Summary: My first TA75M+ ran fine for a solid 1 year or so without any issues before I accidentally shorted the board it by not seeing a loose screw left in the case. I ordered another TA75M+ after having a good record with the first board and there's where the trouble started. Maybe 3 months into having the board, it started randomly shutting down and USB ports only worked intermittenly. I checked all drivers, etc and found no problems.
Summary: I feel as if the big company just stabbed me in the back. Sent out the rebate and waited for 6 months to find out I didn’t write the rebate code on the back of the envelope with that I was rejected the $15. It wasn’t that the mother board was a part of a combo deal, but I at one time liked the company. With this little shortfall with Biostar, I will never support this company or recommend upgrading any computer with this company’s produces.
Pros: A75 chipset, SATA III and USB 3.0
Cons: The BIOS is not that great, provided software doen't work all the time, and the User's manual is a waist.
Summary: For the most part, it works. But now I can't have dual monitor setup because of obvious DVI port issues with this motherboard. Will be getting another GPU for dual GPU setup. I'd buy something else next time.
Pros: Not expensive. 6 sata ports. DVI and VGA ports. Nice BIOS interface.
Cons: DVI port failed twice, within 1 month (RMA) and 7 months of ownership. Fakeraid does not work with Linux.
Summary: Don't just don't, this mb isn't worth the effort imo, I would not advise anyone buy this particular TA75M+ motherboard. Not enough added connectivity options to make it worth the price when compared to what spending $10 more will get you. So it goes for the full ATX version as well as they are the same essentially. Had nothing but issues so far, last Biostar mb I used was a 965 chipset sckt 775, guess I was wrong to try them again. Simply a pass.
Pros: it can turn on with an A8-3870K at least?
Cons: Bios will not update through afudos, Tbios updater, F12Bio-flasher etc. But just froze and never erased on all 20 tries so no brick. Bios is from 6/17/11 so it was launch bios, using 3870K and no where does Biostar advise having to have or buy another low end APU just to flash bios, bravo on support there Biostar. Any thing having to do with editing anything on the UEFI chip causes a freeze instantly including the BIOScreen application. Read another review stating sam...
Summary: The RTL8111E pci-express NIC supports Wake-On LAN according to Realtek's product page, but the option is not present anywhere in the UEFI BIOS. To make a motherboard these days without RAID 5 or WOL support just blows my mind. I can sacrifice a few TB of storage and run RAID 10, but sadly I can't live without WOL. As usual, NewEgg rocks! I expect I'll have no problem returning this for a replacement.
Pros: Everything you'd expect from a standard FM1 Llano-compatible motherboard. Very stable, but I haven't touched overclocking yet.
Cons: No RAID 5 on any FM1 motherboards, but this motherboard includes the option in the BIOS, which locks up the board and forces a CMOS reset. Very bizarre. No Wake-On LAN support, which makes this board absolutely useless for a file-server. BIOS does not display correctly through the HDMI port. Terrible out-of-the-box overclocking support, but BIOS updates are forthcoming.