Solved Is this where my case Front USB cable goes?? Asus P8h61m-le

September 21, 2018 at 12:34:32
Specs: Windows 7, soon 10 , i3/8gb
Hi guys. I have an Asus P8h61m-le. It only supports USB 2.0. I bought a new case that has a USB 3.0 plug for the front two USB inputs, I understand I won't get 3.0 speed which is fine but my question is about where to plug it into on this motherboard. There’s two 2.0 plugin ports on the motherboard at the bottom which is what I used for my old case that I’m replacing. That’s it besides this one other bunch of pins that I’m curious about on the top right. So here is a photo of those pins and another photo of the case’s 3.0 plugin wire. I’m really not sure so I want to check with you first before I damage anything. It’s a TPM plug on the top right and it looks like one pin is missing or never was there in the first place, don’t really know. The 3.0 plug doesn’t look exact to me. Otherwise I suppose I would need a converter of some sort if this is not the right place. Are there any 20 Pin to 9 Pin case Converter Cables of a particular brand I should get if I can’t use those TPM pins? Thanks


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September 21, 2018 at 12:52:28
In case you want to see.. these are the 2 2.0 inputs I’m talking about. The only thing this motherboard has. The old case’s 2.0’s is still plugged into one of them. thanks guys

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September 21, 2018 at 14:59:19
The TMP plug is for USB3. If your board has it, you don't have a P8H61-M LE, you have a P8H61-M LE/USB3. The model number is printed on the board beneath the PCIEx16 slot.

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September 21, 2018 at 22:05:33
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You cannot plug the USB 3.0 from your case into a USN 2.0 motherboard jack.
Your options are:
1- A piece of black electrical tape over the USB 3.0 ports and add a USB 2.0 front port panel.
2- Purchase a PCIe (if you have one and it is available) to USB 3.0 card and plug it into there. (Note: USB 3.0 ports that are through an expansion card will not be available until after Windows boots and drivers are loaded so do not use them for mouse or keyboard).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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