Works great with AMD Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition (BE)
Kilgore Gagarin "Those who believe in telekin..., Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: I got this motherboard in order to build my own Ubuntu Linux box using the AMD Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition 3.2 GHz CPU. It was only AFTER I installed CPU in motherboard (and it worked perfectly without a hitch) that I found out that the CPU could be unlocked, i.e., upgraded from a dual core to a quad core CPU.
Summary: I received a defective motherboard with only one of the two memory slots working. When a stick of good memory was placed in the second slot the board will not boot. This is not an uncommon problem if you look at other sites around the web that sell this board. I should have stuck with an ASUS board or a GIGABYTE board which have never given me any problems with defective boards out of the box.
Excerpt: Good looking board, Has core unlocking feature, Makes use of DDR3 RAM, Decent enough on board video with DVI, Solid caps for CPU VRM, Price (got it for free of charge with AMD CPU at MC), good functionality general with no troubles so far. Requirements additional SATA and USB ports (the 760G멞 chipset supports 2 far more SATA and four far more USB), quick one PCI/PCI-E x1 slot (micro ATX supports four slots, this one has three total), no eggs taken off due to price tag I...
Excerpt: Compact; Inexpensive; Core unlock operates often. I've had a number of issues with this board. With my initially board, I could get the cores to unlock, but this triggered S3 sleep mode to cease operating. I got a replacement board and now when I allow core unlocking, the laptop will not boot. Mind you, this is the very same CPU that I was in a position to unlock with my original A780L3G board.
Excerpt: A decent motherboard that does it's job, CAN have attitude with booting up when you're tweaking though. (Unlocking cores primarily), And have to flip the P.S. off/on and fire her back up until she boots. COULDN'T Unlock the fourth core on my AMD Athlon II x3... It was disappointing but i nonetheless got a decent machine out of it! Good size, On board DVI, I like. Don't get it devoid of ATLEAST getting a low-cost Video Card even though.. Please.
Excerpt: Onboard everything... inexpensive price tag... DDR3. Obtaining ati2dvag errors. Uninstalled all ATI drivers and reinstalled from disc. Biostar site doesn't even have the ATI drivers for this board. Installed most current ATI drivers on ATI site. All to no avail. Will probably be RMAing this within a handful of days unless I'm unable to resolve, which at this point looks doubtful. May be my final Biostar board.
Excerpt: Great motherboard for the income. Is not compatible with my AMD Phenom II X4 945 125w processor. Be cautious when acquiring this. On the specifics web page it says it is compatible with Phenom II X4's and max tdp at 125w, which I identified to be untrue.
Excerpt: Seems stable (BUT, had BSOD with ati2davg error prior to enabling Cool'n'Quiet by also updating AMD processor driver in Windows XP; ati2dvag error is a frequent issue with AMD/ATI items from all vendors, it is not necessarily Biostar's fault). Has BIOS bug that causes program to fail to go from Standby to Hibernate. I have Windows XP. You can see the challenge if you go to Energy Possibilities, change Method standby to 1 min, and System hibernates to two min.