Question apparently my usb ports aren't getting enough power, will a new motherboard fix it?

Blakewalk

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my oculus hasnt been working and ive been told that it is due to my usb ports not getting enough power, ive been looking at a new motherboard, but dont want to spend the time and money to get it working unless it fixes the problem.
 

Blakewalk

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thats a decent unit, but still for power issues start with the PSU, can you access a spare for testing?
I dont think so, the only way I can think of getting a spare one is to pull one out of my brother's PC, but I wouldn't be able to do it for very long b/c he'd want to use it, is there some program that can check the power output to the ports so i can tell if it's working immediately?
 

R_1

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programs will rely on the motherboard sensors and as the motherboard may be in question I still suggest swapping with your brother. swap and let your unit power his and vice versa.
each system testing the other PSU.
swap for an hour or a day, what have you, get the answer and swap back. total downtime should be small.
 

Blakewalk

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programs will rely on the motherboard sensors and as the motherboard may be in question I still suggest swapping with your brother. swap and let your unit power his and vice versa.
each system testing the other PSU.
swap for an hour or a day, what have you, get the answer and swap back. total downtime should be small.
ok, ill see what i can do
 

Karadjgne

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Can also depend on the port. All USB ports are 5v, but the USB 1.0 and 2.0 specs, a standard downstream port is capable of delivering up to 500mA (0.5A); with USB 3.0, it moves up to 900mA (0.9A). The charging downstream and dedicated charging ports provide up to 1,500mA (1.5A).

Using a standard USB 2.0 port will provide voltage but maybe not amperage, and P = V x A. It'd be best to use one of the rear ports, there's usually 1 at least that's dedicated to charging. (fast charge etc).
 

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