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9.1 out of 10

Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3

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Reviews and Problems with Biostar Hi-Fi A85S3

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Overall 6
6.0

Old school..

W. Lorence, Amazon
8 October 2013
  • Summary: After using a MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35 (which I highly recommend) this just seems old school. The bios is just not as user friendly as the UEFI, and I couldn't get it to run at the same efficiency as the MSI (which has a nice "Eco mode" setting in its bios). My whole purpose in upgrading my computers was to save energy. For the last 3 years I've been running a Q6600 quad core, with 2 9600 GT's, watercooled.
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

Kristi B., Newegg
21 May 2013
Overall 10
10

Great,3.0,Sata lll ,Hdmi

william g., Newegg
13 April 2013
  • Pros: Easy to install with good instructions. Sata lll 6 ports,usb 3.0, Hdmi
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Ok but...

Joseph B., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Pros: This is a good solid motherboard with great sound. It has all the newer features a modern motherboard should have such as usb3.0 and 6Gb/s sata and hdmi. However I have not had much luck with overclocking with this motherboard.
  • Cons: The overclocking features are there in the BIOS, however I can not get them to work correctly. I have disabled the throttling features such as powernow and C6 state. I can get a stable 4.3ghz overclock with the A10-5800k but under full load it will still throttle to 14x multiplier. It will also throttle with stock clocks. You would not notice this unless you have cpu-z running while running prime95. I do not believe this to be an overheating issue as temp monitoring s...
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Overall 10
10

The Perfect Motherboard!

Ed M., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Pros: Excellent, powerful sound!
  • Cons: A DVI port would be handy but , alas, HDMI is rapidly eclipsing it. They were bulky, stiff and awkward and won't be missed.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Michael T., Newegg
5 March 2013
  • Summary: After a few web searches, I found a some bios adjustment recommendations that may help others...specifically changing voltage and fan settings.
  • Pros: Easy to install, after bios adjustments runs fine.
  • Cons: Initially board had issues with shutting off while playing games (anywhere from 5-20 mins of play), when paired with AMD A10-5800K seemed to be a common issue with may reviews I've seen here or on web.
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice Sound

Shang T., Newegg
13 February 2013
  • Pros: The integrated sound is pretty awesome. You notice it immediately. It goes much louder than others.
  • Cons: not much
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Overall 10
10

Solid Board

Justin B., Newegg
2 February 2013
  • Pros: Solid board for the price. With rebate mine was under 50 bucks. Even at regular price there is no reason you should not buy any other FM2 board other than the A85.
  • Cons: I am very used to the ASUS UEFI Bios and this is not it but no need to deduct an Egg just for the looks of the bios when all of the functionality is still there
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Overall 10
10

Im Back

Victor H., Newegg
17 January 2013
  • Pros: I played around with the overclock more thoroughly, and i really get the most out of my AMD A10 5800k, i keep mine at 4.1 GHZ, and i like the RAM overclocking to 2133 MHZ.
  • Cons: The only problem i had was graphics OC. Its range for A10 is 800MHZ-2000MHZ, but pretty much everything above 1100 and it will lock up after Windows starts.
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Overall 10
10

Very impressed

Shane R., Newegg
7 January 2013
  • Pros: Seems to get the best out of an A10 Trinity proccessor. Everything is well marked. Highly recommended.
  • Cons: None
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