did you get it replaced? rma
ive had both brands, the first pc me and a buddy built i got a biostar motherboard 440bx , and i was not that thrilled with it, but i did not know anything about mobos then, ive seen nothing but stability complaints on them, so that was the last time i bought them.
my FIC athlon board was great, untill i tried to update the bios, i followed the directions to a t, and it was updating but after a hours with it stuck in the last leg of the reflash process i tried to reboot it and no display, or posting or beeping.nothing i tried worked. so i bought a soyo for my athlon 750. i still have the fic board in storage, maybe one day ill reinstall it and try to fix it just for the experience.