I completed my build, had everything plugged in correctly etc. Computer boots for 1-2 seconds, won't even get to POST, and the computer shuts off. There is no beep from the motherboard, and the system continues to try and boot until I cut the power.
The debugger code on the motherboard displays the error: "invalid CPU type or speed." Given that this is a new, modern motherboard with a socket that is most certainly compatible with the CPU, is this a motherboard issue or a CPU issue? What is the best fix?
I have installed the CPU twice and triple and quadruple checked all cables and connections, and this error is the only thing that's shown up so far (then again, booting doesn't get far past that).
If it's more than 30 days old contact ASRock for an RMA. Intel will require you to test on more than 1 motherboard before they'll allow RMA. If you're still within 30-days, contact the reseller for replacement of 1 or both items.