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Item#: N82E16813138361

BIOSTAR A75MG FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
  • A4 / A6 / A8 / E2 APU
  • DDR3 1866/1600
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Liam J.
  • 3/2/2014 4:05:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect for a compact gaming/#crunching rig

Pros: Cheep, reliable, Current(USB3.0,decient bus-speed,SATAIII etc) Very minor quirks all resolved with proper drivers/firmware changes.

Cons: biggest con here is that two of four SATA ports cannot be used in conjunction with a large video card UNLESS you buy a special low profile/right angle SATA cable, It's an easy fix and the only reason I consider it a con at all is because its rather ridiculous that they didn't relocate them a few millimeters further down, and it only has 2 ram slots... but i knew that from the description.

Other Thoughts: people please update your firmware and download all drivers directly from BioStar! that solves over 95% of the problems iv read about here alone. never install drivers supplied on a dusty cd or assume windows chose the right ones. even if you buy a video card that's only been available to the public for 3 weeks... chances are those drivers are already out of date.

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  • Randall C.
  • 12/21/2013 6:31:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

Pros: Price(Got this free with a A8-3850 bundle)
Good BIOS features(Not for avid overclockers but it holding a nice overclock for 3 months-check other thoughts)
Amazing Power/Performance per Watt/Price

Cons: no heatsinks(added my own by using some left over VRAM chipset heatsinks)
Mid-range NIC and Audio chip(Not really a con but its not the greatest if your use to using sound cards or decent intergrated Audio chips)

Other Thoughts: Ok i bought this cause we bought a HP slimline system for $20 bucks and I snagged this from newegg with an A8-3850 for $100 and have loved it since and is making an amazing 720p HTPC!!! I snageed a 6670 and threw it with my old samsung 830 SSD and 2400mhz ram downclocked to 1866 8-8-8-24 and overclocked CPU 0.4 and overclocked core clock of 6670 to 876 and Memory to 1120Mhz and have ran my games and movies beautifully and I game on a 1600x900 LED Monitor that came with HP system and what amazes me more is it all running on 220w PSU and only using about 180-210W when hitting gaming loads!! AMAZING FOR PRICE PER PERFORMANCE PER WATT!!!!

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  • Cory B.
  • 12/16/2013 9:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTwo dead in under a year.

Pros: Was one of the cheapest available FM1 boards available when I first bought it.

Cons: Two failures

Other Thoughts: The first one I received died in under a month, and I RMA'd it without any hassle. The second one arrived and worked well enough, but it bricked on me today after less than a year in service. Getting power from the PSU and the fan spins up for a few seconds, but never makes it to POST before shutting down, same as what happened with the first board.

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  • Kriston R.
  • 11/16/2013 2:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast. Great value. Need to install drivers.

Pros: Fast memory path (Win7 score of 7.4).
Graphics score of 6.6 Desktop and 6.6 Gaming if your memory is 7.4 or better.
Internal USB 3.0 headers for front USB 3.0 ports.
Four SATA 3 ports and built-in RAID.
Headers for printer and COM ports for the nostalgic.
Built-in, automatic overclocking feature is interesting.
DVI and VGA port for dual-monitor support.

Cons: There's no PCIe 1x slot!! This is just disappointing.
There is only one PCI slot. That's just silly when there's no PCIe 1x slot.
The ethernet port does not work without drivers (which don't come with Windows 7).
The USB 3.0 ports (the top two blue ones) do not work without drivers (which don't come with Windows 7), so don't forget you can't use these for mouse/keyboard during OS installation. I think they should be the bottom ones so we don't forget this every time we install.
Like most boards like this, the southbridge gets terribly hot.
Graphics drivers are best obtained from AMD, but the rest of the drivers have to be installed from the DVD or downloaded from Biostar for best performance. Windows Update doesn't have them.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if the DVI port is dual or not, so triple-screen AMD/ATI EyeFinity or dual-DVI is probably not possible without an add-on card.

Attention Biostar: Drivers should be submitted to and kept updated at the Windows WHQL so they are installed using Windows Update, not on pack-in DVDs.

