?
Solved

Dell Dimension 8200 - Do I have USB 1.1, USB 2 or a combination of the two...

Posted on 2004-04-09
9
Medium Priority
?
8,865 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a Dell Dimension 8200 that has 6 USB ports in back (4 on the very bottom; 2 higher up) in addition to 2 that I have access to in the front of the machine.  I just want to find out if these are USB 1.1, USB 2 or if I have a combination of the two types.
0
Comment
Question by:byerington
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +3
9 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:philby11
ID: 10795806
according to this review they are all USB 2.0
http://www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/hardware/desktops/0,39023402,20274246,00.htm
"A full complement of ports adorns the back of the case, including six USB 2.0 connectors, while two USB ports and a headphone jack can be found on the front beneath an annoying flip-up plastic door that looks certain to snap off after a few months of use."
cheers
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Thunder_scream
ID: 10795834
according to dell everything above and including 8250 is usb2.0
and also the specifications for 8200 showed that it has 4 connectors in total and they are USB 1.1
so if yours have 6 and 8200 then most likey it must be a later version supporting usb2.0. or you meant 8300.
Cheers.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:MortimerCat
ID: 10797481
I refer you to this question.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_20910547.html

All Motherbord USB ports will be either 1.1 or 2.0 (bearing in mind 2.0 will handle 1.1 devices)

Quickest way to find out is to check the USB driver.

[XP]
Control Panel - System - Hardware Tab - Device Manager Button
Expand the Universal Serial Bus Controller section.

If it says Enhanced its 2.0
If it says Standard its 1.1

0
Need protection from advanced malware attacks?

Look no further than WatchGuard's Total Security Suite, providing defense in depth against today's most headlining attacks like Petya 2.0 and WannaCry. Keep your organization out of the news with protection from known and unknown threats.

 

Author Comment

by:byerington
ID: 10797961
A reply I received from Dell says that I should have two USB 2.0 ports in back and two USB 1.1 ports in front (I've read this elsewhere so I'm now inclined to believe it's true).  However, I still have a row of 4 additional USB Hubs at the very very bottom in the back of my box and I don't what these are (USB 1 or 2) and why I even have them since they do not appear to have been a component of the Dell Dimension 8200 model?  I'd still like to find out what these 4 additional are and maybe even why I have them on this model (I believe they were a component of the Dell Dimension 8300 model which followed mine)?

Here is what I see after going to control panel-system-hardware-device manager button:  Maybe someone can interpret this more since I see the one "Enhanced Host Controller" but don'd see any that say standard even though Dell says I have 2 of these in front also...

Generic USB Hub
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM Universal Host Controller - 2442
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM Universal Host Controller - 2444
NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller B1
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
USB 2.0 Root Hub
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:MortimerCat
ID: 10798170
I don't not know, but I think those device settings indicate 1.1 & 2.0

The definite test would be:

Do your USB 2.0 devices work on those sockets?

A new thought.  Are the USB 2.0 on a PCI card? You may have 1.1 on the motherboard, and been upgraded to USB 2.0 by adding a PCI card.






0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Nilknarf earned 300 total points
ID: 10804310
If you have xp installed (and have not disabled balloon tips via TweakUI or TweakXP) simply plug in a USB2 flash drive into a USB port, windows will promply complain if the port is USB1.1.

It will say "A HI-SPEED USB device is plugged into a non-HI-SPEED USB hub".

Just do this with each port, if it works fine it's USB 2, if it complains, then it's USB1.1.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Jam_man
ID: 11084145
You do have 2.0 :

NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller B1
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
***************USB 2.0 Root Hub  ***********************

Looks like you have PCI upgrade.
0
 

Author Comment

by:byerington
ID: 11084506
It was hard to get straight answers from Dell but what I have determined is that the 2 USB ports in the center back that should have been USB 2 actually ended up being USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 won't work in these ports as they should).  The front ports I believe are also USB 1.1.

My model is the Dell Dimension 8200 (only has 4 USB ports); however the next model, the Dell Dimension 8300 had 6 USB Ports...2 in front, 2 in middle back and 4 USB 2.0 ports in a row at the very bottom in back.

Maybe I purchased my Dell at the end of the production run for the Dell Dimention 8200 because it appears that I've got the 4 additional USB 2.0 ports on my computer that were subsequantly being installed on the Dell Dimension 8300 which followed.  Or they could have just compensated me with these additional 4 USB 2.0 ports since the 2 USB ports in the back middle that should have been USB 2.0 turn out to be USB 1.1.  Guess I got more than what I paid for but it would have been nice to have been told...
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Jam_man
ID: 11087286
Yes it looks like that you have a PCI card installed which carrys the extra ports.

I have the 8200 as well but only have 1.1 so fo rme to use usb 2.0 I need to spend £40 on a new PCI card, so thats a bonus for you.

0

Featured Post

Percona Live Europe 2017 | Sep 25 - 27, 2017

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is the premier event for the diverse and active European open source database community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source database software.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 18 hours left to enroll

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question