How can I find out whether my motherboard supports USB 3.0?

Chuck November 9, 2010
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I have a Dell GX 280 (SFF), 3 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive with Windows XP Professional.

  1. Nofxian
    April 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

    i installed the card and it wont update the driver. I do not have a a disk. There is not a usb 3.0 interface in the BIOS......  does that have anything to do with it? Help me please......

  2. Fariborz_karimi_2006
    April 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I have a HP pavalion 3 Gb Ram 32-bit AMD sempron(tm)
    Dual Core Processor 2200  2.00GHz

  3. Sumbattery1
    December 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Dell Inspiron 1000 Series, Inspiron 1150, Inspiron 11z Laptop AC adapter

  4. Lokman AKTA?
    November 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    does sony vaio vgn-fz31m support usb 3.0? 
    please answer immediately to me...thank you friends

  5. Magaret
    February 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    To find out whether my motherboard supports USB 3.0,just check if there is a usb 3.0 port.usb 3.0 port is different from usb 2.0,and often colored by blue.Like this usb 3.0 expresscard

  6. usb 3.0 expresscard
    February 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

    To find out whether the motherboard supports USB 3.0,just check if there is a usb 3.0 port.usb 3.0 port is different from usb 2.0,and always colored by blue.

  7. Dell-Jesse
    November 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Chuck,
    Your USB is 2.0. You can follow Tina's information about adding a PCI card if needed. Here are some specs for your system.

    Bus type PCI 2.2
    SATA 1.0a
    USB 2.0
    PCI Express 1.0a

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bus speed PCI: 33 MHz
    SATA: 1.5 Gbps
    USB: 480 Mbps
    x1 PCI Express: 5 Gbps
    x16 PCI Express: 80 Gbps

    Dell-Jesse

  8. Tina
    November 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Chuck,you have a desktop PC, so you can upgrade to USB 3.0 using a PCI card. Given you have a free PCI slot in your machine, you can add a USB 3.0 port connector to that slot and voilà, you have USB 3.0 ports at the back of your computer. The upgrade itself is as easy as installing a graphics card. Check out this article on HubPages for hardware recommendation and a video tutorial on how to install the PCI card.Laptop users can upgrade to USB 3.0 using an adapter that connects to the laptop's ExpressCard port.

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