That's my point actually. Drives me crazy sometimes. Which brings me to the other point: that CPU is only supported on that board from beta bios 1.10 and up. If the board comes with bios 1.00, it may not post, so I'd check the board to see what bios it has (there should be a sticker on top of the bios chip located beside the 2nd 4x PCIE slot). It might show P1.00, and if it does you might need to borrow someones CPU to flash the board. If it says P1.40 (first official bios after 1.00) or higher then you're good.