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Pci-e USB 3.0 noob help

OfMiceAndRice

12 days ago

Looking to expand my computers USB slots. When googling, I found that I'll should get an expansion card with USB ports on it. Was looking Rosewill RC-508 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=15-166-038&Ignorebbr=true Instructions seem simple enough, just remove the back slot on my pc, plug into a pci-e port. Is that it? I don't have to plug anything into the power supply or anything? I'll include my parts list but my mb is a z370-e Asus. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/OfMiceAndRice/saved/#view=kq3Cbv

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  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Yes, plug that expansion card to any empty PCIe slot of your board and if the connected USB device requires extra power, you may connect a 4 pin molex power cable (from the PSU) to that card.

Normally, Windows 10 should recognize the device automatically.

If Windows 10 encounter any problems to recognize the card properly...

  1. With the device plugged in, open Device Manager.
  2. Locate "Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller" under Device Manager.
  3. Right click on it and left click on Uninstall. Check the box "Delete The Driver Software For This Device".
  4. Reboot the system.
  5. Once booted back into Windows 10, Windows will recognize the device and install the device using the built in drivers. It will appear as "Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller – 1.0 (Microsoft)" in Device Manager.

Lastly, there are even drivers you can install manually.

https://www.rosewill.com/wp-content/uploads/downloadable/drivers/Driver_RC-508_2018.zip

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

and will the new usb ports connect "to the computer", like if i plug my rgb mouse pad to the USB port from my PC case, it gives it power, but the icue software dosnt recognize it unless its in the port in the back of the PC

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

If you don't get enough power from these USB connectors, you should definitely connect the additional 4 pin molex cable.

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