I bought this brand new in Dec. 2013. There are 2 issues, 1 hasn't surface since Jan. So I want to talk about the current issue:
about 3 weeks ago, after I push in a magic jack, and I have to move my 2nd USB keyboard plug because of it, it makes my USB keyboard light faded out of the system. In other words, I can't access my keyboard.
This keyboard needs 2 USB port to power:
so the keyboard manufacturer ask me to update the Keyboard BIOS, and the driver and everything works fine since.
Last night, I push in my USB 3.0 CF card reader to the front port of my case, the case is a NZXT Phantom 820 and there is no response. so I push that same Cf card reader to my USB 2.0 front port, and the PC is able to see the CF card. But that USB 3.0 port was working since Dec. 2013.
Then right after that, the light on the USB keyboard faded out for a moment. i.e., the keyboard lost connection w/ the system again.
ANd just now, the same thing happens, almost as if there is a shortage of electricity to the keyboard.
The keyboard is connected directly to the rear of the Z9PE-D8 on the first 2 USB ports.
The USB driver is the 1 that c/w the Asus CD, it says ASMeida XHCI controller, plus the standard USB driver that c/w microsoft
Should I flash the CMOS or update the asus USB driver? Or do you think this is some sort of static electricity issue due to this time of the year?
The other issue that has somehow go away since Jan. 15 is:
On somewhat rare occasions, there is blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen right after the Asus welcome screen, and it just hangs there. In the past weeks (Dec. 2013), I only seen that problem during a re-boot. But on Jan. 15, I see it during a cold boot. But it hasn't happen since, so I didn't do anything to it.
My set up is:
Z9PE-D8 w/ the Oct. 2013 BIOS flash
4 x 4 GB of Kingston non-register Hyper X RAM
Win 7 Pro, SP1
Quad. core Xeon 2.8GHz x 2
1 x Asus GTX 650 Ti Boost on Slot 2
1 x Creative ZxR
Nocuta Heatsink / fan on both CPU with electricity connects to CPU fan No. 1 & 2
The remaining sys. fan is connected to the fan controller of my NZXT Phantom 820 case, so none of the sys. fan port were used
The USB port in the rear of the motherboard are connected to:
2 x USB port for this Tesoro Keyboard
1 x USB port connect to a MMO 7 Mouse
1 x USB 3.0 port connects to a Kingston flash drive
The magic jack is never connect, and haven't connect since the above incident
Everything is brand new purchased in Dec. 2013