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BIOS and USB mice

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:54 am

Hi,

My motherboard is getting a tad flaky. Some issues with the USB ports
and some of the integrated devices have had to be replaced. It is
working satisfactorily at the moment (and has been for a while), but
my gut feeling is that it could need replacing at short notice at some
point.

It is an Asus. The current board works with USB mice and BIBM but I
had one that did not.

Does TBU have any views on which m/bs BIOSs work well with BIBM or
those that have been known to be amenable to fixing bugs? I would want
the BIOSs set up so that the system can have BIBM installed and be
usable as the boot manager.

Buying from a company with a rep for good quality would be a plus too.

Any ideas or views?

Thanks.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby a1pcfixer » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:11 pm

DrTeeth,

> My motherboard is getting a tad flaky. Some issues with the USB ports
> and some of the integrated devices have had to be replaced.

When you do replace that MoBo, I'd suggest you also replace the P/S.
That might be why your having intermittant troubles w/USB items.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:30 am

On Sat, 7 Sep 2013 15:11:17 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
a1pcfixer disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>When you do replace that MoBo, I'd suggest you also replace the P/S.
>That might be why your having intermittant troubles w/USB items.

Even though the PSU is branded and from a good quality make and there
are no other issues? May do it anyway as they are not that expensive.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:07 am

I don't have any, but you may want to start by trying a new power supply or
even the surge protector power strip.

"DrTeeth" wrote in message news:6245@public.bootitbm...

Hi,

My motherboard is getting a tad flaky. Some issues with the USB ports
and some of the integrated devices have had to be replaced. It is
working satisfactorily at the moment (and has been for a while), but
my gut feeling is that it could need replacing at short notice at some
point.

It is an Asus. The current board works with USB mice and BIBM but I
had one that did not.

Does TBU have any views on which m/bs BIOSs work well with BIBM or
those that have been known to be amenable to fixing bugs? I would want
the BIOSs set up so that the system can have BIBM installed and be
usable as the boot manager.

Buying from a company with a rep for good quality would be a plus too.

Any ideas or views?

Thanks.
--

Cheers,

DrT

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** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.

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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby a1pcfixer » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:08 pm

DrTeeth,

> Even though the PSU is branded and from a good quality make and there
> are no other issues?

Look at it this way.....most often, electronics fail early on in their
life, unless user inflicted damage. You've had & used that MoBo for
quite some time and other than the USB issue it's been reliable right?

USB might be seeing instability in the 5v rail of the P/S....maybe.

> May do it anyway as they are not that expensive.

True, and IF you do get another, get one somewhat bigger in wattage.
You'll only use what's actually needed, but have a buffer of sorts for
future expansion.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:53 pm

I had a WD (IDE) hard drive that was acting a bit flaky.
WD suggested a new cable.

I thought "Yeah, sure"

A new cable did make a difference.

Also a cheap replacement when doing other work.
Mary

On 9/8/2013 4:08 PM, a1pcfixer wrote:
> DrTeeth,
>
>> Even though the PSU is branded and from a good quality make and there
>> are no other issues?
>
> Look at it this way.....most often, electronics fail early on in their
> life, unless user inflicted damage.
>
> You've had & used that MoBo for
> quite some time and other than the USB issue it's been reliable right?
>
> USB might be seeing instability in the 5v rail of the P/S....maybe.
>
>> May do it anyway as they are not that expensive.
>
> True, and IF you do get another, get one somewhat bigger in wattage.
> You'll only use what's actually needed, but have a buffer of sorts for
> future expansion.
>
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby a1pcfixer » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Mjnelson99,

> I had a WD (IDE) hard drive that was acting a bit flaky.
> WD suggested a new cable.
>
> I thought "Yeah, sure"
>
> A new cable did make a difference.

I hear that one a lot. But ya do have to wonder how the heck do such
cables go bad?......hmmmmm.

My MoBo (ASUS-P8Z77-V Deluxe) has 8 SATA ports, 3 of which are eSATA.
When using the 2 rear eSATA port those cables need to be shimmed
slightly for best contact.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:21 pm

One thing might be heat?

If you mess with different stuff, inserting/removing could
also be involved.

On 9/9/2013 6:02 PM, a1pcfixer wrote:
> Mjnelson99,
>
>> I had a WD (IDE) hard drive that was acting a bit flaky.
>> WD suggested a new cable.
>>
>> I thought "Yeah, sure"
>>
>> A new cable did make a difference.
>
> I hear that one a lot. But ya do have to wonder how the heck do such
> cables go bad?......hmmmmm.
>
> My MoBo (ASUS-P8Z77-V Deluxe) has 8 SATA ports, 3 of which are eSATA.
> When using the 2 rear eSATA port those cables need to be shimmed
> slightly for best contact.
>
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:57 am

I hate SATA connectors. They are very fragile. I have to have a stock of new cables just in case as I look after 4 desktops here. Never had probs with those PATA cables.
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Re: BIOS and USB mice

Postby a1pcfixer » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Mjnelson99,

> If you mess with different stuff, inserting/removing could
> also be involved.

They really shouldn't be that delicate.
But it seems some are:-(
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