And, for the first time since I bought this board (about two months ago), all rear USB ports stopped working all of a sudden! Front USB ports worked fine. Shutting down the computer and powering back on resolved the issue. Until next time I presume.
A similar problem is described here:
As this seems to be a known issue (judging by the response of the Intel representative in the above thread), I would like to know if this problem can be resolved please as it is starting to be quite frustrating.
Seeing that over 800 people have seen this thread (by far my most popular thread in my 8 years of foruming history) I'm amazed no one has replied at all.
At any rate, the issue with rear USB 2.0 ports suddenly dying has not occurred since I opened this (very popular) thread, but what does happen on a daily basis is that the computer randomly won't wake from sleep by touching the USB keyboard (connected to a rear USB 2.0 port). When that happens, I am forced to press the power button to wake the computer, during which the keyboard takes a second or two to respond after the monitor displays an image (it actually misses keystorkes during those few seconds).
USB 3.0 issue persists.
Should I replace this motherboard under warranty (now six months left) or is there no point at all?