aside from being patient while awaiting the email RMA chain-of-events to happen... no problems with ASUS. advanced MB replacement was great.
first a service request.. then you get the ok to.. one week
send an advanced replacement request.. one week
then fax the advanced replacement form that they email to you... one week
then you get the MB, and then send the old one back... (within two weeks)
i RMA'd a 990fx sabertooth because slot 1 pcie was stuck at 8x. and the audio died too ( that didn't matter because I was using digital out.
Everythings all well and Good with ASUS... i will buy another MB from them (ok, i only Buy Motherboards from them.)