You are correct, kirian, the RMA process is very confusing. I have never submitted an AMD RMA. I would suggest to do open a e-ticket Support request and ask them. I suspect there is a site to check your status. Other company RMAs I have submitted have a method to check the status. If you have the RMA number and the mailing instructions and address, then I assume you can ship your processor and get things rolling. Good luck and enjoy, John.
Sorry for a late reply, I have received another noreply email with info regards the shipment of my CPU so they could review it,last Friday.
I just managed to ship it today so I will post an update as soon as I receive more info.
Still have no clue how to check the status though.