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Item#: N82E16813138143
BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD 790GX
  • Phenom X4 / Phenom X3 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 1066

2 out of 5 eggs Is that the black death? Nope, it's just biostar. 07/17/2009

This review is from: BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros:

Cheap as free, after rebate and combo discount.
Works, enough.
Forced me to learn how to speak broken English.

Cons:

When I first got the board installed, I immediately ran into an error. According to the light code, one of my RAM modules wasn't working. However, after fiddling around with it, and moving my RAM, I no longer got this error.
After that, it wouldn't allow me to boot a single thing.
Cue more bios fiddling.
The next issue was that windows couldn't see I had a video device installed. This is when i called Biostar tech support (and was forced to learn broken English).
Biostar blamed it on EVGA (WRONG. it was a switch in the bios).

Other Thoughts:

I got everything fixed, and now it works fine, but imho, the fiddling I had to do (over 15 hours worth) was nowhere near the free mobo.

If you see it being offered as a combo deal again, steer clear! Invest money in a decent board, you'll be happy you did.

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  • Kevin E.
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