The board still fires up but all of the phase lights stay on and it doesn't post to the monitor, I have tried everything from clearing cmos, reseating ram, bare system check and it just wont post at all. I know its not the graphics card as i have used it on another set up, and the processor is just 5 months old.
I am pretty confident that the cpu is ok and its the board at fault. I would love to continue using it but the socket 1156 is a bit of an obsolete part and the boards are really expensive.
Just want to recoup some cash that i just spent on this new AMD set up as i have never used AMD before.
Sorry i didn't think about that. You don't know if the board or CPU are faulty or both so be prepared to refund anyone who buys it. Personally I think you should sell it anyway in an auction and if you get a complaint just refund no questions asked.