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    Default how to identify usb2

    hi guys and girls, i have some peripherals that require usb2 but i'm not sure how to identify those ports. i have seen advertised somewhere a plug that indicates if usb2 is active. is there a simple way to see what version usb ports i have. i have quite a few older laptops and desktops and it would be handy to know which had what or what had which...whatever..? thanks

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    Default Re: how to identify usb2

    Look in device manager under USB controllers.

    For enhanced host controller. If there's entries here, it supports USB2

    You can also find out if you put a USB2 flash drive / device into a USB 1.1 port. It'll bring up a message

    It'll also have the option in the BIOS (wherever the USB option is - Hi speed)

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    Default Re: how to identify usb2

    Welcome to PF1

    It should say in the manual.

    Also, in device manager, if Enhanced USB is there then it supports USB2
    Or, if you want to find out if the pc has USB 2.0, go run>MSINFO32.EXE and navigate to Hardware Resources > IRQs, then copy and paste the info there, and we can check that for you. Or just google the motherboard model no. it gives you

    Blam


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    Default Re: how to identify usb2

    thanks guys. i have about 10 computers so i'll just have to check the device manager on each. most of my 'puters dont have manuals. they're all old cast offs from other people.
    following is IRQ list from this laptop. (ASUS) same info in devide manager although i cant copy paste from there.

    IRQ 0 System timer OK
    IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK
    IRQ 3 IrDA Fast Infrared Port OK
    IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
    IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
    IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
    IRQ 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
    IRQ 9 SiS M650_651_650_740 OK
    IRQ 9 HSP56 MR OK
    IRQ 9 SiS 7012 Audio Driver OK
    IRQ 9 Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller OK
    IRQ 9 Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller OK
    IRQ 9 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller OK
    IRQ 9 Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC OK
    IRQ 11 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller OK
    IRQ 12 Synaptics PS/2 Port Pointing Device OK
    IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
    IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
    IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK

    i will get time later to try plugging something in to check if they are USB2 ports. again thanks

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    Default Re: how to identify usb2

    IRQ 11 SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller OK
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    Default Re: how to identify usb2

    Quote Originally Posted by feersumendjinn View Post
    Yep, there we go. USB2


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