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Item#: N82E16813138128

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790GX
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1066
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Learn more about the Biostar TFORCE TA790GX A2+

Model

Brand
BIOSTAR
Model
TFORCE TA790GX A2+

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM2+/AM2
CPU Type
Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 790GX
South Bridge
AMD SB750

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
6
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 3300

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC888
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111C
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB headers (support 6 ports)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
DX10, DVI/ HDMI, HD7.1
Hybrid CrossFire, UVD, Side-Port, X.D.C

Packaging

Package Contents
TFORCE TA790GX A2+
User Manual
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
SATA Cable
4-pin to SATA Power Cable

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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  • kabuki E.
  • 1/3/2011 11:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTA790GX

Pros: I have had a good deal of experience with a wide variety of motherboards. I am using this in a personal computer and have been for many years. This has been the best motherboard I have ever used or owned. The price to quality ratio is astounding! The features on this motherboard were, at the time, mind blowing to me for the price. It has been absolutely stable without a single problem since just after it's release. I would still use this in new systems!

Cons: Memmory ports are just a bit too close together to hold heat-sinked RAM comfortably, they still fit however.

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  • Mitchell G.
  • 9/12/2009 11:31:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBSDs and Audio Malfunction

Pros: Cheap and Runs ok...

Cons: Every so often my computer freezes and BSDs, vista claims it's due to USB 2.0 drivers. I went to Biostar's sub par website and found the listed drivers for USB were only supported for Windows XP (or so the title states). I've updated all my drivers, but lock ups are becoming more frequent and making my PC unusable....

The audio for my mic is messed up, not sure what the deal is there. I have to turn the boost up to 20db and my voice becomes horridly distorted...

The motherboard was kind of awkward to fit to my case, i had to cut some of the metal paneling out of my case to get it to fit properly.

Other Thoughts: Tech support seems fairly unresponsive....

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  • Carmine j.
  • 9/6/2009 8:58:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBOUGHT IT USED A YEAR AGO STILL WORKS

Pros: EXCELLENT BOARD ALL AROUND.EVEN THOUGH IT HAS THE BEST BUILT IN ONBOARD VIDEO CHIP.I STILL WISH IT WAS BETTER SO I DIDN'T NEED TO ADD A PCI-EXPRESS CARD.I ADDED AMD Phenom II X4 940 , G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 .Overclocked like crazy

Cons: NO CONS

Other Thoughts: Since I owned this more than a year,I want to share my thoughts.A couple of days ago I thought the motherboard died for no reason.It just didn't want to boot.No noise,no lights ,nothing. It was actually my power supply that fried.So if this happens to you test the PSU first before RMA

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  • Daniel V.
  • 9/3/2009 8:12:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggstake a chance

Pros: built-in power/reset switches, hdmi, fast ethernet, hd3300 integrated gpu, LED's, good price.
In fact, the mobo has a bazillion features, including overclocking and RAID setup

manual was decent enough, the hd audio was nice. definitely an upgrade from realtek ac 97. I had no hardware conflicts/problems installing the motherboard.

honestly, I was really happy until it couldn't keep time, see below

Cons: I'm not sure how this is compared to other motherboards, but this board doesnt have the best positions for mounting holes (where you put the screws to attach to the tower/case). I felt like i was gonna break or bend the board badly trying to plug in the ide and power cables, since the holes are not on the edge but one to two inches in.
Despite those shortcomings, I was happy with the board until it wouldn't keep time. Figured it was a battery problem, so i switched in the battery from my old mobo and it worked fine. About 5 days later, the time/date regressed again. That's when i decided to RMA it. I sent Biostar an email about at least getting a replacement battery, but never heard back, but that was before the time regressed after the new battery.

Other Thoughts: In the end, take a chance with this board. It has many excellent features, but it's production seems faulty at best, considering my experience and the experience of others. I would have given this board 4 eggs if it had worked. I bought it to go with:
amd athlon 64 x2 windsor 3.0ghz
ocz 4gb ram
evga nvidia 9600gt (low power ed)
seagate barracuda 250 gb hdd

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  • Mark B.
  • 8/30/2009 8:50:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It has a lot of cool features like the LEDs that let you know whats going on with your system, is easy to upgrade, and easy to use

Cons: It didn't even last a year. One day I come home from work and my system won't POST so I throw in my system rescue cd to trouble shoot and it turns out the motherboard is shot. I sent it to Biostar and they RMAed it for the cost of shipping it there and it only took a week ish.

Other Thoughts: The week it took to RMA convinced me to upgrade to a DDR3 setup...

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  • Erik K.
  • 8/16/2009 11:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbought this a year ago

Pros: everything about this
onboard hdmi already wowie wow
i hybrid crossfired with 3450 for
30 bucks and it can play cod4 online
16gb of ram and phenom support

Cons: it isnt made of gold

Other Thoughts: i love it

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  • shawn u.
  • 8/7/2009 1:19:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice board!

Pros: Copper heat sinks on northbridge and southbridge keeps the board running cool. Disk drivers are easy to install. The manual is pretty good.

First build for me and was an easy one with this board I'll recommend it to any one. Will buy from biostar in the feature

Cons: None really that I've found yet.

Other Thoughts: Don't think I'll need to buy another computer for a while. This mobo excepts quad core processors with a bios update.

Buy one now
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  • Michael T.
  • 7/5/2009 1:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board!

Pros: Great Board. First build, and this board has worked since day one. No problems at all. Auto detects which video output you are using. Plenty of room for upgrades.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend to friends.

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  • Dennis W.
  • 6/16/2009 10:09:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDecent board, until it dies.

Pros: Ran a Phenom II with 8gb of DDR2 just fine until...

Cons: 5 months after I bought it, it just decides to die without warning. I've built systems for 15 years, and this is the soonest I've had a board die that wasn't DOA.

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  • matt R.
  • 5/30/2009 8:16:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything worked on start-up and still is.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: All hardware installed easily and have room to add even more on.

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