It should be able to.
Did you flash the bios to the newest version? 6300 being relatively new could've given you problems.http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/M5A97_LE_R20/#support_CPU
I don't have the M5A97 yet.
I was having problems with this Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3
I updated the BIOS on that Mobo, tried one stick of RAM in every slot, tried onboard graphics (Onboard graphics froze, random characters, blue lines), unplugged all USB/un-needed hardware, changed RAM timing, everything really..
So I just came to the conclusion that it was the motherboard, hopefully this new motherboard will work.