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Should be fine.

Just don't get an Xarmor. Their LEDs seem to be burning up faster than Lindsy Lohan's career.
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Their LEDs seem to be burning up faster than Lindsy Lohan's career.
That made me burst out laughing. 1+ Rep.
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Right, but there is no conformation of the Deck working with the P8P67 Deluxe. I really don't wanna be the guinea pig to test this out. I'd have to pay for shipping back to them and then wait for the money to go back in the bank, all while not using my new PC! Ehhhhh...

I mean, if the PS/2 was simple like USB the choice would be obvious but since I don't believe I need NKRO (I mean I really don't know what I would use it for), I feel like I might be asking for trouble. If the speed was much better than I might take my chances but it seems to be roughly the same.

Maybe the Deck won't have power issues...but other issues could come up. Sounds like fun for little benefit.


Correct thoughts.

But just to get some useful info I'm using my (great) Xarmor u9bls (which more or less will drain about 500mA) connected to PS2 w/o any problems.
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Correct thoughts.

But just to get some useful info I'm using my (great) Xarmor u9bls (which more or less will drain about 500mA) connected to PS2 w/o any problems.
Tell me, have you found the PS/2 to be any more responsive than USB, specifically for games?

I mean, does USB delay behind PS/2 at all?
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Tell me, have you found the PS/2 to be any more responsive than USB, specifically for games?

I mean, does USB delay behind PS/2 at all?
No, I don't think there is any difference other than NKRO.

What makes PS/2 a must is that it's works always, while USB need the driver installed, this means no trouble when you change a broken MB, for example.

If you have a PS2 keyboard you can always log on, if you have an USB one is likely you have to use a PS2 board to log on and to complete the USB bits installation.

BTW this is more a stupid Windows behavior than a problem of USB itself, but given that most users are still stuck to windows doesn't make a great difference, you must have PS/2 keyboard handy or you can face big problems sooner or later.
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No, I don't think there is any difference other than NKRO.

What makes PS/2 a must is that it's works always, while USB need the driver installed, this means no trouble when you change a broken MB, for example.

If you have a PS2 keyboard you can always log on, if you have an USB one is likely you have to use a PS2 board to log on and to complete the USB bits installation.

BTW this is more a stupid Windows behavior than a problem of USB itself, but given that most users are still stuck to windows doesn't make a great difference, you must have PS/2 keyboard handy or you can face big problems sooner or later.
It's pretty rare for a USB keyboard to not work without a driver. I've never once installed a driver for a USB keyboard, and I've used quite a few.

The only modern one I can think of that use drivers you have to install would be ones with macros, and even then the keyboard works fine without it, except for the macro keys.
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It's pretty rare for a USB keyboard to not work without a driver. I've never once installed a driver for a USB keyboard, and I've used quite a few.
Any usb device needs a driver, no matter if a generic or a specialized one.

Windows is able to install it silently but not when it have to install other drivers before.

PS/2 requires also a driver, but usually it is a legacy driver, loaded in non PNP mode so windows load it earlier and w/o the need of the device detection.

More or less is what happen with the txt mode ide/sata/scsi controllers drivers.
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I've just found an old USB to PS/2 which came with a Microsoft keyboard.

If that doesn't work and I run into any problems I'll buy a a blue cube.

There should be no problems with using a converter if such a problem occurs with the drivers not loading, right?
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Not all the usb keyboards are working with the green/passive usb-to-ps2 adaptor I dont know if deck works when in usb mode but likely not (ask to any actual owner of the kb).

Bluecube is a ps/2-to-usb adaptor, not an usb-to-ps/2
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Not all the usb keyboards are working with the green/passive usb-to-ps2 adaptor I dont know if deck works when in usb mode but likely not (ask to any actual owner of the kb).

Bluecube is a ps/2-to-usb adaptor, not an usb-to-ps/2
On the deck you have to physically move the connector over inside the keyboard to switch between ps/2 and USB. It does not work with adapters.

Why would he care though? Seriously, I can't think of a single situation where a USB keyboard wouldn't work, except for needing more then 6 keys pressed at once. You're just needlessly worrying him about a problem that doesn't exist.
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