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Item#: N82E16813138102

BIOSTAR TA770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 770
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 800
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert B.
  • 10/6/2013 5:04:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns like a champ!

Pros: For the most part, trouble free and runs like a champ! Bought this back in 2008 with a 5000+ BE, upgraded my system and gave it to my son 2 years ago. Updated the bios, dropped an older quad core in it and mated it with a Radeon 6850 and it STILL has no issues and is relevant in today's gaming market :)

Cons: We have had a few issues with hard drive recognition, but I could just as easily blame that on the fact that I'm using an IDE/SATA adapter on an older IDE hard drive.

Other Thoughts: Just amazed that this board still works great after nearly non stop usage for the last 5+ years.

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  • Duane K.
  • 2/2/2009 4:32:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAn added note to 1 year plus too

Pros: Just wanted to add to previous review that the board I purchased and used for over a year now was bought open box. It was the second biostar board I bought open box.

Very likely the board that has been running so well for me for over a year was one that was returned as "DOA" and recieved a bad review.

Also very likely is that nothing was done to the board to "fix" it... most likely is it was simply tested and resold.

Also a note on onboard sound....rivals my two year old soundblaster card...with better control in windows over sound adjustments. One very neat thing is you can change any of the six sound outputs to whatever channel you want them to be with the included software.

Cons: Again...board isn't fool proof. It has been my experience that memory settings are the most common problem with a board not booting.

Other possible issues are loose or improper connections and possibly power supply issues. It's always a good idea to use a quality power supply.

One large con with the onboard sound is that if you hook up the front panel sound to your case, you lose the rear output. Using the front headphone jack on a case requires wiring it to an output on the back...or in my build, I use the headphone jack on my speaker intead when I use headphones. An even better idea would be to use a bluetooth headset.

Other Thoughts: I should mention that when setting the bios memory settings and/or overclocking...that sometimes the bios must be cleared (if improper settings COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT) With this and most all biostar boards the cmos bios clear function requires moving a small jumper on the motherboard itself.

I did ruin one board years ago by powering up the board with the jumper set to cmos reset. The instructions warn of not powering board with jumper in that position so I did not return the board because the damage was clearly caused by my own error.

For the price, you cannot beat biostar boards, I am completely sold on them.

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  • Duane K.
  • 1/25/2009 2:51:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMine too is going strong after over a year

Pros: I am writing to confirm that I too have had this board for over a year and it is still going strong for me. It is still incredibly fast with almost the same set up previously mentioned....a 5000 BE, 8800gt video card, 4 gigs gaming memory.

All of my builds over about 3 years have had biostar boards and all still run great.

I've also read that this board is one of the few designed during it's introduction period that does well with high voltage phenoms.

My older biostar board is going on 2 years old and after a year of constant gaming, that machine retired to use as an HTPC and stays on 24/7 running a big screen television and controlling all media throughout the four computers in the house.

Cons: Not really a con, but a little know how and effort might be needed. That goes with any board, but these are not completely fool proof. Am surprised to read that someone who builds computers for a living would have trouble getting this board up and running.

I do know that it does not recognize ram speeds and voltages for every kind of ram (sets to 1.8v by default, and if you have modern ram requiring 2.0v, it won't boot). It is a simple process to set them manually. That is the only thing I've ever seen as a "problem"..but again...very simple solution. Also, with early versions of this board (manufactured before phenoms were mainstream) I have read that a bios update was needed to run phenoms...duh.

Other Thoughts: Like a say board still runs my system blazing fast with the 5000BE and vista 64 bit. There were some quirks with vista early on, microsoft's fault and they went away with vista updates.

System has basically been on 24/7 for over a year, it has spent a lot of time encoding video with both cores running at full throttle for hours. It played warcraft addictively for endless hours.

When I first built the system, I cranked the 2.5Ghz 5000BE up to 3.3Ghz and with the pci-e x16 2.0 8800gt video card the system scored 11,800 on 3d06. I tuned it down to 2.9Ghz and there it has run for all this time.

I am currently contemplating putting a new phenom II on this board with 1066 memory....will let everyone know how it turns out. Not sure if this board will continue to be sold as biostar has released an updated version.

Bottom line is you can't go wrong buying biostar boards, and if you do have a problem, don't panic, just read a forum and there's usually a simple solution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2009 6:08:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 year and going strong!

Pros: Great, solid board. My system has been TOTALLY STABLE for a whole year. I don't mean that it's been on 24/7, I just mean it never crashes. Even with 6 gigs of RAM, which the board can handle up to 8gb RAM, but of course Windows XP cannot see more than about 3gb due to the 32bit OS limitation thingie. Also, with my new 64gb solid state hard drive and my page file disabled, my system is rock solid. I'm not a gamer, but I do video editing with Adobe Premiere.

