Originally Posted by Blatsz32
I don't have the board but want to get it...but the lack of community support of Kmerrows issue at the top of this page is kinda making me wary of getting it. Everyone seems to like this board but i was hoping that the community would be a bit more responsive to issues if I were to have one. Anyway, gonna keep reading. debating atm on getting this over the weekend
Honestly, thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to write me in a PM to help me make sense of the problem. I truly appreciate it!
As far as diagnosing the board goes: I think I pretty much did all I could. I ran it as a barebones setup with cpu/ram/power only, and it still wouldn't post. I tried 3 different types of RAM in it, and I did remove the battery/cleared CMOS several times. I could get it to run every once in a while, but it was very intermittent. I've just come to the conclusion that it was defective. I'm not sure how else I could have diagnosed it, or what I could have done differently. I got an RMA on it and I'm sending it off today. Apparently, the person on the phone that told me ASRock takes 2 months to RMA didn't really know what they were talking about. I bought it through Newegg. They issued an RMA to exchange it immediately.
I have never heard ANYTHING negative about this board. I still can't fault it, because when it was up and running, it was amazing. Defects happen, and I think I just had bad luck this time. It's really no big deal. I'm sorry if my issues have dissuaded anyone from being interested in this MB. I'm still confident in it, for sure!