Pros: Running dual boot OS Win Vista / Linux Mint 13
I have tested this system under Linux (Mint 13 all GUI"s 64 bit with no driver issues AMD & Biostar have done a good job with Linux driver support I am also pleased with the overall Windows Vista system performance Running games perfect
WOW Nice for the price!
Cons: Need to update Bios to fix CPU fan issue
Overall Review: Running dual boot OS Win Vista / Linux Mint 13
CPU: AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Pros: USB 3.0, socket AM2, 6 SATA ports. Works great with A6-5400K
Cons: Came with bad, but slightly working, SATA cable (Drive shows up in BIOS but OS could not recognize it). Led me down a wild goose chase thinking it was something else.
Pros: Minus the confusion, this board is worth 5 eggs, high quality board, lots of sata6 and usb3 for the price i would say its worth more, considering what it can do. I can play almost anything on this system, with built in graphics on the cpu.
Cons: The Manual is not very detailed, like for instance, does not mention what ports to plug your ssd drive into, PORT 5-6 do not seem to support AHCI mode where as PORT 1-4 Do.
I NOTICED the difference right-away.
Overall Review: Make sure you have the DVD and the Hard-drive or Solid State drive in ports 1 through 4, NOT port 5 and 6 these seem to limit the drives speed by a huge amount? by at least 200 mb/s. by changing the sata cables to port 1-2 it was amazing speed.
Pros: This board started right up with no problems. I like the 4 pin 12v power connector for compatibility with older power supply. My ANTEC 350w had no trouble with this A10/MB combo. I had a small problem with CPU fan running full RPM after s3 standby resume, and Biostar responded immediately via e-mail and within days with a bios patch. Great service!
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I really like this combo. I upgraded an old XP MCE HTPC using the old case and hard drive for about $200 including 8GB 1866 ram and the new Trinity A10 CPU. The benchmark on that CPU is incredible for the money (somewhere between i5 and i7). The APU 7660D graphics are great for mid level gaming and the combo makes a PERFECT home theater PC.
Pros: Managed to not melt with a 5GHz a10-6800k overclock!
Managed stable performance with 2400MHz DDR3
Cons: Terrible platform even when it was new
No upgrade path other than overclocking
Overall Review: I wish the whole APU thing went better but at least we have Ryzen now.
Pros: Has Everything needed from a micro atx Bought it last year and its still running strong!
Pros: Easy installation, board looks good. Been running great for about a year now.
Cons: Only 2 memory slot and no IDE port for my dvd drive. ( Dont have a sata one )
Pros: Easy, clean installation, nice looking board; bought the combo with 2x4GB-DDR3-1866 RAM and 5800K All-in-One quad-core CPU + GPU. All went together and posted.
Cons: Will not install an operating system from USB; not from thumbdrive to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from Microsoft downloaded image, not from my USB external DVD-ROM, not from my USB external DVD-R/W, not from my USB external Blu-ray burner.
Will not boot from SATA.
Will not boot from network to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012.
Also (comparatively minor), will not run G-Skill RAM at rated 1866.
Overall Review: Bought in November 2012, still no operating system on this! Refuses to boot Linux from USB thumbdrive, and absolutely useless for the Windows 7 Ultimate I'd planned to use on this.