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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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.


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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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