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BIOSTAR TA785GE 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 785G
  • Phenom II / Phenom / Athlon II / Athlon64 /Sempron
  • DDR2 533/667/800/1066(1066 by AM2+ CPU)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Herbert H.
  • 11/8/2015 6:55:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmoke and Flames

Pros: Worked flawlessly for 5 years. Was able to unlock 4 core cpu. Out of the blue one morning I was online checking email and smelled electrical components. I looked in the side window of the case and saw actual flames and smoke. The transistors behind the cpu caught on fire. No other damage done. The computer was actually working and never shut down even though the motherboard was on fire which is why I gave it four stars. Even though it was 5 years old, it should not have caught on fire.

Cons: It caught on fire and could have a totally different ending.

Other Thoughts: Biostar has ceased production on the motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/17/2011 10:13:00 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIts ok

Pros: I installed this a year ago and im still using it right now. I installed this myself with no prob and I was just learning how to put a computer together at the time.

Cons: NON.

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  • Robert P.
  • 2/3/2011 4:50:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWAS a good board

Pros: unlocked my 550be 2 core to a 4core, ati 4200 with side port is good for gaming, 16gb max ddr2. died after 1 year of using.

Cons: I love this board but it died so i sent it into biostar. It would not post and the led stated memory error. Biostar looked at it, cleaned it, and sent it back to me in a week, all they did was update the bios which i did before it died. I got it back and still no post, i added a older ati video card and it posted and run so so. i can not unlock my cores like i use too before i sent it in, the onboard video is 100% dead. I bought this board for its core unlock and sideport video. i am upset Biostar did not fix anything and sent it back.

Other Thoughts: For a year this has been a great board, i have always used biostar. but i am not sure after this. i spent over 100 bucks on it and now i have to buy somthing else. The techs at biostar where good and nice but did not fix anything when i sent it in.

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  • Michael S.
  • 11/11/2010 2:58:42 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood board, until it fails

Pros: Board has a lot of great features.

Cons: Worked great for a year, then it stopped working.

Biostar has the worst customer service I have ever dealt with in my entire life. They said it would be repaired in 5 business days but they have had my motherboard for almost 2 weeks and it still has not been worked on. They do not return my calls nor do they seem to care that their inability to repair my motherboard is affecting my ability to apply for grad school. They seem to be unable to find enough workers in their repair department despite the fact that everyone and their mother is looking for a job these days. More likely this is because they do not make any money on the repairs, it is just an expense for them, and they are hoping you just buy another motherboard. I have been a loyal biostar customer as this is my 2nd motherboard from them, but they have shown me that my loyalty is unappreciated. I will no longer be buying from them and I suggest you do the same.

Manufacturer Response:

Average processing time is less then 5 days from day we of receiving product. Please contact gerry@biostar-usa.com to assist you directly.

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  • william s.
  • 10/16/2010 11:03:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggstesting

Pros: i put this in my sons build. so far so good got lots of features in set up. im a asus fan just wanted some thing different and the price not bad the ati 4200 does the job time will tell for more thoughts

Cons: none for now

Other Thoughts: amd 9850 quad 4gb ram windows 7 500gb 32mb hard drive smooth for now

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  • Kelly T.
  • 9/20/2010 7:21:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: See other thoughts.

Cons: It doesn't do laundry. ( I have 2 teens so this would be a plus).

Other Thoughts: I wanted to update my review after having for over a month.

Still very impressed. Overclocked my Athlon II x4 635 to 3.333Ghz and using stock cooler. Not blow your socks off but it will do til I get better cooling.

Over clocked on board video to 800mhz completely stable. Its not bad for on board video. runs Crysis on medium settings 800x600 resolution at ~30-35fps low settings at ~55fps.

I will again say that this board is a great choice for someone wanting a mid range board for a low range price.

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5 out of 5 eggsMany Bios options

Pros: 16GB RAM, 1066 DDR2 compatible w/ AM3 (haven't tried it though- seeking compatible RAM models). A wicked red light that keeps the case glowing throught the side holes? I don't know what it's for (hopefully not an error light), but it looks cool and haven't had any problems. Also, V12 overclocks my 2.2Ghz to 2.6Ghz automatically.

Cons: The new bulldozers probably won't be be compatible with DDR2, but at least there are some X6s that appear to work well with this board (not that I've tried). If you know of any 4GB or 2GB 1066 DDR2 RAM that works with this board, please post.

Other Thoughts: This is my first motherboard build. Bought mine Open Box here for 61.99. Added an OEM Sempron X2 2300 2.2Ghz and dual core runs plenty fast, but my HDD is probably a bottleneck. Built w/ cheap but apparently durable components under $200. Only re-used DVD Drive, RAM, and HDD. Plan to upgrade it eventually to a Phenom II X4 910e 65watt or an Athlon X4 e-series w/ SSD SLC. Maybe there will be a Thuban X6 65watter? My CPU temperatures run around 34C and at load are about 39C.

Biostar 785GE 128M
Sempron X2 2300 2.2Ghz Dual core (runs at 26watts idle)
1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 RAM 533Mhz (from a Dell XPS)
Seasonic S12 80+Bronze 330W
Apex SK-503-C Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case
Cooler Master DK-9 CPU Fan
2x MASSCOOL FD08025B1M3/4 80mm Case Fan
Quantum 40GB HDD (old)
Fedora 13 64-bit

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  • Sean B.
  • 8/24/2010 7:28:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a wonderful budget board, especially if your not planning on doing any heavy gaming.

Cons: The micro atx means if you get a large vid card you need some angled SATA cables.

I have had issues with the board assigning all of its IRQ resources to the same channel as the offboard video card I bought as an upgrade, resulting in crashes and blue screens. I emailed biostar and never got a response.

Other Thoughts: Other than my video issues, its a good enough board for most people. I would suggest at minimum a tri-core processor for this board though because of the onboard video.

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  • Kelly T.
  • 8/18/2010 6:24:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good board

Pros: Worked right out of the box. I got version 6.1 and have found no reason to upgrade bios. I installed Athlon II x4 635, 2 x 1Gb A-Data DDR2 800 memory and cooler master Elite Power 460w power supply (all purchased with board) and has been workig fine since first power up.

Cons: Have not found any yet.

Other Thoughts: This, along with the new processor, memory and PSU mentioned above, is the first purchase of new computer equipment I have made in 10 years. Other than my first few, all my systems have been used parts or systems that I have traded or purchased at pawn shops. The last two systems I owned were a hybrid HP with Sempron 3000+ , 1gb ddr333 ram and a Radeon9800, and a (don't laugh I bought it for $100) e-machines 1641 with a celeron 1400 dual core with 2gb ddr2 533 with integrated graphics. So this is a huge up-grade for me. I am very pleased with the board and would highly recomend it for a high end - low budget system.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 8/6/2010 6:15:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: See below

Cons: See below

Other Thoughts: Just wanted to update from my prior review where I only gave 2 eggs. I figured out what the problem was with the Power Switch. My case has a 9 pin Front Panel Header and this board has a 16 pin Front Panel Header attachment. After much research I finally decided to just take my 9 pin header and stick it on only pins 1-8 with pin 9 hanging off the end of the header (This is because the 10th slot is covered and can't be placed). Well, this worked and it seems to be working fine now. Overall this seems to be a great board and does everything I could ask of it. I have not tried to overclock or unlock the 4th core of my AMD Athlon X3 440 as it is plenty powerful for me and I don't want to risk making it unstable.

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