Front USB Issue

March 21, 2009 at 13:44:21
Specs: Windows XP
I can't figure this out and don't know where to start.

I hooked up my, 4 joined pins + 1 extra ground, front usb case wires, to my MoBo. The MoBo is the Gigabyte P35-DS3L and if it matters it is a Black Raidmax Scorpio Case.

The issue I have is, when I turn the computer on and plug something into the front usb it says "the hardware would operate faster hooked up to a USB 2.0 port click for available". So than, why are my front usb registering as USB 1.1 I presume?

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March 21, 2009 at 15:32:56
Are you sure the front case wiring is connected correctly. Gigabyte uses a non standard pinout for their USB headers.

If the front is working it may be connected right though. One reason the controller could be only USB 1.1 is that you don't have any WinXP service packs installed or you don't have the motherboard chipset drivers installed.

Do you have a card reader installed?

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March 21, 2009 at 15:38:48
Does the same thing happen when to plug directly into the board's rear USB ports? Are you running at least SP1? Latest chipset drivers installed?

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March 21, 2009 at 18:56:05
I am up to SP3, My Rear USB reacts normaly when connectiong and I am almost certain I have the latest chipset drivers (Iwill double check on that). I also checked to be sure that there weren't any board specific usb drivers.

The MoBo Pinout is such:

9//////- - - - 1
10//- - - - - 2

1 Power (5V)
2 Power (5V)
9 No Pin
10 NC

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March 21, 2009 at 21:10:32
The wiring to the front ports is probably inadequate for USB 2.0. I have the same problem with the front ports in one case I have.
See response 3 in this:

The only cure is to replace the wiring between the header and the ports.
E.g. buy a USB 2.0 cable, use pieces of that.

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March 23, 2009 at 01:44:45
This is what my Front USB Wiring looks like:

And this is an image of the headers taken from the manual:

I have tried connecting them on the top (odd pin row) and the bottom and no difference. I am not sure how or what the issue is. With the connectors labeled like they are and the header pinout in the manual how hard can it be >.< Also, why should I have to go out and buy new wiring, from what I have read I seem to have common stuff here. Does everyone go out and buy new wiring after getting a new case and MoBo??

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March 23, 2009 at 03:43:12
Did you read #1? If so, why didn't you respond to the points made there?

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March 23, 2009 at 06:41:14
i dont think it would work at all if you did not have pins connected around correct way.
anything wrong in device manager eg. yellow marker?
as mentioned before do you get the message using the rear motherboard mounted usb ports?
If those ports work ok on usb2 then I reckon it is down to the front ports and/or the wires to them.

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March 23, 2009 at 06:59:48
If you have a card reader then that can act like a hub and degrade that controller to 1.1 speeds. If that is the case then try using a different header.

All the points made in #1 are still valid.

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March 30, 2009 at 03:09:50
WOW, seriously, you would think if people were going to reply and try to help they would ACTUALY read through first. OtheHill, I answered Post #1 in Post #3 LOL. To reiterate though, I have ALL the latest service packs, NO board specific USB Drivers have been released and everything is connected correctly as per the Pictures provided in Post #5.

I do not have a card reader everything is simple DVD Drive, Floppy, HD. Rear USB reacts normal.

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