Board would not boot when using i3 CPU because it ...
John S "John S", Amazon
21 February 2015
Summary: Board would not boot when using i3 CPU because it arrived with very old BIOS. Board would not allow online update to latest BIOS. Purchased and installed latest BIOS chip from ASUS and still would not boot using an i3 that was on their approved HCL. Called ASUS and was told.
Summary: I got this board for a new rig. 1st one I got had Dimm slots 3 and 4 DEAD. Contacted Asus support they agreed the slots were dead. Contacted Amazon they quickly replaced the board. After 1 week I lost A sata 2 drive. After ensuring I had the latest drivers, contacted Asus they had no answers.
Summary: Don't take my review for good, because the product I bought was defective from the start. It lasted only 6 hours and the motherboard was dead! The brand is the best! Asus makes great motherboards. Is true, I had problems with 2 Asus motherboards in my entire life, but I still use them!