I'm new to the ROG site/forum but certainly not new to Asus. Every motherboard that I have owned at home has been Asus, all the way back to my P3 800, some 12 years ago!
I've been running a Maximus IV Extreme-Z since November of last year, and have been experiencing the fabled USB ports stopping after x amount of time. Sometimes my mouse just stops working right in the middle of a frantic round of BF3 which is highly annoying, other times my Razer Megaloden headset stops, other times my Logitech G13. Sometimes, When I boot up into Windows, the mouse is just dead.
Anyway, following the great advice in this thread, I've flashed my Renesas controllers on my motherboard, and updated my drivers from the linked "station" website.
I will inform you though, that the firmware update .exe failed to work on my box, and chewed up shed loads of system memory. I looked in task manager, and I had some 4000 separate cmd prompts running, all from what I assume is the batch file trying to update the roms chips, and failing as there are 2 present on my board.
Looking into Google, I came across this site: http://pete.akeo.ie/2011/10/flashing...as-usb-30.html - Which describes how to just run the W200FW35.exe file manually and verify/backup and update your firmware.
I will see how my performance goes over the next few days.
Does anyone have a map of which ports on the back of the board (the i/o shield area) are USB2 or USB3 ?