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Old 12-07-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Yet another Asus A7V question

Okay, I got my old monster(read:antique) all upgraded and have one last improvement. I have a new PCI 2.0 USB and Firewire card that I have not installed yet.

My question is this: On my bottom PCI slot, there is a small card that has 2 usb ports and one share(?) port. It is connected to the mobo with a small ribbon cable and a 4 wire harness. It says Asus on it(not sure if it came with mobo, I had comp built a few years back). should I just ditch this thing and use my new card in this slot? I currently only have my printer running from one of these usb ports, and I don't even know what the share port is. It kind of looks like a wierd usb port?

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Old 12-07-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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The share port is actually an expansion slot on the mobo so it can have more USB or FIrewire ports wihout using a PCI slot. That did came with the mobo
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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That's what I was hoping. Thanks. I pulled it out and replaced it. It didn't actually use the PCI slot, but it was sitting in front of the bottom slot.
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Yep, it's an expansion thingy. Mine came with 2 USB ports and a firewire port
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it's perfectly fine for you to yank that out, it's just a couple of usb ports that come with the mobo. as long as you have enough usb ports to run all the stuff you have as usb it's no big deal.
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