Originally Posted by bunja
Well i just got my noctua 40 mm fan for i/o and the thing does not fit. Oh well
edit: Tried a lot of pressing, did not work. Apart from taking a scalpel and cutting the i/o panel i do not think it will ever fit if anyone fitted one can you tell me the secret how you did it.
update:btw it has bigger holes then the screws holes on io panel so i doubt i would be able to screw them with original screws which means using normal screws resulting in widening the holes on io panel i guess.
It is regretable that every review and specs ive seen state the height to 10 mm as in fact is quite higher.
Now not to totally waste this fan do you guys think it would be able to hold with only one screw in the center of the mobo replacing the 35 mm one?
If you are referring to the fan that goes right next to the PCIE slot, I believe previous users in this forum said it doesn't fit there. It only fits on the one that fits within the thermal armor. (rear io panel)
Originally Posted by rochey
Hi thanks for the reply.
1. No USB other than Keyboard and Mouse. No DVD drive attached. I Tried the different settings and nothing changed. My BIOS version (latest) has a setting 'Intel USB 2.0 EHCI Controller'. Disabling this stops any usb working at bios and Windows but makes for a faster boot - Clearly not a good idea though.
The issue is definitely a USB related one. I found an interesting snippet of information in the 'UEFI Driver Development Guide for USB Host Controllers' released by Intel. It says 'Be careful when using periodic timers. Using timers incorrectly can significantly slow the boot process, as well as slow the performance of the system browser. '
Does the above point to potentially bad coding of the drivers by Asus?
LINK : http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/unified-extensible-firmware-interface/uefi-driver-usb-host-controllers-guide.html
2. I had read about the network control utility before hand so have not installed it. This issue seems to have fixed itself as the internet connects instantly now.
3. I uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers and the top PCIe is working now so this issue is solved too.
Thanks for the pointer on this, i did see it in the manual but it didn't seem clear if it was a piece of software or not (at least not to me
). This is a great work around if i can't find an ultimate fix and have to live with no USB at POST.
There's a lot of factors at play here, so bare with me.
Which keyboard do you have? Is it a fancy one or just a simple usb 2.0 keyboard? Have you tried another keyboard? Does this keyboard cause issues with other machines?
If you leave the keyboard unplugged, but keep the mouse plugged in, does it boot fast or hang as well?
Have you tried resetting the CMOS or the bios to defaults?
Are you overclocking?
In the link from my previous post, Legacy USB should be auto. Legacy USB 3 should be enabled, and you can experiment with xHCI modes. (that setting is what resolved hangs/external hard drive issues for me)
EHCI hands off should stay disabled. All of these settings should be available to you because you are using the Sabertooth board.
Also, which usbs are you plugged into? There are also ASMEDIA 3.0 ports that can be enabled/disabled in another menu. You should be using the ports near the top. The non-blue ones.
For the hell of it, have you verified your SSD is plugged into the intel SATA ports?