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PCIe X1 for USB 3.0

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by someguy, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. someguy

    someguy Techie7 New Member

    My mobo is this
    my question is that my mobo has USB 2.0 slots and i have 2 available PCIe X1 slots

    i want usb 3.0 slots, and i was thinking of buying a PCIe X1 card that has USB 3.0 slots in it.

    will my pc be able to use that card at usb 3.0 speeds or will it just downgrade to usb 2.0 speeds?
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Your computer will be able to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds but ONLY if the connected USB devices are 3.0. If your USB devices are 2.0, they will still operate at 2.0 speeds.
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  3. someguy

    someguy Techie7 New Member

    yes of course, i have also confirmed this with a sales rep.

    you're awesome man, thanks!