Monday, August 20, 2007

Enabling USB 2.0 Support For INTEL Boards

Desktop Boards
Enabling USB 2.0 Support

The Intel® Desktop Boards listed below are enabled to support USB 2.0 peripherals. The operating system must support USB 2.0 in order to achieve USB 2.0 performance. If your operating system does not support USB 2.0, your USB 2.0 peripheral will only operate at USB 1.1 (12Mbit) speeds.

USB 2.0 Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft* Windows* XP (all editions)
Microsoft* Windows* 2000 (be sure to have latest Service Pack installed)
Microsoft Windows 98SE
Microsoft Windows Me
To Enable USB 2.0:

Reboot (or power on) system.
Press "F2" during POST (Power-on Self Test) to enter system BIOS setup program.
Select "ADVANCED" menu using arrow (left and right) keys.
Select "USB Configuration" and press .
Enable "High-speed USB".
Press "F10" to Save & Exit BIOS setup program. ( Hi-Speed USB 2.0 controllers are now enabled and your operating system should detect New Hardware during the next normal boot cycle.
Cancel "New Hardware Found".
For additional BIOS Setup program configuration information, be sure to refer to the Technical Product Specification for your Intel Desktop Board.

If you do not have an operating system that supports USB 2.0, the recommendation is to disable the feature in the System BIOS Setup program.