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The board i am running at the moment: GA-MA790XT-UD4P

I dont really want to upgrade immediately so i was looking to stretch out the life of my rig just a bit longer. I found a usb 3 pcie card in a box of parts and tossed it in the case. After installing the drivers it reads just fine, but at usb 2 speeds. I realize this may be a long shot but is there a way to get this going at usb 3 speeds?

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Windows 7 doesn't support USB3 natively, but installing third-party drivers should normally give you USB3 support. (I'm assuming you're running Win 7 like in the sig.)

Are you sure the devices you're hooking up to the card are USB3 capable? If they're not, they won't run at USB3 speeds just because they're in a port for it.

You could always hold your nose and upgrade to Windows 10 if nothing else works. But a USB3 card should work at USB3 speeds once its drivers are installed. Some will even work under XP.
     
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Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, its a usb 3 flash drive, and i actually did upgrade to 10 (meh), gotta update the sig rig.

Possible that i need to get better drivers. Thanks man!
     
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Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, its a usb 3 flash drive, and i actually did upgrade to 10 (meh), gotta update the sig rig.

Possible that i need to get better drivers. Thanks man!

Flash drive? You should double check the specs and if possible, real read/write speeds as referred by other users (see if you can find Newegg/Amazon reviews). Some flash drives are USB 3, but are just slow. They more or less run like fast USB2.0 keys. I know, because i have a USB3 Kingston flash drive that runs like a fast USB2, but i know that this is "normal".
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