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To RMA, or not to RMA?

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THAT, is the question...

My original thread can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...p-problem.html

I was having a reboot loop problem. I say "was" because I decided that after my weekend vacation, I'd give it one last shot by installing Windows 7 32bit instead of 64bit, for the hell of it. Well, I installed it, and just like before, it got into Windows, and then rebooted. But this time, it went back into Windows just fine... And worked. So, I rebooted again, to see if it was a fluke, and to my amazement, it worked like it should... So, since I obviously don't want to use 32bit, I figured I would try to reinstall the 64bit Win 7... Installed, got into Windows, rebooted it self and then worked. Rebooted, fine. Rebooted, went into Bios, went right into Windows again...

***?! I left the computer unplugged over the whole weekend; Friday night till about 2 hours ago, Sunday evening. So my question is, I already have an RMA approval for the mobo... Should I run it? Is it likely the problem will pop back up again? Or should I send this back anyway for a new one? I got this mobo on the 29th of April and it says they (ASRock) has a 1 year warranty on parts.

Thanks for your help and suggestions ahead of time.
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Send it back now i would say. If its a intermittent problem it will always do it and I had a board that had problems and at first i thought it was normal until i sold it.
 
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