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usb 2.0 pci card upgrade or desktop question

Hey all,

I have an ASUS PL297 mobo, Pentium 2, so I was wondering are there any considerations I need to take in when upgrading my desktop to support USB 2.0? I read that adding the pci card is just like adding a ethernet lan card.

Are there compatibility issues that I need to be aware of before I buy the card, or can I just buy any usb 2.0 card and it would work upon installation?

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Just what OS?

In reply to: usb 2.0 pci card upgrade or desktop question

While http://www.usbman.com has much to digest, the OS you use must support USB 2.0. XP didn't when delivered but USB 2.0 support arrived in SP1 and then was patched up in SP2.


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windows 98

In reply to: Just what OS?

thanks for the link. i will read it bob!

merry christmas.

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Be sure to find out if it's 98se.

In reply to: windows 98

Below 98se I don't bother trying to get USB 2.0 working. While it may be possible, the time invested alway cost more than a proper OS.


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