|Try this in your Conditional Formatting Rule:|
1) Select your Range of Cells, A2 - B1257
2) On the ribbon click Conditional Formatting
3) Click on New Rules, it’s near the bottom of the dialog box.
4) Click Use Formula to determine which cells to format.
5) Enter the formula: =$A2=$B2
6) Click on the Format button
7) Select the Fill Tab
8) Select a pretty color
9) Click OK
10) Click OK
See how that works for you.