Thanks for the update, think you are right to look for another MB, but don't ditch the problem one, there could very well be some kind of fix for it inthe near future.I was looking for a Linux distro, and create a live CD then use diagnostic tools to test the CPU but think I have found an easer way. This UBCD contains heaps of tools and can be run from a bootable CD or USB stick. You can see what is on the disc and some info. Do not downloadfrom this site. > http://www.ultimateb....com/index.html
is there anyway to check my CPU to make sure it is in good working order and undamaged? I am ready to purchase another MB, but don't want to buy a compatible MB for the i5-2500 if there's a problem with the CPU.
Go to this site to download, save to desktop then burn a bootable DVD. > http://www.majorgeek..._cd_(ubcd).html
I will burn the bootable DVD and run the diagnostic on the i-2500 CPU. I think I will save the MB and CPU for another day and wait for a fix in the near future. If one is available, I can complete the build at that time. In the meantime, I believe I will go ahead and purchase a new MB and CPU, to complete this current build. I like the following choices for MB and CPU. Let me know what you think.
ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 and Core i5-4670 (3.4Ghz, 4C, L3:6M, GT2, VT-D, 84W, rev.C0)