.
Internally there are four Universal Host Controllers and one Enhanced
Host Controller. The UHCs support two ports each and handle devices
that operate at full or low speed. The EHC supports eight ports and
handles devices that operate at high speed. IOW, if you plug a high
speed device into a port the EHC will control that port and if you plug
a full or low speed device into a port the UHC will control that port.
That's assuming the EHC is up and running properly. If it isn't, the
UHCs will control all ports and you'll be stuck with lower speeds.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 5:38:55 PM

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What it means is you likely have the wrong drivers installed. Did you
reinstall XP after you received the box? If so, did you install the chipset
drivers FIRST?

ALL USB ports on the 4600 ARE USB2.

Tom
"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>I do have the "standard enhanced" entry as well as well as four entries
>that say "Intel 8280 1EB USB Universal Host Controller". I assume this
>means I have USB 1.1 with capability of going to 2.0 with an expansion
>card. Thanks for the help.
>
> Phil
>
> "RRR_News" <nospam@isp.com> wrote in message
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>> Your Dim 4600 should be USB2.0 capable, if you have XP SP1a or SP2
>> installed. Check your Windows Hardware Device Manager. There should be a
>> USB
>> entry, labeled "standard enhanced" in it.
>>
>> Control Panel> System> Hardware tab> Device Manager button> Under USB
>> Controllers
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>>
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>> "Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>> I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it
>> to
>> USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 6:35:51 PM

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Phil wrote:
> I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it to
> USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.

Probably nothing - my 4550 came with USB2 native - hard to imagine that
Dell regressed on USB with the 4600 series.
April 4, 2005 7:44:49 PM

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No I have not reinstalled anything since I got the computer from Dell. What
drivers would I need to reinstall to get all the ports to be USB 2.0.
Thanks.

Phil

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> What it means is you likely have the wrong drivers installed. Did you
> reinstall XP after you received the box? If so, did you install the
> chipset drivers FIRST?
>
> ALL USB ports on the 4600 ARE USB2.
>
> Tom
> "Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>>I do have the "standard enhanced" entry as well as well as four entries
>>that say "Intel 8280 1EB USB Universal Host Controller". I assume this
>>means I have USB 1.1 with capability of going to 2.0 with an expansion
>>card. Thanks for the help.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>> "RRR_News" <nospam@isp.com> wrote in message
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>>> Your Dim 4600 should be USB2.0 capable, if you have XP SP1a or SP2
>>> installed. Check your Windows Hardware Device Manager. There should be a
>>> USB
>>> entry, labeled "standard enhanced" in it.
>>>
>>> Control Panel> System> Hardware tab> Device Manager button> Under USB
>>> Controllers
>>> --
>>>
>>> Rich/rerat
>>>
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>>> "Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>>> I have a Dell 4600 with USB 1.1 and was wondering if I could upgrade it
>>> to
>>> USB 2.0. If so what kind of card do I need to install.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 7:44:50 PM

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"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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> No I have not reinstalled anything since I got the computer from Dell.
> What drivers would I need to reinstall to get all the ports to be USB 2.0.
> Thanks.
>
> Phil
>


To save Tom from having to repeat himself, ALL of the ports ARE USB 2.0.


Stew
April 4, 2005 10:05:40 PM

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Okay thanks for the help. That is what I wanted to know.

Phil

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> "Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
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>> No I have not reinstalled anything since I got the computer from Dell.
>> What drivers would I need to reinstall to get all the ports to be USB
>> 2.0. Thanks.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>
>
> To save Tom from having to repeat himself, ALL of the ports ARE USB 2.0.
>
>
> Stew
>
April 5, 2005 10:04:30 AM

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On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:42:59 -0500, "S.Lewis"
<stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:

>
>"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
>news:Rhd4e.103$An2.80@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> No I have not reinstalled anything since I got the computer from Dell.
>> What drivers would I need to reinstall to get all the ports to be USB 2.0.
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>
>
>To save Tom from having to repeat himself, ALL of the ports ARE USB 2.0.
>
>
>Stew
>


What about the 4500 series? Mine reads as follows....

Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

.... Does this mean I have USB 2.0 or just capable to upgrade
to USB 2.0 ?
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 11:29:24 AM

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Rob,
The following lines in your USB controller discriptions, means that you have
ISB 2.0:

"Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD"


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What about the 4500 series? Mine reads as follows....

Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

.... Does this mean I have USB 2.0 or just capable to upgrade
to USB 2.0 ?
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 2:31:58 PM

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<Rob> wrote in message news:k5r451l58sk9mughp4hk5kbss840rvbpcf@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:42:59 -0500, "S.Lewis"
> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Phil" <ashnan@delete@sprynet.com> wrote in message
>>news:Rhd4e.103$An2.80@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> No I have not reinstalled anything since I got the computer from Dell.
>>> What drivers would I need to reinstall to get all the ports to be USB
>>> 2.0.
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>
>>
>>To save Tom from having to repeat himself, ALL of the ports ARE USB 2.0.
>>
>>
>>Stew
>>
>
>
> What about the 4500 series? Mine reads as follows....
>
> Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
> Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
> Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
> Intel(R) 8280 1DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
> USB Root Hub
> USB Root Hub
> USB Root Hub
> USB Root Hub
>
> ... Does this mean I have USB 2.0 or just capable to upgrade
> to USB 2.0 ?


The 4500 was the first mid-level Dimension to feature USB 2.0, so yes.
"Enhanced", my man. The 4400 was the first to use DDR, but had USB 1.1 and
a 400mhz FSB. The 4500 also offered 533mhz FSB support if I recall
correctly.

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,103025,00....

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4500/s...


Stew