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USB 3.0 pcie in old motherboard

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hi
i wan't to install a USB 3 in my motherboard becouse i use very much my portable hdd . i don't know will it work ? will the speed be as good as a USB 3
becouse there is no USB 3 on my motherboard...

here's a link to my motherboard http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QC/specifications/

and here is the Pci-e that i want to buy http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-USB-3-0-PCI-e-PCI-Express-to-4-Port-VLI-USB-Hub-Controller-Card/1805342803.html
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It should work so long as you have a free port.
The max bandwidth might be limited do to it being pcie 1x card. Even worse so, if the 1x slots on your mother board are pcie version 1 slots.
     
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200gb zalman 8900 Windows 7 23bit PAE cooler master 361 
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I've used USB 3.0 cards with older motherboards than that, some with the Intel ICH7 chipset (you have the newer ICH10R chipset), others even older Socket AM2 with Nvidia chipsets. However my cards were based on Renesas/NEC or Asrock USB 3.0 chipsets, while the one in your link uses a VTI (VIA Technologies, Inc.) chipset.

Also that card, like all with a big IDE power connector on them, have to be plugged into the power supply or else the USB devices won't get +5V power. Cards with either no power connector or just a small floppy disk power connector derive the +5V from the PCI-E bus +12V lines.
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