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What type of USB header is on a Dell DE051 motherboard?

February 15, 2013 at 11:11:32
Specs: Windows XP

In researching internal memory card readers, it states they have 9 pin connectors. The specs stated that some Dell motherboards have an 8 pin header instead of the 'standard' 9 pin. If the Dell DE051 has a 8 pin header, is there any to make the 9 pin into 8 pin connection work. Thank you for any help provided.

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#1
February 15, 2013 at 11:20:11

I'm going to go out on a limb and say the motherboard conforms to Intel standards and you will only need to plug the connector in.

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February 15, 2013 at 11:28:07

There are 10 possible pins. 1 of them is a key pin. The connector has no hole for a pin in the key position.

I would also guess Dell uses Intel standard configuration seeing as they ONLY use Intel processors.

I appears the only function of the 9th pin is for orientation. You may need to take care you don't turn the connector 180. See the link below for the pinout.

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...


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February 15, 2013 at 11:34:23

AMD base motherboards also adhere to the Intel standard. My recommendation is just to plug the damn thing in.

The pinout OtheHill posted shows only 8 pins used...as he said, pin 9 is the key and pin 10 is not used.

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