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Item#: N82E16813138109

BIOSTAR NF520-A2 SE AM2 NVIDIA nForce 520D ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 520D
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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Learn more about the Biostar NF520-A2 SE

Model

Brand
BIOSTAR
Model
NF520-A2 SE

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM2
CPU Type
Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
FSB
1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 520D

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
1
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA RAID
0/1

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC861VD
Audio Channels
6 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8201CL PHY
Max LAN Speed
10/100Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
COM
1
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB 2.0 Header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Power Pin
24 Pin

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • William R.
  • 10/30/2008 6:16:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice and roomy, works fine.

Cons: none

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  • Khonsavanh L.
  • 10/27/2008 3:53:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the Price

Pros: good price
Solid board for budget PC

Cons: power connector location in a bad place for corded power supply. only on fan header in a far corner..
Would not work with my PCI IDE card.

Other Thoughts: could use an extra fan header connection.

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  • Chrissy G.
  • 10/25/2008 6:27:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice motherboard booted right up and excepted all new items with no problems.

Cons: None

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  • Nolan G.
  • 10/15/2008 3:05:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Board

Pros: Very good price.

On-board sound seems to be very good.

Decent but certainly not phenomenal overclocking options.

Everything you need for a powerful budget build.

Overall it seems very solid.

Cons: Power connector is in a strange place, right in the middle of the board.

Memory slots are too close to the CPU. If you use a round shaped CPU cooler, it will cover the first two memory slots.

Only one fan header, located off in a lonely corner. A bit of a reach if you plan to use it for a rear case fan.

Poor driver software. Not only is it difficult to understand because of terrible English translation, it doesn't seem to be able to detect any of the MB devices. Drivers had to be installed manually using the included CD.

Other Thoughts: This board is a little smaller than most ATX boards.

Yes, a floppy error will occur when booting without a floppy drive if the setting isn't disabled in the BIOS.

Other than that, and the silly driver software, set-up was a breeze.

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  • Johan u.
  • 10/7/2008 11:43:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdid not work

Pros: it was a good price

Cons: it did not work

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  • James R.
  • 9/28/2008 10:23:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap, easy to install

Cons: cramped

Other Thoughts: Good board for the price (can't beat it currently)
Awesome for a budget gaming computer.
Board is kind of cramped. With a Rosewill heat sink and fan, I could not use the first two ram slots.
Came with good instructions.
I get floppy error w/ no floppy installed(Probably a bios setting I've been too lazy to find)
If you're on a budget, dont mind using only 2 ram slots, and dont want to go SLI, this is deffinetly a good purchase

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2008 2:20:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat budget board

Pros: I've gone through a number of these for some mid/low end gaming-capable PCs I've built for friends. Sturdy board, easy to work on and get up and running. Cheap but still Biostar quality, and a great option for building a simple/basic computer.

Cons: Could have included more cables, etc. Bios is pretty basic, although does have some automated o/c options.

The drivers software is extremely poor. It tells you its finished and to reboot *before* it even launches the appropriate install program.

Other software is terrible, very basic and usually buggy.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great board for the price. IF you want something basic and cheap but still extremely reliable this is a perfect option.

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  • brad w.
  • 9/21/2008 4:52:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot that bad

Pros: nForce 520D is nice

Cons: Can not adjust the cpu voltage in the bios. Not very friendly. Also the ram slots are way close to the cpu.

Other Thoughts: Spend the money and get an Asus or MSI.

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  • 4008930464470675
  • 9/20/2008 12:30:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHE BEST FOR THE PRICE !!

Pros: VERY GOOD MOTHERBOARD WORK THE WAY I WANT IT TO WORK. WORK NICE WITH VISTA AND XP

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/18/2008 10:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscon

Pros: none

Cons: product was ordered for my brand new computer and the first one i recieved had bad rear usb ports i was very dissapointed then we rma it and got the same one again this one powers up the computer for 5 secs and then turns off this motherboard is junk and i would not reccomend it to anyone this was my first experience with biostar and i will never buy from them again

Other Thoughts: check over motherboard before sending out to customers

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