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I have 2010 motherboard with USB 2.0 ports. However I plan to buy a Dell monitor with in-built USB Hub which requires connecting USB 3.0 upstream cable to the motherboard. Does USB 3.0 upstream on monitor work with USB 2.0 downstream port from motherboard?

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The USB 3.0 standard specifies it must be backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It will (should) work but only at 2.0 speeds. I would suggest purchasing a PCI or PCI-E 1x USB 3.0 card, they are relatively cheap and can be had for under $10 with a little due diligence, which will give you full USB 3.0 support.

  • Thank you @acejavelin for the wonderful suggestion of expansion USB 3.0 slot. Anyhow the 2 PCI slots in the motherboard are lying idle. – baalkikhaal Jul 5 '16 at 15:06

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