(05-12-2021, 07:13 AM)davidmanze Wrote:Yes, that should be all that is required. Use one of your free slots.(05-12-2021, 04:38 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: Yes, I think F12 will make the USB work. If for some reason you want to keep UEFI instead of the F12 BIOS, just add a PCI-E USB card.
Morning BC ...... the early bird catches the worm obviously ......
A few questions and I'll start with these ones ...... What has to be done to use this PC-I-E USB card, is it just a case of plugging it in and away we go ?? ....... does it use the edge PCB edge connectors to plug in to the GA-268X - ....... or those blue and white board mounted sockets ??
I kind of like the fact that after plugging it in if it didn't function all I would have to do is unplug it again ...... is that right ??
Having said that, it likely requires unscrewing 1 cover plate, clicking/pressing in the card into the slot behind it, and fixing it with the screw removed for the cover plate, and then restarting the PC.
Of course, mounting it will require you o switch off the PC, unplug the power cable, wait for all led lights to go off, before even trying to mount the card. Wearing rubber gloves and//or an anti-static cable around your writst is a good idea too - I managed to blow up a motherboard once, actually the keyboard chip (literally a piece exploding off), because of static, although that was back in 80286 Dos 3.x/Win-386 days .
You should be able to plug it into any available PCI-e slot, but I'd suggest you use the shortest slot available.
However, it will only work if there is a driver for it for Win 7. That is something you need to make sure first.
As mentioned, you better upgrade to Win10, however. Win 10 pro should be around the 100 € mark AFAIK; it was when I bought my last Win 10 non-WS version.
Warm regards, Wim
(05-12-2021, 03:44 PM)you2 Wrote: The pcie bus does indeed provide power. Unfortunately windows 7 is dead in more ways than one. I believe i read somewhere that there was a deliberate attempt by ms to kill off windows 7 with regards to newer hardware via the incompatibility route. I've not read the full thread but yes newer bios and newer drives generally will not work with windows 7 - also you have to be careful depending on age of your motherboard as there were some subtle changes to pcie and newer cards may not work with older motherboards. I forgot the specific details (i had looked them at the time) but i had an early motherboard for the 2500k (i've forgotten the chipset but it was not a final revision). At some point i updated the gpu and it would not function. I had to find a beta bios (the company no longer officially supported the motherboard but did put out an unofficial patch for this probelm) to support the new pcie spec.Very true. USB-C effectively is USB 3.x, though, just with a different connector.
It is almost certainly that any mb released in the past 2 years will not work with windows 7 due to bios compatbility issue and similar (there are some fairly extreme hacks to sort of get it work where you pull the drivers from windows 10 and put them into your windows 7 install but i've not messed with them since linux is my primary os and it doesn't have any of this deliberate sabotage stuff taking place.
Anyway i'm not adding a lot of useful information other than the power for the usb pcie card comes from the pcie bus and in all honest with the move to usb-c and newer standards at some point you are likely to have to bite the bullet and say good buy to windows 7.
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