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BIOSTAR 945GC-M4 478 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel 945GC
  • Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D Processor
  • DDR2 533/667
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Ronald M.
  • 4/2/2011 4:55:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBad Deal

Pros: None

Cons: No Back Plate hard to find one. nothing but board in box Don't think will not ever buy from here again expecially when pic shows accessories that were missing.

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  • Steddman B.
  • 3/23/2011 10:32:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: DOA

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Tested at all available shops and other hardware. Rotten eggs oh replaced with fox mobo

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  • Wayne W.
  • 3/10/2011 11:36:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood board, No problems!!!

Pros: Works as advertised, fired up with ease.

Cons: Bought Open Box item, does not include backplate. Backplate inputs non standard. Cannot use any other backplates lying around. Biostar wants $12 to ship one to me. I said no thanks!!!!

Other Thoughts: How do MB companies expect you to use any boards w/o backplate especially when cut outs are non - standard...Stupid packaging!!!

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  • Eric B.
  • 3/8/2011 2:39:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNeed A Video card ASAP!!!

Pros: its a good bord 4 what im usein it for like music cause i make music. the sound card is great

Cons: cant use my geforce 8400 video card if u find 1 i can use plzzz email me the_dj_young_k@yahoo.com

Other Thoughts: great but i need a video card sumthing atleast 128mb

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  • Pam T.
  • 2/24/2011 11:17:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal

Pros: Cheap way to get more life out of the P4, supports 4gb of ram despite what newegg says

Cons: none I can see considering price

Other Thoughts: PCI-E is great, really sped up my machine allot. fixed the problems I was having with magic Jack voip. 5 months now and I just ordered another one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2011 1:29:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board... going on 6 months

Pros: Cheap, SATA2, DDR2, Decent Layout

Cons: Wish the BIOS supported more CPU's.

Other Thoughts: I have two of these. Both bought as "open box" buys. One is running a 3.0 Ghz Prescott processor and the other one has a 3.06 Ghz Northwood.

I have also used a 2.8 Ghz processor I have laying around. (My 3.2 Ghz Prescott exceeds the power limit :( )

I have been using Ubuntu and have not had any sort of hardware/driver related support issues.

Really glad I was able to breath a little extra life into a couple old computers.

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  • Eric M.
  • 1/14/2011 7:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsreasonable upgrade replacement 478 p4.

Pros: takes faster low price ddr2 ram. latest chipset. very fast.
asrock makes a similar board with better cpu support.
functions with old 20 or 24 pin power supply.
supports standard power, reset switches and lights. -my case did not. bought front wiring from auction site and soldered and hot glued it. good for environment keeps old case away from trash or landfill.

Cons: does not support lot of p4 processors.
old ram ddr1 does not fit. some times bios updates are limited.

Other Thoughts: runs win7 99.99% great. win speed test fails. no errors in device manager.
make sure your cpu is supported on web site of biostar.
my similar cpu does not function. not on cpu support bios list.
I am very pleased with this board. suggestion buy copper heat sink fan pipe with 80mm or larger fan. old p4 fans scream. quiet thermaltake tr2-m12. it also cools chipset.

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  • Phillip K.
  • 1/13/2011 7:04:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good board for the price, easy to setup, DDR2 & PCI-e support

Cons: - Does not support P4's with a TDP over 95w
- Can't overclock

Other Thoughts: My system:
- P4 3.2Ghz Prescott 800Mhz FSB 1MB L2 cache w/ HT
- PNY 2GB DDR2 667
- Galaxy Geforce 210 512MB RAM
- Samsung Syncmaster 2494LW @ 1920x1080
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

My chip actually exceeds the max watts, which the computer will let you know after POST. The message is easily bypassed by pressing F10. On average, the CPU runs 41-44C idle and gets up to 60-65C on a load. Other than my CPU not officially being supported, this board has been good. Recommend to those who have an old P4, but not ready to throw away just yet.

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  • Thomas D.
  • 1/12/2011 6:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 out of 3 D.O.A.

Pros: They still make Socket 478 boards

After 3 boards, I finally got one that works

Cons: They still make Socket 478 boards

It took a month and a half to get a working board. I will never buy another one of these again. In fact I purchased a used one at an Auction site to do the repair. Now I am stuck with this thing sitting on the shelf. I lost money because of the non existent quality control and painfully slow RMA and shipping process across the country from east coast to west coast.

Other Thoughts: If I could give these boards a negative 5 I would. While NewEgg did eventually get me a working board, I give them a ZERO as well for selling such garbage and making me wait over a month to get this transaction right.

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  • Ernest K.
  • 1/5/2011 9:48:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTake a chance

Pros: This is the only choice newegg has for a Socket 478. If you have an old p4 and want to breath a little life into it this is it. Also has PCI Express, which is a nice plus.

Cons: 1st board was DoA and drove me nuts, 2nd board worked fine once I got a few driver issues sorted out.

Other Thoughts: Its not a bad board, but getting a DoA board the 1st time gave me a bad feeling about Biostar.

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