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Bob Devlin
Posted on Friday, December 26, 2003 - 11:18 pm:   

I bought a memory card reader but my Intel MB does not have a USB header to connect it to - all four USB ports are on the back and the USB header is shown as optional (and not present). Does anyone make a PCI I/O card that contains a USB header (10-pin with one pin missing)? Thanx!
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 7:01 pm:   

What Intel motherboard do you have? As far as I know, there aren't any PCI based USB cards with pin headers.
Bob Devlin
Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 8:48 pm:   

Thanks for the reply. It's a D815EEA2 for a PIII. There's a place for it on the motherboard but it only has 9 spots of solder instead of pins, and the documentation says that the header is optional. If I could find an adapter to convert the pin connector to a USB connector, I could route the cable out the back and into a USB port, but I can't find that either.
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 10:14 pm: according to intel the D815EEA2 has a front USB header 3/4 on all versions and the USB 5/6 is optional. Unless of course as you say the option was not made available on your version.

(Message edited by es on December 28, 2003)
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 10:26 pm:   

I can't seem to locate the Intel CNR USB card that is mentioned on the page, but I doubt that it is a pin header. Perhaps you should consider upgrading the board to an Asus CUSL2-C 815 chipset motherboard as they can be purchased for around 25 to 30 dollars.

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