Here's the problem: Occasionally, when I wake up my computer from sleep, my wireless devices (Keyboard, and mouse) are totally frozen and don't affect the computer at all. Even if I unplug the USB wireless jacks from the motherboard, and re-plug it in, it doesn't solve it. The only solution is to restart the computer.
Interestingly, when this problem occurs, my Wacom tablet/pen still works. My Wacom tablet is a wired device - which leads me to believe that this freezing problem is only a problem with wireless devices.
The problem is this phenomenon isn't consistent - it happens completely randomly. I am frustrated because I've researched and done everything on my end to solve this. I've messed with power management settings, changed sleep settings but nothing has worked....
I love my built-computer but this is the ONLY thing that pisses me off about it - Nothing seems to solve it! Do any of you guys have any ideas?
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EDIT: Scratch that - I successfully updated the BIOS. In addition, I updated the driver for the keyboard and did not update the mouse driver (to keep a control variable). Hopefully something works. I'll report back if it does or not.
Hopefully I'll get a response, but in the meantime I'll answer your other questions.
It's good that you can see the keyboard in the device manager. What I was talking about is a bit more subtle though. You will see SOME of your USB hubs but not all in this case.
The exact number can vary depending on your board. My board has 13 items listed under USB controllers in device manager... I would expect your board to have at least that many, possibly more.
Your PSU is probably not the culprit, but it may not be quite as good as you think. It's made by Sirtech, a company that supplies OCZ and Rosewill with less expensive but usually adequate PSUs. It got a good review from Hardware Secrets, but I don't think that Gabe does transient load tests. Just keep it in mind as a remote possibility if all else fails.
So far still no problems! I won't call it 'fixed' for another day or two though.
As far as interference goes, I suppose it's possible but I really doubt it. I feel like if it were wireless interference the issue would happen more often, and more consistently. Perhaps not though - Might not even have to worry about that if it's fixed anyways! Crossing fingers...
Alright I'm officially calling it - The problem is resolved!
It's unfortunate that I don't know what necessarily fixed it, but it's definitely either the BIOS update, or downloading the driver. My vote's on the driver - dumb of me not to install that in the first place (not used to it coming from macs).