Originally posted by: bvchurch
The RMA policy is for you to contact the original retailer of the product. See the retailer HAS to support you when they agree to sell the products of ASRock in this case. As I noted above, Elitegroup Computer Systems and PouChen Chips follow the exact same guidelines. At least they were able to properly diagnose your problem, something to which I find Asus (sister of ASRock) to do very little.
I admit that the board does what I want it to do for the time being, and for 65 bucks you really can't beat it. This is true.
My point in most of my frustration is that the tech support people say themselves that they would give an RMA if they knew it was the board's fault. Not that they simply won't, but because I cannot without a doubt in their mind prove that the board is at least somewhat faulty, they are refusing an rma.
I can always RMA to newegg, I know this. I just really don't want to wait all that time for a replacement because I don't have a backup right here ready to go.
To end this struggle (mostly in my head) this board will become a backup as soon as I can afford another board that I can tinker with and has good options ($150+ range). That will however be quite some time an sadly I was hoping to migrate to Sata as a few people I know trade out hardware pretty randomly and I would eventualy come across sata drives, or find a good deal at the local Frys. Either way, it's all good in the end. Decent board, Oc's like a beast for my needs. Doesn't fry my hardware like my last board did. I'm frustrated... but appeased. Silly emotions...
Opty 170 @ 2.5ghz
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe
2gig gskill @ DDR456 - 2.5-3-3-6
Saphire ATI Radeon x850xt @ 560/580 -SOLD-... Had to make ends meet.