Have recently built a system with a DQ45CB E30148-301 motherboard.
4GB of DDR2-667 RAM (2*2GB Kingston/Qimonda)
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD4550 512MB
Intel G2 SSD
2*WD Caviar Black HDDs (non-raided)
SB Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-e
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Flashed the latest BIOS first thing (0121) and these are the immediate issues I've run into:
1. My beloved Cherry G80-3000 USB keyboard isn't recognized each time. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't BIOS log says 'Keyboard not found'. Most of the time works though. Mind you this keyboard works flawlessly with any other motherboard I've used, never had an issue and it's been through 10+ systems - the keyboard itself isn't ancient though, bought it less than 2 years ago (hence it's USB). This is the most troubling issue since I can't part with this keyboard, would rather ditch the board, but I want to keep the board, too, for some reasons.
2. What has struck me as an absolutely appalling thing is that this board isn't able to wake from S3 at all with Intel TXT enabled in the BIOS. No resume, no go.The CPU is Q9400 R0 and supports TXT, seems like it's not possible to use all the features of the board after 18 BIOS updates?
3. The board sets AAM to quiet for all hard drives no matter what. I heard this was fixed for other (P45) boards, but not for the DQ45CB. Could you please disable this appalling behavior of this board since a user should be able to select AAM level for supporting hard drives? I don't need AAM on my WD Blacks, thank you.
4. For some strange reason it's impossible to boot into DOS (Win98/ME stock bootable floppy files) from an USB flash drive which works perfectly with all other boards. The DQ45CB just returns an 'invalid Command.com' message when there's nothing wrong with the USB flash since I use it to start DOS on several PCs with no issues at all.
Dear firmware engineers! Could you please look into rectifying some/all of the abovementioned issues, most importantly No. 1? The feature set of this board is excellent but it isn't working flawlessly unfortunately :-(