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Biostar TA790GX A3+
5.3 out of 10

Biostar TA790GX A3+

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Reviews and Problems with Biostar TA790GX A3+

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Overall 6
6.0

ok board

Anthony P., Newegg
9 January 2012
  • Pros: very good price from f-rys and was good and lasted longer then my last board GIGABYTE and was DOA 6 time from factory......
  • Cons: overclock didn't work at all but over all board was good
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Overall 10
10

Excelent MoBo

Matthew S., Newegg
19 July 2011
  • Summary: Good investment and long lasting.
  • Pros: Cheap amazing board that I use for Gaming and video editing
  • Cons: None that I can think of....
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy if you want RAID in Windows 7

Richard W., Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Pros: Not many.
  • Cons: I bought this board for RAID 5 support. I have tried everything that I know to get it to work with Windows 7 - 64 bit with no luck. I have to run a lower resolution because of the right-side, red-bar that the ATI video controller produces at higher resolution (I should have known better to buy an...
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Overall 10
10

Nice Board

Robert K., Newegg
1 March 2010
  • Summary: My Build: Coolermaster HAF 922 Biostar TA790GX A3+ AMG Phenom II 965 Blk. Edition 3.4 GHZ Corsair 750 Watt Professional Modular P/S Hitachi HD3 31000 1TB Hard Drive (2) Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2 Memory 2 x 2GB Modules HP DVD Writer 1270i (2) Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 Graphic Card Windows 7 Prof. 64 Bit
  • Pros: This is my first build, was concerned when I saw some of the reviews on this board. However, things went great, just took my time, did lots of research on all products, made sure I was grounded when handling all items of build. Board posted up 1st time, Windows 7 Prof. 64 bit installed without a ...
  • Cons: Absolutely none!
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

Anonymous, Newegg
16 February 2010
  • Summary: People have bad mouthed these boards, but I've had good luck and long time use.
  • Pros: This is 3rd Biostar board I've used in my builds. All working great. 2 plus years. Nice layout and easy to put together. Manual easy to understand, good software. Doesn't support Nvida SLI, but I didn't care. Has HDMI on board, but I haven't tried yet.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

bad motherboard, bad service

Yihong K., Newegg
2 February 2010
  • Summary: Receiving a bad motherboard is unfortunate, because nobody can make things perfect. However, the bad service is unacceptable. Don't buy a motherboard from such a company with bad quality and service.
  • Pros: Looks good, has everything I need except SPDIF port.
  • Cons: Very angry. I got a bad motherboard, which made the system unstable and restart randomly. At first, I though that it was just incompatible with the memory, so I bought another set of memory. However, the problem still existed. Then, I requested RMA, which it the slowest RMA I ever had. It took me...
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Overall 10
10

Worked without a hitch

Anonymous, Newegg
30 January 2010
  • Pros: Everything plugged in easy and it fired right up. One thing to remember is this board does not support SLI and the RAM is 1333. My spec: Antec 1200 case BIOSTAR TForce TA790GX Antec Signature 650w power supply Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB internal HD AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edit...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty decent board

Christophe B., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: Before you low-egg this MB, give it a chance & make sure the BIOS settings are correct (and don't ever use the drivers that come on the CD! Windows 7 will load its own!). One reviewer said his keyboard won't work. He didn't say if it was a PS/2 or a USB.
  • Pros: Inexpensive (Got it for free, basically! Got a great deal at Fry's: $178 combo deal for a Phenom II x4 965 BE and this MB!). Nice SATA cables. The stock CPU fan is *not* noisy despite what some peeps say (you can adjust how aggressively the fan spins in the BIOS). Runs Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (...
  • Cons: Thin PCB (not a big con). BIOS documentation weak (big con, in my book). Stock BIOS had "SYS TEMP", but upon upgrading to the latest BIOS version, "SYS TEMP" got removed :( For this board, I think SYS TEMP is the temp of the South(or North?)Bridge chip. This chip was SCREAMING hot to the touch up...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy if your trying to install Win 7

Michael N., Newegg
26 January 2010
  • Summary: I tried everything I could to install Win 7. It gets to a point and looks like it is going to work and then will reboot and you get the screen telling you that it shutdown unexpectedly. I'm waiting for an nVidia chipset motherboard from Newegg to replace this one.
  • Pros: I liked the SATA click connectors that came with the SATA cables. Lots of features but won't be able to use them unless I want to keep using Vista.
  • Cons: Would have been a great motherboard but I didn't know at the time the issues with the 790GX chipset drivers and Win 7. I was able to install Vista Ultimate on it and even tried the upgrade to Win 7 no avail. Even the compatibility check within Win 7 will state to remove the Catalyst drivers befor...
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Overall 4
4.0

Additional Comments that may help

James J., Newegg
15 January 2010
  • Summary: Great value if you don't plan to install WIndows 7
  • Pros: Motherboard can load and run, Vista x64 Ultimate, 2008 Server SP2 Enterprise x64, 2008R2 Server Enterprise x64. I have been in IT support for over 25 years and I have an MSDN subscription
  • Cons: It will not load Windows 7 Ultimate x64, generates a service failled to start error and the install which is mostly complete fails. I will be returning the board and purchasing an M4A79T Deluxe
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