How to Install 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI-E Card for Desktop PC CHP-43939

USB 3.0 is the third major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer connectivity. USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB2.0 (480 Mbit/s). USB 3.0 significantly reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces power consumption, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. If you want to take advantage of this new technology now, USB 3.0 support can be added to existing laptop computers with only USB 2.0 by using an Expresscard-to-USB 3.0 adapter or PCI-E card adapter to supply USB 3.0 signal support.

Please make sure your PC is no more than 4 years old in order to be able to handle the high speed and make sure you have a free PCI slot on our motherboard.

First turn your computer off, unplug the power supply and remove all the connection off. Have your PC lay flat down on the ground to make installation easier.

Then open your PC case by removing the two screw on the back, simply sliding and take it off. You will find a piece of express card slot on the motherboard.

Put your PCI-E card into place and use a screw driver to fasten it. If you  don’t have the USB 3.0 PCI-E card, you can buy an applied one on with different sizes and models to fit your desktop PC.

Connect your PCI-E card to the power connection. If your PC’s power connection cable is not long enough to reach your PCI-E card slot, you will need a CPI power extension cable, which you can buy from most consumer electronics online store or eBay store.

After making sure everything is connected correctly, you can replace the cover of your PC and turn on. And use the included CD to install the drive. When all are finished, you can connect the USB 3.0 devices to the newly installed USB ports.

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