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post #1011 of 3000
So I finally set-up my Asus Maximus IV + i7 2600K yesterday. Everything is working fine, but the USB 3 NEC drivers were a pain in the proverbial as* to install. Windows update was trying to update ''ACS-6xxx'' something, and then all hell break loose.

Keyboard (Logitech G15) stopped working, X-FI was disabled, Webcam was disabled, and every further Windows 7 update was coming out with the ''Failed'' message. I was trying to re-install the keyboard and everything back, and was getting the black screen of death every time. frown.gif

To solve this, I had to uninstall this troublesome ''ACS-6xxx'' from Device Manager, then ''Hide'' the ACS-6xxx from the list of Windows Update (since it's a mistake, the Asus Maximus doesn't have any ACS-6xxx onboard...), then after trying 5 or 6 times, and getting a black screen of death each time, I was able to finally re-install NEC USB 3 drivers by putting my Logitech G15 on a USB 2 connector..

And then everything magically came back: keyboard, webcam, sound card X-FI, etc. smile.gif

It was a real pain. frown.gif Why does Intel doesn't do USB 3 already? Why do we have to suffer NEC USB 3 POS drivers?

At least, everything is now working fine for me. Now at 4.8 with temps under 30 celsius (watercooled). smile.gif

BIOS update to 901 was smooooth. No double post. 4X4GB=16GB RAM Ripjaws C7 1.6V are working fine. No problems. Just have to put the good settings manually. smile.gif

Now trying to get over 5.0. The fun begins!
Edited by Levesque - 2/2/11 at 7:18am
    
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asus's announcement regarding to this matter is very vague..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puffsNasco;12234364 
asus's announcement regarding to this matter is very vague..

Not vague to me at all... They are offering swap or return, your choice. Of course you'll have to wait until the new boards are available to swap. They have hotlines to call for more info all over the world, including Canada. wink.gif
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but i don't want to send them my board... i hate waiting 6 weeks for them to receive and send, Why cant we just do it at our retailers? since we are eligible for refunds, might as well refund it and get a z68 board simple and easy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puffsNasco;12234695 
but i don't want to send them my board... i hate waiting 6 weeks for them to receive and send, Why cant we just do it at our retailers? since we are eligible for refunds, might as well refund it and get a z68 board simple and easy

Have you contacted your retailer to ask this? I sent an email to Micro Center about an hour ago. As soon as I hear back I'll post their answer.
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yea good point, i guess ncix would release a statement soon after they get all the manufacturer's notes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster;12235573 
Have you contacted your retailer to ask this? I sent an email to Micro Center about an hour ago. As soon as I hear back I'll post their answer.

Please let us know since i bought mine from microcenter.

Also what those Z67 mobo has that p67 don't.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster;12235573 
Have you contacted your retailer to ask this? I sent an email to Micro Center about an hour ago. As soon as I hear back I'll post their answer.

Yes, please let us know. I'm sure their incompetence will really show up and tell you to deal with manufacturer instead of extending their exchange policy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eduardmc;12235988 
Please let us know since i bought mine from microcenter.

Also what those Z67 mobo has that p67 don't.

2 things for the most part:
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There is a third member of the 6-series family that will begin shipping in Q2: Z68. Take P67, add processor graphics support and you’ve got Z68. It’s as simple as that. Z68 is also slated to support something called SSD Caching, which Intel hasn’t said anything to us about yet. With version 10.5 of Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology drivers, Z68 will support SSD caching.
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My real question is what about my OEM copy of windows 7? Guess I need to call them about this also?
Edited by BigFrank - 2/2/11 at 11:33am
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