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#211 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by SideSwipe 11.04.2016 08:09

Hi guys,

I own an Asus P8Z68-V LX motherboard (ASMedia 1042 USB3 chip). I upgraded to Windows 10 a little over 8 months ago, and have had a continuing problem with the USB 3 controller. When using any version of the ASMedia controller driver, my Wi-Fi adapter (an Asus N53 B1) will show data corruption on any download greater than a few hundred megabytes. This is particularly noticeable when trying to download games or updates with Steam. Whenever I use the default Microsoft driver (ASMedia USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0.96 (Microsoft)) there is no data corruption, however performance can be occasionally poor with CPU usage spikes. Unfortunately even when told to not download hardware drivers from Windows 10, somehow it keeps trying to install ASMedia drivers for the controller.

I've tried updating the controller firmware to 130125_00_02_00 as linked in Post 75, originally I was on 120816_02_02_6D (backed up of course) and the issue with data corruption persists when using ASMedia provided drivers. Has anyone else encountered something similar, or is there a known incompatibility with ASMedia 1042 controllers and Windows 10 when using official drivers?

Is there anything else I can try to get the controller working with official drivers or am I just out of luck?

#212 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by bert 11.04.2016 19:59

Yes Flash this on my M5A99X EVO 3.0 port a lot faster no hangs with my 74-1 card reader any more asm104x_140124_10_10_04_2.rar Also it looks like Asus ran out of 1042 because in mine I have 1042A chip Device Manager show it as 1142

#213 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by Orsox 23.05.2016 16:45

Ok, I have an Asus P8Z68V-Pro here, on the chip on the board stands: ASM1042!

My Problem with my ASRock Z68E7Gen3 is still not solved.

In the Device-Manager on the Asus I get VEN_1b21/DEV_1040
USB Drivers are 1.16.33.1 (Windows7) from here
d.bat says 100803_00_00_0d SVID 0x174C SSID 0x2104

In the Device-Manager on the ASRock i get VEN_1b21/DEV_1040 although on the Mainboard stands ASM1042!
USB Drivers are 1.63.5.1 (Windows10) from same source above.
d.bat says 130125_00_02_00 SVID 0x1849 SSID 0*1042

I don't wont to update the USB Firmware on the Asus yet, cause it's currently working.
Any Suggestion on how to edit the dump-file from the Asus one, so I can test it on the ASRock?

#214 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DoZe 24.05.2016 06:31



it seems your dump is for Asmedia 1042A Not for AS1042.
You can see on the screenshot the SVID & SSID
I suppose if you change this, the checksum need to be recalculate
I know Lordkag speak about to rewrite the .exe flash tool to ignore it. (post #5)
Perhaps you're the man to make this experience !

Must wait for LordKag to have Boss response :O)

#215 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by Orsox 24.05.2016 10:35

I did manage to get the USB 3 Ports back on the ASROCK Z68 Extreme 7

The Ux-States Problem still occures
but my external USB 3.0 drive is now very fast and I don't get any Errors while copying or reading.

I used Firmware 110315_01_02_30.bin with SVID:SSID = 0x1849:0x1042

Latest Firmware 130125_00_02_00.doen't work on Z68Extr7, Errors while copying!
I attached the working Firmware with the flashing Tools, !!! CFG is already edited for ASROCK Z68!
! If you use it for anything else don't Forget to Change it!!!

ASSSD Benchmark 1GB, USB 3.0 Port, Seq Read: 110,2 MB/s / Write 112,23 MB/s
ASSSD Benchmark 1Gb, USB 2.0 Port, Seq Read: 30,12 MB/s / Write 28,64 MB/s

#216 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by Orsox 29.05.2016 20:03

I could successfully update the ASM1042 Firmware to 130125_00_02_00 for the Asus P8Z68-V-Pro ( not Gen3 ) SVID:SSID = 0x1043:0x8488!
No Errors while copying.

On the ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 / Gen 3 only Firmware 110315_01_02_30.bin with SVID:SSID = 0x1849:0x1042 is working!
While using Firmware 130125_00_02_00 with SVID:SSID = 0x1849:0x1042 I get Errors while copying.

#217 Asmedia ASM-1042 USB 3.0 Firmware Version 131025_10_11_23 by RoughBoy 20.06.2016 06:24

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Here is a probably new firmware 131025_10_11_23 for Asmedia ASM-1042(A).
http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php...id=2279&lang=fr
I'm not sure if it is for 1042 or 1042A. It's more likely for the1042A?
What do the experts here in the forum think about?

