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will this work: add usb2.0 port to pentium 100.

By cruzvjrl ·
is it possible to add a usb2.0 pci card to an old/classic pentium 100MHz PC running in win98/win98se? will it work? this usb2.0 port will be used for flash drives.

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It should... (might)

by dawgit In reply to will this work: add usb2. ...

... As long as the card is backward compatable to USB1.1. If I remember right, Win98 had some driver problems with the USB2.0. Don't expect much in the way of performance, it just won't be there. Don't forget you'll still have to install the drivers for the external drive, 'before' you connect it. (and, of course, the Win98 drivers for the USB card should be installed before you put in the card too.) -d

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Listed Requirements are lacking

by TheChas In reply to will this work: add usb2. ...

I looked at a number of USB 2.0 adapters and found that the posted minimum system requirements are sparse at best.

One common thread was that the PCI slot needs to be PCI version 2.1 or 2.2 compliant.

That could be an issue on an older motherboard.

Another item that some cards mentioned for W98 was USB 2.0 support.
This could be chip-set level drivers for the PCI bus, or a Windows patch.

Any way you look at it, you are pushing the minimums and there is some risk it will not work.

Chas

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