Let me help you with this.
It is important to say that every single ping in the motherboard socket will make contact with every single gold point from the processor. All connections have a specific task such as power, data transfer, etc…
It would be better to check the pins on the motherboard with the Computer Manufacture since this can affect the system performance.
Thanks so much for your response.
I brought the board back to the supplier where i bought it from. It has been 2 weeks since the last time i heard from them. I guess its just me trying my luck hoping not to go through the RMA at all. Wonder what's going on with ASUS, my email inquiry is still "in progress" for the past 10 days. It can get really frustrating especially when your job is home based and your main tool is unusable, sigh.
Anyways, thanks again sir
I am sorry I completely understand your situation. I hope you get this resolved soon.