Fire it up and no post. Memory error. Got messing around with it and I can only put memory in slots B1 and/or B2. If I put any memory in A1 and/or A2, then no post and beeps for memory error.
So I move on.....it won't recognize either GPU. Tried swapping and just installing one. No good. Tried throwing a older 560 ti in it. Same thing. Check all bios settings. OK. So I use the onboard video and move on.
Updated all drivers and tried updating the bios. Same thing.
Now have the board out with a know good PSU, one ram stick(in B2), and one video card in PCIE 2. Still not recognizing GPU.
So I pull the processor. Looks like a few of the pins are bent. Took a magnify glass and inspected processor, it looks like all the pins hit and on center.
So I conclude a bad motherboard. But with the bent pins, I think I'm going to have issues RMAing it. So do I just pony up for a new motherboard? I'm leaning this way......do the fact that the Pro4 is really not the best for CrossFireX and my memory is not officially supported.
I did go through that trouble shooting post and concluded a issue with the motherboard.
I believe I'm going to have to eat the motherboard, due to the bent pins. Do I go for the Asrock Extreme 4? It doesn't list my exact memory, but it does list Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9. I would assume it's the same thing, but just 4 pieces of 4g, instead of my 2.