Originally Posted by Teny
It might not be an new board, it is an clearance item from Microcenter, which means somebody bought it, something happened (incompatible, not working, etc), and returned it. Which is why its an clearance. The previous buyer could have done anything to it.
If all that were suggested doesnt work, I think you may want to try another board?
I'm really beginning to like this store more often everyday. I got the i7 for $229.99 and the board for $160. The RAM was a bit expensive, but my friends getting that for me. Well giving me the money for it now, haha.