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Topic # 126779 19-Jul-2013 13:50
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Hey guys I'm having a couple of problems with my new build and wondered if perhaps they are related.

My build is: i5-4670 Haswell, Gigabyte (GA-H87M-D3H), 8GB Kingston RAM dual.

I keep getting pop ups saying power surge on USB please unplug and reset, never had this before on my old board and using the same USB accessories - mouse, keyboard and controller.

I also have this memory card expansion at the front that had a USB slot and the light next to it keeps flashing and if I charge my phone it will charge then cut out, charge then cut out so thinking it is that? Might unplug it but worked fine before.

Also if I play a game like Guild Wars 2 it takes a long time to shut down and the OS is on a SDD with Windows 8, boots up OK (Could be related to USB issue above?)

So I was thinking of either - updating the bios, updating chipset drivers (were up to date last time I checked) or removing the expansion with flashing USB). What do you think? Any ideas? Google didn't bring back much on the h87 boards and USB.

Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 862325 19-Jul-2013 18:38
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Check that you have the front case USB connectors plugged into the motherboard header correctly. You could be shorting out the header pins which will cause the USB power overload message.

Also try unplugging the front usb cable from the motherboard. It could be that one of the usb plugs is damaged and the centre pins are touching the ground (outside metal shell of the usb receptacle) or another wire is shorting out somewhere else inside the front of the case.





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  Reply # 862328 19-Jul-2013 18:43
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Windows 8 shutdowns for solid state harddrives should be a bit slower than windows 7.
During the shutdown process, it reads every file on the hard drive that is required to boot up the computer.
The reason for this is that if you have a hybrid drive, all the files will be in the SSD cache so bootup is quicker. During the precaching on shutdown process, if the file is already in the cache then it will read it super quick and you wont really notice it. If however you have cleared the cache by opening a large game or processing more than 20gb of data during the usage session, then the hybrid cache will need to read the files again from the HDD disk which will slow the shutdown process, but speed up the boot process. 

I forget if this is a windows feature or a driver feature, or if microsoft bought the technology off a smaller company. Was reading about it ~6 months ago when hybrids first came onto the market.




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  Reply # 862333 19-Jul-2013 18:55
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The feature you're thinking about is not specific to hybrid drives, and it actually makes shutdown a lot faster on Windows 8, with even faster startup.

To understand this process and why it is faster, read Windows 8: Fast Boot.





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  Reply # 863291 21-Jul-2013 22:50
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freitasm: The feature you're thinking about is not specific to hybrid drives, and it actually makes shutdown a lot faster on Windows 8, with even faster startup.

To understand this process and why it is faster, read Windows 8: Fast Boot.



Thats the one.

Okay must be something else causing it to shut down slowly.





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  Reply # 863977 22-Jul-2013 23:35
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Wow! What a pain! This is why I have a test bench :)

Unplug everything, optical drive included and boot. Add things back until the proble. Pops up again.





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