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BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It was priced well.

Cons: This motherboard currently cannot correctly overclock Ivy Bridge processors. I have a 3570K and the highest I can set the multiplier in BIOS is 38 (it should be 50); it's a known issue with other Z68 motherboards but those manufacturers have promised BIOS updates to fix it, Biostar support hasn't even responded to me.

The on-board LAN doesn't work at all. Windows says the device "cannot start".

The TOverclocker utility does not work with this motherboard. A website that reviewed this motherboard had the same problem; the program starts, and then immediately closes.

Other Thoughts: Even though mine came with a sticker that said "ready for 22nm CPUs" which the Biostar support rep told me meant it had updated BIOS, it did not have updated BIOS. After updating BIOS it supports the 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs but not the overclocking of them as previously stated.

I hate posting an all negative review but I feel that people should be warned about this motherboard's issues.


Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Spend the extra money and buy one with an upgraded heatsink design, I really wish I had.

My case is an Antec Nine Hundred and it's very well ventilated, free of dust, etc. My house is air conditioned 24/7 and when idle the motherboard temperature sensor is 26-27 C with it barely going above 30 under load.


Chris F.'s Profile

Display Name: Chris F.

Date Joined: 12/12/04

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 04/20/12
  • Last Review: 05/06/12
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