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I have an ASUS Rampage III Extreme and recently I keep getting the pop up that my USB devices may run slow due to low power to the devices.

I currently have the following hooked up...do you think its time to buy a powered USB hub?

1 HP 720p HD webcam
1 Logitec G15 gaming keyboard
1 Logitec G9x gaming mouse
1 Accent powered Mini display port to DVI adapter
1 Rosewell 300Mb/s Wireless adapter


I have tried multiple combo's of input between the USB 2.0 and 3.0 on the board.


The biggest issue is the Displayport seems to shut down and I want to think its caused by the low USB power. In Device manager I see I have 1 USA root hub that has the Yellow "!" next to it. I tried to update the device but neither the driver CD or using the windows web search feature will fix it. You think that is my issue?
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You shouldn't have any problems at all. Maybe update bios?
Ignore the messages
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You shouldn't have any problems at all. Maybe update bios?
Ignore the messages
Id like to ignore it but I cant. When I launch a game in eyefinity the DP gives out and causes the video driver to fail. I am then left with 2 working monitors and a blank one. Its frustrating

I tried the bios update, but it said I am on the latest version.
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Originally Posted by M0E View Post
I have an ASUS Rampage III Extreme and recently I keep getting the pop up that my USB devices may run slow due to low power to the devices.

I currently have the following hooked up...do you think its time to buy a powered USB hub?

1 HP 720p HD webcam
1 Logitec G15 gaming keyboard
1 Logitec G9x gaming mouse
1 Accent powered Mini display port to DVI adapter
1 Rosewell 300Mb/s Wireless adapter


I have tried multiple combo's of input between the USB 2.0 and 3.0 on the board.


The biggest issue is the Displayport seems to shut down and I want to think its caused by the low USB power. In Device manager I see I have 1 USA root hub that has the Yellow "!" next to it. I tried to update the device but neither the driver CD or using the windows web search feature will fix it. You think that is my issue?


Why are you using an adapter that requires USB power? Your monitors dont need that adapter , you actually need an "active adapter" not a dual link. Unless I am missing something and if so I apologize in advance.


here is an adapter that would fix that issue
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Why are you using an adapter that requires USB power? Your monitors dont need that adapter , you actually need an "active adapter" not a dual link. Unless I am missing something and if so I apologize in advance.
The adapter I have is on the AMD site. It worked perfectly for 2-3 months before this low USB issue came into play.

http://www.accellcables.com/products...P/mdp_dvid.htm
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The adapter I have is on the AMD site. It worked perfectly for 2-3 months before this low USB issue came into play.

http://www.accellcables.com/products...P/mdp_dvid.htm


I understand its on AMD's site, but its not required to run your monitors. Your monitors are not of the large size that adapter was intended for. many that have used the powered adapters have faced similar issues as you are now. I would just go with a different adapter and cure the issue of needing USB power to run a DP monitor. IMO
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post #7 of 11
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I understand its on AMD's site, but its not required to run your monitors. Your monitors are not of the large size that adapter was intended for. many that have used the powered adapters have faced similar issues as you are now. I would just go with a different adapter and cure the issue of needing USB power to run a DP monitor. IMO
I see where you are going with this. Found this on the AMD site.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Display.aspx

Ill get one ordered tonight.
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I see where you are going with this. Found this on the AMD site.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Display.aspx

Ill get one ordered tonight.
Yep, and while I am catching up on eating tonight (long day at work) I was also trying to find you exact data on what size monitor actually needed the powered adapter... its much larger than what you or I have though.
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Ordered, but 7-10 business days

Why cant I still live near a Fry's electronics!
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Update: The new Displayport adapter solved my problem. Thanks!
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