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Old February 14, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Default Zotac Z68ITX-A-E vs ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE for Win8

So, I currently have the Zotac Z68ITX-A-E with Win8. Here's the problem, the USB3 and network drivers don't work very well. The usb3 ones don't work at all and the network drivers corrupt everytime the machine goes to sleep/hibernate/turns off in any way. When the wifi driver is corrupt, win8 spends all of its time in kernel mode (why and doing what? I have no clue) and makes the system totally unusable.

Zotac support is HORRENDOUS ("please wait several weeks" - a month after windows 8 was released). There ARE win8 drivers, but the wifi one just keeps corrupting as described above (unless an update has actually been released - didn't notice a version number change at all).

will the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE offer better win8 support?

is this an issue with just my mobo? are others with z68 mobos suffering too? I've only installed win8 on others' Z77 systems and they've been completely fine.
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