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BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs 2 Dead RAM slots and failure to read video card 03/15/2014

This review is from: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: It didn't die on me while I've had it.

Cons: It came time to upgrade my video card, so I went and bought a EVGA Gerforce GTX 660 SC to upgrade from my older 2009 model AMD card and to a pleasant surprise after following all the correct steps in replacing video cards, was hit with a truckload of POST codes and errors such as "AE" which I heard has something to do with boot order and not a video card so the code I got didn't make sense. So I gave up on the card after browsing forums upon forums to see what was up. Saw a few people run into the same exact problem and that this mobo "doesn't play nice with EVGA/ Nvidia cards." Gave that adventure up was upset to see the card actually worked in my friends PC (troubleshot the issue in every manner, power, connectors, drivers, BIOS settings, you name it!)........I then moved on to the RAM.....G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB x 4 sticks to at least upgrade my RAM which I already had 2 of them in there, added the 2 new RAM modules and boom POST code 55, browsed the issue and found that no one ever solved the mystery of POST code 55. Turned out my B RAM slots wouldn't read RAM in any configuration, if there was RAM in the B slots it was not going to boot. So it seems only half of my motherboard actually works so I went ahead and ordered a new one. I'm really disappointed in this board because it did not let me down at one time, it waited till I bought new parts then told me to screw off.

Other Thoughts: I've tried everything you can do to a motherboard that is not taking it out and soldering capacitors yourself on it. Its a no go, can not recommend it.

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Display Name: James H.

Date Joined: 12/02/13

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