At some point as wasted time starts piling up, its just best to RMA, to rule out the mobo itself. And when you do get a new one, put it together out of the case.
But I feel for you.
This sheet shouldnt be rocket science
Why everytime theres a new chipset we have to go thru torture?
Gets old after a while
I actually have ~8000 AT posts, was in first group to join Sep. 99 (text only format) - just too lazy to import my info. In fact, its kinda nice to be anonymous. Remember those live meet and greet other local AT members