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Item#: N82E16813138160

BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P55
  • Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)
  • DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600(OC)/1866(OC)/2000(OC)
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Learn more about the Biostar T5 XE



Supported CPU

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


Intel P55


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600(OC)/1866(OC)/2000(OC)
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16, x4)
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC888
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB header (support 4 ports)
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
2 x System FAN Header
1 x Serial Header

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12" x 8.66"
Power Pin
24 Pin


4+2 phase power design
Support ATI CrossfireX technology
100% X.D.C Japanese solid capacitor
Clean-Tone2 Audio Technology
Toverclocker UTILITY
GPU (Green Power Utility) for Dynamic CPU power consumption control


Package Contents
BIOSTAR T5 XE Motherboard
3 x SATA Cable
1 x SATA Power Cable
1 x I/O Shield
1 x CD Driver
1 x User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Biostar T5 XE

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  • martin v.
  • 2/12/2013 10:33:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice board

Pros: Everything is clearly marked, and worked 100% with my new ATX case. There are lots of USB ports, and the included screws & cables were a plus. It shows the Chinese character "chao" 超 meaning super at boot :)

Cons: Nothing yet, one of the usb sets of pins was bent, but other than that it was tip top.

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  • Patrick G.
  • 12/3/2012 2:49:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust got it

Pros: Everything looks fine, motherboard looks very nice.

Cons: Box was beat up and CD was a little bit scratched not sure if it was a used one :\

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  • Zac L.
  • 11/24/2012 11:59:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Mobo

Pros: Its a great mother motherboard. The bios has to get all your stuff installed on it so it will take a long time to get it ready but its still very nice. It can hold 4 dims witch make it it very nice and the fact that IT CAN DO SLI but thats acourding to biostars web sight.

Cons: None realy very nice board.

Other Thoughts: Thing about this mobo is to have your date and time set right when you install windows or windows will give you pain.

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  • Jezreen C.
  • 11/1/2012 6:32:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdied after a few weeks

Pros: works good for everyday gaming, fast boot, and response everything is on average speed.. but it died,, :(

Cons: none actually i was happy owning this cheap baby,,,

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry to hear of your troubles, should you have any questions of technical or warranty support, please don't hesitate to contact Biostar at 626-581-1055 menu 2 or email

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  • Nicholas A.
  • 8/28/2012 10:32:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Priced averagely, not cosmetically unpleasing, plenty of compatibility.

Cons: I told a client to order this board for a custom PC build. It was defective on arrival. Twice. I'm telling them to return it and get a Gigabyte brand board instead.

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  • Denise S.
  • 5/20/2012 12:29:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This board was purchased to replace the Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 in my 2010 build. The LAN and audio chipsets failed on that board due to a power surge through the phone line (which was unprotected) caused by a lightening strike, and six months later (now) the I/O controller failed. I chose this Biostar board because it has the features I needed, and the phaseout of the 1156 socket means there aren't many boards to choose from. My computer works just as well as it ever did after installing this board. I had no installation problems using all the other components from my original build. It booted up the first time with no issues and I went right back to playing (It's my gaming computer).

Cons: None so far. I've only had it 2 days.

Other Thoughts: The CPU power connector on this board is only 4 pin, so I had to seperate the 8 pin connector on my power supply into its 2 halves, but that's not a problem, just thought I'd mention it.

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  • Michael O.
  • 4/2/2011 4:08:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good.

Pros: Not a problem since putting it together. I basically bought a majority of my components currently being used all at once. I put the entire thing together in a few hours. Haven't tried overclocking yet, but at factory settings everything has run perfectly for almost a month.

Outside of a small amount of building issues, I've had absolutely no issues with this motherboard. Not even a DOA (Which I hear has been happening a lot with NewEgg in general in terms of motherboards, so I'm happy there).

Cons: The board screw-ed (Seriously, nothing obscene there Newegg) into my case a little tight on the back end. I haven't put a computer together in some time, so it could be normal at this point, or it could also just be the case I purchased. Because it was so tight, it was a little difficult to securely get in my Graphics Card without scraping the edges of the motherboard. They only give you 3 mounting screws, which is half the screw holes in the board itself, I thought that was pretty stupid. Either give them all or none, not half. Didn't have the time or the energy to go out and get more so it's secure on three, but still a little annoying that they did that.

Other Thoughts: I'm going to attempt overclocking soon. I have no idea what I'm doing in that regard though so I may end up destroying the board >_>

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  • Damian G.
  • 3/12/2011 11:00:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNO SLI!

Pros: I got this thing for $85 on sale so it was a great deal. Has 2 PCIx slots so that you can run one graphics card and another for PhysX or CrossFire.

Cons: DOES NOT SUPPORT SLI! Don't say that it does.

Other Thoughts: According to the description this device supports CrossFireX, but says nothing about SLI. Multiple Reviewers posted that it supports SLI so I got this board to do SLI later on. I got a second 9600GT now to run SLI but can't because this board REALLY ONLY supports CrossFireX, not SLI. I did some research and found that BIOSTAR offers another model, BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI, which does support both CrossFireX and SLI. This, however, is NOT that model. Please, do not buy this product if you intend on using SLI in the future. If you want to run a single Nvidia card or one main card with a PhysX card than this is a decent board. I have had this board since November 2009 and it has worked well. Very disappointed that I can't use SLI. Took off an Egg for no SLI.

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  • Michael R.
  • 7/3/2010 5:38:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great ho problems had since feb this year

Cons: if it has a rebate you will never get it still waiting

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  • Robert C.
  • 5/28/2010 9:41:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent motherboard, period.

Pros: Low price, good reliability. Features are excellent, and all that I could need in a motherboard. I have 8 GB DDR3, 2 Radeon 4870s in Crossfire and an i7 860. I bought it all and put it together when Windows 7 came out in November, and I have had zero problems with it since. I have always had good luck with Biostar, and this motherboard is freaking awesome.

Cons: Not many PCI slots for additional expansion, and it can be rather cramped if you have two video cards (as I do, in Crossfire). But that's not really a big deal.

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