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    Default USB jumpers on motherboard - which one ?

    Hi Guys

    My new motherboard an MSI K9 Platinum has three USB jumper pins on it.
    They are numbered 1, 2 and 3.

    I want to connect my top USB ports to the motherboard.

    Does it matter which jumper pins I use ?

    Why do they have 3, as each handles 2 usb ports plus the four on the back of the computer. That seems quite a few USBs !

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    Default Re: USB jumpers on motherboard - which one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Hi Guys

    My new motherboard an MSI K9 Platinum has three USB jumper pins on it.
    They are numbered 1, 2 and 3.

    I want to connect my top USB ports to the motherboard.

    Does it matter which jumper pins I use ?

    Why do they have 3, as each handles 2 usb ports plus the four on the back of the computer. That seems quite a few USBs !

    Regards

    Digby
    Shouldnt matter which one you connect the wires to.

    Just MAKE SURE (if the USB connector/s you're connecting, have separate connectors), you connect the wires to the right pins!

    Is this the K9 SLI Platinum AMD mobo ?

    If it is, then yup, looks like it supports up to 10 USB ports

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    Default Re: USB jumpers on motherboard - which one ?

    Trust me, you'll need all those USB ports once you start using your computer. I have 6 and I'm going to have to buy a hub very soon to cope with all the devices I have to attach.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: USB jumpers on motherboard - which one ?

    Really bee? I have 5 in the back, two on the back bottom, and two up top (only one working) and I have 4 still open, I can't even think of anything else I need, I guess if you add a USB Printer (I have an LPT one still lmao) a camera, webcam, and something else you may need additional ports. but jeez...

    Also, the Motherboard Documentation usually has a setup guide, i have an MSI K8NGM2-FID motherboard

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    Default Re: USB jumpers on motherboard - which one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalMessiah View Post
    Really bee? I have 5 in the back, two on the back bottom, and two up top (only one working) and I have 4 still open, I can't even think of anything else I need, I guess if you add a USB Printer (I have an LPT one still lmao) a camera, webcam, and something else you may need additional ports. but jeez...

    Also, the Motherboard Documentation usually has a setup guide, i have an MSI K8NGM2-FID motherboard
    I know but damn it adds up I have 2 printers, a wireless mouse/kb, one pocket PC, one PDA, one for my MP3 player, one for the digital camera...

    I only have 6 I think and I don;t use the one in front as it too dangerous so yeah, really running out
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