I have a question about my Sabertooth z77 board.
Here are some specs
Intel i7 3770K
16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27
Corsair HX850 PSU
EVGA GTX 580 SC
Installed in a Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Case
Now here is the issue I am having...it is random and unpredictable and only effects this one peripheral.
I have a Thermaltake Challenger Ultimate keyboard. It has two connectors...one for the Keyboard and one for the lighting system. I have the keyboard, itself, connected to the USB 2.0 hub up top. I have the power connector in the Asmedia 3.0. Now...I don't know if many of you are familiar with the issues that the Logitech G series keyboard have with X58, and P67 chipset motherboards, but my situation somewhat is a mirror of that. I can use the keyboard 95% of the time, normally. Then for no reason, the keys become un-responsive. I can reboot and the keyboard stays un-responsive...now catch this...I can reboot...hit esc to enter the bois of the MB and get in with no problems...I can reboot into an Acronis recovery disk and the keyboard will work. In order to get the keyboard to respond in Windows...I have to either unplug and replug...or shut down and power back up. Sometimes it happens when the machine is dead cold. Sometimes, it happens for no reason. I have chatted with Thermaltake support about this. As with the people on the Logitech boards, they have almost the exact symptoms. What's on common? These keyboards have USB hubs built into them. Also...the software to program the keyboards is written by the same company for both Thermaltake and Logitech.
One thing that seemed to aggravate the situation the other day...I upgraded my Asus AI suite....my take...when something polls the hardware of my machine...the keyboard seems to go asleep. I have the latest bios 1015 and have been tempted to backflash to the 900 one. The new bios was supposed to fix some USB compatibility issues with some peripherals...obviously not the keyboard.
Anyone familiar with this kind of issue???
Thanks in advance....