Physical layout is very good. Start/reset buttons on board are fantastic. It has an 8pin aux power connector, but I briefly used a PSU with a 4pin connector just fine. I do not use the additional video card power connector, also I don't use the onboard audio at all, so I can't speak for that.

My specs: AMD X2 5000 Black Edition (Brisbane core), 6gigs Kingston HyperX PC1066, PNY 8600GT, m-audio 24-96 PCI sound card, NEC PCI Firewire card, AverMedia PCI-Express TV Tuner/Capture card, GSkill 64GB SSD Hard drive, Enermax PSU.

Cons: Automatic Fan speed adjustment in BIOS works partially, but it doesn't increase the fan speed as temp goes up, something my previous biostar board did. It was really cool, like the mac G5.

No firewire, but my cheap Syba card works fine for my DV video dumps. Only 4 internal sata ports, but I'm only using 2 or 3 at the most so far. Northbridge cooling a bit weak. I put a fan over it with the Zalman fan mount thing. E-sata ports are not hot-swappable as far as I know, which kind of sucks, need to reboot for external e-sata drive to be seen.

DDR1066 setting only works with Phenom CPU's. It is really a cpu/6 divider so with my x2-5000 brisbane core I get DDR866, which is 2.6ghz, I get 2600/6=433, times 2 is 866mhz. Not a big deal, it's still wicked fast, but would be nice if I could run 1066mhz without overclocking my current CPU.

Other Thoughts: This is my second Biostar T-series board. I sold my previous entire system, and I'm still kicking myself for it because it was really great, but when the upgrade monkey jumps on your back he doesn't get off til you buy a new cpu and motherboard!

For the guys having problems, I dunno, anyone who thinks most motherboards come with onboard video is probably better off buying a laptop. And he says only one PCI slot, maybe he meant PCIx16?

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  • Diana D.
  • 1/21/2009 3:38:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard sucks

Pros: nice color scheme, cool bios menu, several USB slots

Cons: Hardly worked well with my AMD Athlon X2 64 6000. Constant crashes and rarely even showed a display after booting. Does not even have a video port which i thought came standard on all newer motherboards, which apparently it doesnt, but thats my bad for not realizing before. only one PCI slot.

Other Thoughts: Not buying biostar again.

Do yourself a favor and buy the Gigabyte MA78G-DS3HP

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 1/20/2009 4:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDouble Wammy

Pros: Not Sure

Cons: Never got to work....twice. I build computers for a living. When I recieved this it did not work at all, couldn't find the problem. Shipped for a replacement, and the next one did not work. Maybe I just won the lottery or something, but 2 bad motherboards in a row really threw me for a loop. Although the other products I bought from Newegg have worked fine, so I'm sure it was BIOSTAR's fault and not Neweggs.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you know how to ship an RMA when buying stuff!!!

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  • Sandy K.
  • 1/16/2009 6:41:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks not too many problems.

Pros: Had all slots and connections I needed. Installed ok and had no issues with normal devices.

Cons: Large form factor. Not really too much a con for me as I have a full-tower case. If I didn't, it would have been a tight fit. Having issues with IDE controller card in PCI slots. Doesn't seem to want to work.

Other Thoughts: Good board for the money.

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  • Cliff A.
  • 1/10/2009 10:13:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest MB Yet

Pros: Great MB All works very well and I have 4 no DOA and after a year still strong as the day I bought them.I think some have Problems due to the Power Supply....I feed all my Systems To Thermal intake 700Watts or more.

Cons: None Its Perfect

Other Thoughts: See Above But if you use another brand and you think its ok so be it but I test and Build for more than 20years and I use as Above because they last.....

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  • Zachary C.
  • 1/9/2009 9:31:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh.

Pros: Lots of great connections 'n such. Supports plenty of RAM for 64-bit OSes.

Cons: Got a few bugs to work out.

Other Thoughts: Great board, but there are a few kinks to work out. Other reviews have said there's a 5-10% failure rate, and I think I got one of the bad ones. It worked fine for a week or two, then started doing weird stuff -- namely, once Windows loaded (from HDD or disc), it stopped accepting all input; I coudln't even turn NumLock on or off.

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  • Michael C.
  • 12/29/2008 12:16:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo

Pros: eh

Cons: Terrible combatibility problems with simple graphics card. Please for me don't do this to your self go get an ASUS

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