Originally Posted by PP Mguire
It should still be under warranty. I'd send the board back and be done with it rather than wasting money in a dead platform.
It should be....? abstract did say it was given to him as gift.
Yeah new or used long as you register the board most manufacturers honor the warrenty.
Why don't you ask him personally if the board came like new or used.
That should tell you right away if asrock will offer new warrenty or temporary depending on ownership and date.
Long story short he has a 8 core I like for him to use it for awhile.
Not to have to sell it and the board in the middle of the month and readjust his budget to buy a higher price core i5 build.
Let him go intel towards july if the system isn't to his liking.