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Item#: N82E16813138159

BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P55
  • Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)
  • DDR3 800/1066
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Learn more about the Biostar TPOWER i55

Model

Brand
BIOSTAR
Model
TPOWER i55

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1156
CPU Type
Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel P55

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (CFX x8 or SLI x8)
PCI Express x4
1
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
6
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC888S
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel 82578DC
Second LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB header (support 6 ports)
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x Floppy Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x CD-IN Header
1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
1 x CPU FAN Header
1 x North Bridge FAN Header
2 x System FAN Header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
8 + 4 phase power design
Support ATI CrossfireX technology
Support NVIDIA SLI technology
Dura-MAX high quality components
100% X.D.C Japanese solid capacitor
Clean-Tone2 Audio Technology
Heat-pipe Solution
Toverclock UTILITY
GPU (Green Power Utility) for Dynamic CPU power consumption control

Packaging

Package Contents
BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 Motherboard
SLI Bridge, SLI bracket, CrossFireX Bridge,
IO shield
6 x SATA & 6 x SATA Power cables
IDE Cable
Driver CD and Manual

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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  • Okey F.
  • 10/6/2013 9:15:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Really Nice Enthusiast's Board

Pros: Good O/C'ing potential, especially for unlocked processors. Well designed in layout and cooling. Great looking color scheme. Solidly built with the best components.

Cons: I wish the BIOS would have had CHA FAN speed control like the CPU FAN does. As it is, the CHA FANs run at full RPM at all times.

Other Thoughts: I used this board with a new i7-875K I found on "an auction site" I can't name here. Outstanding combination. With a pair of HD 7870s in CF, it nearly matched my other machine (i5-2500K/GTX 660 SLI) in gaming and benchmarks. In real game play, I couldn't tell the difference.

This is just about the last of the new LGA1156 boards you'll still find.

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  • S L.
  • 9/8/2013 7:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This was a replacement board for my 3 year old ZT board when the USBs all quit working after a power outage (with a battery backup and filter..hummm). My i7 chip, memory and HDD were still fine so I needed to find a replacement board and BioStar was the only board still in production. Reviewed a few YouTube videos on swapping the boards, took my time and everything turned out ok. Not a gaming machine so std cpu fan was reused.

Cons: Did not fit my original case so had to order a new one - other than the delay to getting the system up and running everything worked fine in the end - no problems for past 2 months of use

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  • Eric B.
  • 9/2/2013 6:21:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNO USB 3.0

Pros: New egg had one left in stock, lucky me. Expansion, original quality, speed, and is the last of the 1156 boards new eegs sells.

Cons: One of the pins on the CPU board was not clipped properly, so I had to perform surgery on it. Talk about nervous. This is the last of the 1156 boards New Egg sells; still has outdated devices, such as Floppy, no USB 3.0, etc. but hey it was a replacement board for a freakish CPU I bought. Expensive for the last of its kind, and could have been discounted, bad New Egg, bad boy.

Other Thoughts: Farewell socket 1156, we hardley knew ye.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/27/2013 8:27:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Great Mobo. Came packaged well and work straight out the box on start-up. First Newegg purchase was definitely a winner for me.

Cons: Ram Slots only except 4GB a piece, but i don't need more than 16 GB anyway.

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  • Layne H.
  • 6/6/2013 4:03:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: I use it for a mid-level workstation, and some gaming. I've had one running over 2 years now. I got a little over zealous blowing it out one time and shorted the mb, couldn't wait for a rma (office work machine), ordered a new board installed and Win 7 fired right up like it didn't even know the difference.

Cons: 16 gigs of ram, only an issue if I have PS, Maya, Blender, Mudbox and 3DS Max open at once and that so rarely happens

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  • john b.
  • 5/3/2013 1:52:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoa

Pros: shiny gold box

Cons: does not work

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  • Anthony J.
  • 3/4/2013 6:49:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReliability in a world without

Pros: Amazing overclocker, one of the most stable boards I've worked with. TONS of BIOS options. Has all solid cap's and is basically build for reliability and longevity, even under extreme conditions.

Cons: Not much support. Manual is loose English translation. Has POST codes appear that aren't even in the manual or have any documentation anywhere.

Other Thoughts: LOVE THIS BOARD. I have run it 24/7 for the past two years with an i7 850 continuously overclocked to a hair below 4GHz and memory to match. Can't believe this board is still for sale! Doesn't have sata 6 or USB 3 as some have said, but man, if you can run without needing those and want some serious speed AND reliability for years to come then there's no reason you shouldn't get this.

Sidenote, this board has eSATA ports in the back and they won't work unless you have your drives in AHCI, obvious I know but still I overlooked this. Just make sure that if you install win 7 or 8 you have it in this mode BEFORE install or you will have to do a little registry hack for it to boot back up. I believe that Vista and earlier you have to specify an AHCI driver at install anyway so there's no way around it. This board has the Jmicron JMB36X controller so just make sure you have that driver before install.

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  • Mark S.
  • 2/25/2013 6:58:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Has a nice LED read out on the board to tell you error codes.

Cons: Error code was d0 and after some searching found it to be a DOA part

Other Thoughts: Sending it back in the morning, hopefully newegg replaces the part =D

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  • Justin S.
  • 1/23/2013 6:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHappy so far

Pros: Haven't had long enough yet

Cons: Haven't had long enough yet

Other Thoughts: Ordered 2 other MB on other websites. Both came defective out of box. The packaging for them was horrible and sellers did not seem to care at all about the product or there names. I bought this MB this past weekend and installed yesterday and has ran great thus far and I had 0 issues with boot or install. Packaging was wonderful and arrived in very timely manner. LOVE YOU NEWEGG XOXO.

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  • Michael B.
  • 1/7/2013 8:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: POST and BOOT first try. No issues. MoBo shipped with latest bios. Overclocks well.

Cons: Overclocking can be alittle frustrating on this board. But once you figure it out its a champ.

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