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  • Ian W.
  • 10/30/2013 12:20:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunctional and Cheap

Pros: CHEEEEEAAAP! Which in this case is a good thing considering the age and the happenings with fm2+ being released soon. I built my girlfriend a computer for $200 TOTAL which included a combo deal back when RAM prices where in their golden days. She got this mobo, 8gb of ddr3 1600 and an a4-3400 for less than $130 iirc. Then add on a refurbished coolermaster htpc case purchased locally for $30 with a psu and a WD 1 TB green drive. Add some linux sauce and poof, she was up and running. Solid for over a year and no complaints driving a 40+ inch television as a primary monitor non the less.

Cons: There really wasn't anything that went wrong with the install. Everything was functional though I wish now I had waited and set my girlfriend up with an fm2 rig which was released maybe a week before I bought this.

Other Thoughts: If you need a cheap computer that will handle 90% of your daily needs, this is a viable candidate for the backbone of that system. Though reading some of the other reviews it seems they can be hit or miss. Also worth considering that some people don't take precaution against static or are novices in general to the computer assembly game :D

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  • David E.
  • 9/8/2013 12:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEven a real brick serves a purpose

Pros: None that I experienced

Cons: First was mortally wounded on arrival. Attempted to POST once and never did. Video signal lost in mid post so I don't know if it actually finished. Switched out Power supply, monitor, nothing. RMA'd it, Newegg was great, and received an even worse MB that was in fact DOA.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this product. I am RMA'ing this latest brick but have little hopes as I went out of town the day I received the 2nd board and I may be out of my window.

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  • gerry c.
  • 9/6/2013 4:17:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away

Pros: It was cheap, and had usb 3.0

Cons: It died after a week. It won't even power up to post.

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  • Hunter T.
  • 8/29/2013 10:56:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board For The Price!

Pros: Great board, USB 3.0, INCREDIBLY easy BIOS for overclocking, has the ability for dedicated and integrated GPU combo, has VGA and DVI connectivity.

Cons: Only 4 USB ports onboard, awkward position for HD Audio Header.

Other Thoughts: Great Micro ATX Board, and gets the job done. Although, if Biostar makes another generation of the board, I hope they throw at least two more USB ports on it (2.0 or 3.0, I don't care).

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  • robert w.
  • 8/12/2013 9:17:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsto all having problems paired with a-3400

Pros: I am reading several reviews that say they sent the board back, then the next one didn't work either.. and the processor they describe using is the same one I got too, in a 'combo' kit from the egg. refer to my previous review below, by robtech. I am thinking perhaps you guys too are getting the 'kit' with the LOW VOLTAGE 1600 speed RAM? if so, keep in mind by my experiences, the board may be fine, it does NOT list being rated for 1.35v RAM. the kit comes with a stick of ballistics 1600 LV RAM. check that out. read the stick. it needs to be 1.5v RAM. the rep. from the board manufacturer, I emailed him from his posts, and he confirmed the board will not work (or work well) with 1.35v RAM.

Cons: from what I went thru, e gg wont exchange for a different product, only send you the same thing that WONT work, then told me it was up to me to know it wasn't compatible. well, you put 3 products on the same page, and called it a 'kit', so I am wrong for suspecting you knew what you were selling? was then told, we don't give technical advice or take a stance of assuring you what will work with what.... but you did, by putting 3 different manufacture's items on the same page and calling it a 'kit'!

Other Thoughts: also, there is NO description on the boards page that tells you what voltage of RAM will work. so, I could NOT have researched myself and discovered this discrepancy. but it was my fault, I should have checked is what I got..
final thoughts? board did work with different RAM, I think its working well with the right parts in it, I would recommend the board for low power needs PC builds.

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  • Frank M.
  • 8/8/2013 1:42:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Driver to install Win7?

Pros: It fit easy in my large ATX case.

Cons: Installing Windows7 will not work. I have installed around 10 computers a year. I tried Win7 32bit and 64bit - always can't advance because it ask for a DRIVER. Scanned the entire CD that came in the box and downloaded all drivers available at Biostars webpage - no success. Installation of Win7 can't advance. Looks like I have to send it back for a refund.

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