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Rownak
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About adding USB3.0 on HP 1000 1416TX Notebook PC.

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I've been using HP 1000 1416TX Notebook PC for about 5 years with USB 2.0 . Now I'm thinking about adding USB 3.0 on my PC. I searched on the internet and found that PCI Express slot could do the job. But I don't have any idea about the PCI Express Slot to be honest. Is it the connector of the DVD drive or is it the connector, where the wifi card is placed? I saw something on the motherboard though. I found that the left side has a USB 3.0 pinout on the motherboard but a USB 2.0 is attached there. So, if I desolder it and place a USB 3.0 port on it, will it work or rather fry my PC? I'm asking for help at this point.

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No the HM75 Mobile chipset is not capable of  3.0. The PCIe you were reading about is an Expresscard slot which was kind of like the pcmcia slot on even older laptops. Allowed an expansion card to be plugged in. You are in that zone where the laptop is a little too old for USB 3.0 and too new for an Expresscard slot so USB 3.0 is just not possible. HP likely designed the board to be used in the next generation, which did allow USB 3.0. That connection point for USB 3.0 is likely not connected to the main bus in any event. 

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Yeah I do understand. But my HP 1000 does have a mini PCI slot which is being used by the wifi card, isn't it? Then is it possible to use some sorts of MPCI to USB 3.0 adapter ? 

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Well such a thing exists and if you are willing to give up your wifi maybe this would work but not clear how you string usb cables into the laptop to reach the port on this thing. Also not clear the wifi port will work with any device other than wifi but generally they will.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33032450852.html?aff_platform=true&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&isdl=y&src...

 

Above is mini-pcie....your port may be mini-pci but I am sure you can find a similar device. 

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