Thanks and you were right.  I bought a $12 pci usb2 card off amazon.
Worked fine!
Doug crum
On Apr 26, 5:11 pm, Bruce Johnson <>
> On Apr 26, 2011, at 3:21 PM, crumvoc wrote:
> > Hi again.  Does anyone know if any ol' off the shelf windows PC USB2
> > PCI card will work in my g3 powermac?  I'd like to upgrade it to USB 2
> > if possible.
> Yes, USB2 in Windows also required OHCI so they're pretty much all 
> compatible. Note that USB2 requires OS X; in older OS'es you'll only get 
> USB1.1 speeds out of it. G4's have sleep issues with some USB2 chipsets; I 
> don't know if that applies to G3's as well. The NEC chipset works.
> --
> Bruce Johnson
> University of Arizona
> College of Pharmacy
> Information Technology Group
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