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EytanH
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USB 3 card for Z400

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Excuse me for a stupid question but I don't want to make a mistake.... I would like to upgrade my Z400 workstation and add a USB3 card. I bought a 2 port PCIe USB 3.0 card, but I don't know to  which of the PCIe slots to connect it on the Mother Board.  Can someone please let me know?

 

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Hi:

 

I would think you would want to install it in one of the 2 PCIe x 8 slots.

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Thank you Paul. So I thought. Should it be also connected to the power supply?

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You're very welcome.

 

Doesn't the card just plug into the pcie slot?

 

I wouldn't think a USB 3.0 card has any additional power connectors that need to be attached to one of the power supply leads. But I don't know.

 

If it does require additional power, then I wouldn't know what power lead you would need to connect it to.

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