Solved What is the usb c port on my new motherboard used for?

December 25, 2018 at 09:34:16
Specs: Windows 10, 8400
What is the USB c port on my new motherboard used for? I have no devices that will attach to it, and can't find anything on Amazon that needs it. It sits on the motherboard as an empty slot, with no cables to link it to the outside of the case.

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#1
December 25, 2018 at 09:56:35
It would help to post the make/model of the motherboard. See if this helps: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,28...

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December 25, 2018 at 11:55:29
https://www.asrock.com/support/inde...

I have researched the products available, but something seems to be missing. The slot is on the motherboard where it cannot be accessed without opening the case. What I am trying to find is a docking station to fill a slot in the case that I can use to attach something to this connection. Otherwise, it remains a useless option/piece of junk that I have unnecessarily paid for.


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#3
December 25, 2018 at 12:35:48
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This is listed in the specs:
ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2
- ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
- ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)

In the motherboard manual, it's mentioned several times:
- 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (ASMedia ASM1074 hub)
- Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (USB3_TC_1)
- There is one Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Header on this motherboard. This header is used for connecting a USB 3.1 Gen1 module for additional USB 3.1 Gen1 ports.
http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com...

If the front panel adapter/cable didn't come with the board & you want to take full advantage of USB Type C, you'll need to purchase it separately.
http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com...
http://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/card....
https://www.amazon.com/Front-USB-3-...

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#4
December 26, 2018 at 17:02:25
USB-C can be used for display, audio, other data transfer, and depending on the system, Thunderbolt 3 connectors.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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