#218 RE: Asmedia ASM-1042 USB 3.0 Firmware Version 131025_10_11_23 by lordkag 20.06.2016 20:36

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It is for ASM1042A and it is older than what Fernando provided.



Furthermore, it is customized for 103C-8190 controllers and very different than regular ASM1042A firmwares. I would suggest users to stay away from this one.

#219 RE: Asmedia ASM-1042 USB 3.0 Firmware Version 131025_10_11_23 by fbmbirds 21.06.2016 02:56

What would be a good firmware for Asmedia ASM-1042A Controller? I updated mine to this one but did that before coming here and reading what you posted.

#220 Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by BinaryFinary 23.06.2016 09:14

Just wanted to report a successful firmware upgrade

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro ( X79 system similar to P9X79 Deluxe, but minus WiFi)
ASmedia chip: ASM-1042 (NOT 1042A - confirmed with visual inspection)
Firmware used: 130125_00_02_00 (from post #36)
Original problem: Various external drives in various external readers (iNeo, BlacX, etc) not seen, some lock-ups
Current status: Notable improvement

104xfwdl.exe /d on OLD FW:

1 > Bus:0x09 Device:0x00 Function:0x00
FW Version : 120816_02_02_6d
(SVID:SSID = 0x1043:0x8488)

2 > Bus:0x0A Device:0x00 Function:0x00
FW Version : 120816_02_02_6d
(SVID:SSID = 0x1043:0x8488)

104xfwdl.exe /d on **NEW** FW:

1 > Bus:0x09 Device:0x00 Function:0x00
FW Version : 130125_00_02_00
(SVID:SSID = 0x1043:0x8488)

2 > Bus:0x0A Device:0x00 Function:0x00
FW Version : 130125_00_02_00
(SVID:SSID = 0x1043:0x8488)


!!!! IMPORTANT NOTE !!!!

After doing the firmware update the USB 3.0 ports COMPLETELY STOPPED WORKING !!!

My first thought was "oh, crap, I bricked the controller" despite following all the instructions to the letter. HOWEVER, this was not the case.

Even removing & re-installing the driver software, and deleting the entries in device manager (various times) had no effect on reviving the ports (I'm using Win 7 x64 Ult). Since this is just a backup system, I wasn't too worried, and for a lark, I did a re-install of Win 7 x64. After a FRESH install of Windows, and re-install of drivers, everything was FINE !!!

So if you do a ASmedia firmware update, and your ports are not working, you might consider trying a Windows re-install before writing off your board. I realize this won't be the case for everyone, sometimes the controller really does get bricked, but this is a cautionary tale that sometimes Windows can't seem to reconfigure itself after the firmware is updated.

Big thanks to Lordkag for the files & instructions.

#221 RE: Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by kevindd992002 24.06.2016 16:45

@lordkag

Is 130125_00_02_00 still the latest firmware for ASM1042? I remember you saying that it is unlikely that there will be a newer firmware since this chipset is already phased-out by the manufacturer but I just wanted to confirm with you.

#222 RE: Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by kevindd992002 02.07.2016 18:31

BUMP!

#223 RE: Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by Fernando 02.07.2016 19:40

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Zitat von kevindd992002 im Beitrag #221
@lordkag
Is 130125_00_02_00 still the latest firmware for ASM1042?
Zitat von kevindd992002 im Beitrag #222
BUMP!
Why are you so impatient? Our BIOS and Firmware Guru lordkag is not very often online and your question has already been answered by him very clearly ("The last version for ASM1042 is 130125_00_02_00", look >here<).
Your thirst for knowledge may be admirable, but repeating already answered questions is really annoying!

#224 RE: Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by kevindd992002 02.07.2016 20:17

Fernando, I'm not impatient. Generally, for technology forums a question that has not been answered for more than 24 hours can be "bumped". Is it any different in your forums?

I know that post which is why I had this disclaimer: "I remember you saying that it is unlikely that there will be a newer firmware since this chipset is already phased-out by the manufacturer" in my last post. I was simply confirming if that is still the case today as it has been several months since lordkag's message was posted and I read that he's even trying to modify the newer firmware he found out.

I hope this clears the air out.

#225 RE: Updated Asus P9X79 Pro with 130125_00_02_00 by Fernando 02.07.2016 20:53

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Zitat von kevindd992002 im Beitrag #224
Generally, for technology forums a question that has not been answered for more than 24 hours can be "bumped". Is it any different in your forums?
All users can "bump" a question every day, but we don't like it at all, if there is no need to do it.
Please remember, that we are doing everything here within our spare time and don't get any money for our service. We are trying to answer all questions as soon as possible (provided that we know an answer), but we don't want to be bothered with "bumped" questions, which have already been answered.

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