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Biostar TA890GXB
5.6 out of 10

Biostar TA890GXB

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Reviews and Problems with Biostar TA890GXB

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Overall 4
4.0

Had 2 die on me

thomas g., Newegg
19 August 2015
  • Pros: Worked for a while.
  • Cons: I had 2 of these go bad on me.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Anonymous, Newegg
3 December 2012
Overall 10
10

Terrible mother board

Edwin G., Newegg
25 September 2012
  • Pros: NONE!
  • Cons: Terrible motherboard. Had many issues with this mother board from BSOD to artifact shut downs to restarts to not being able to see anything on start up after finally testing all hardware deleting hard ware updating drivers and everything that can be done it has finally been determined that it was...
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Overall 2
2.0

complete garbage

Anonymous, Newegg
27 August 2012
  • Summary: Want my money back but I'm afraid that will never happen. I thought I would stick with the board and hoped for a fix. Never happened. No updates from BioStar. Just claims that I shouldn't be having these types of problems.
  • Pros: Was cheap
  • Cons: Constantly has issues starting. It is as if it forgets that it has CMOS. Most times it doesn't even post. If it does post it has some sort of critical error and can't continue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horribly unstable board

Douglas S., Newegg
19 July 2012
  • Pros: Price, if that is actually a pro.
  • Cons: Unstable from day one. CPU, Memory, Video card, PSU have all been tested and are working fine. I built this system last year before I left town. I managed to get an RMA done within the warranty period. Then I got back home around Thanksgiving to put the new board in and try again. It still has th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Way Over Rated

Rian M., Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: This review is for the Full atx format. (which isn't available on newegg anymore but this is essentially the same board with one less pci-slot) Rest of the build: OCZ 64GB SSD (master) Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1.5TB HD (slave) Nvidia 460 Fermi 1 GB DDR3 AMD Thubian 1100t Corsair Dominator 16GB at...
  • Pros: The motherboard layout is decent. Everything fit without too much trouble.
  • Cons: This board has constant power issues. My friend and I both bought nearly identical parts to build a new pc about a year ago and we are both having identical issues with the board. The board will not wake up from sleep about 25% of the time is you walk away from it. Also on occasion the screen wil...
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Overall 2
2.0

GET A DIFFERENT BOARD!

JANELLE I., Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Pros: When it works, it does the job.
  • Cons: Board has broken twice now. I first thought it was the hard drive, went to pull it to diagnose and the system started freezing at boot... it wasn't the hard drive. Diagnosed it down to the motherboard/ram/cpu. Ram tested fine in another machine and so did CPU. Mobo.... Called BIOStar, they had me...
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great at first....

Daren S., Newegg
9 January 2012
  • Pros: Easy core unlock and good o/c tools, 4 ram slots, SATA III, nice color scheme, onboard video
  • Cons: Picked up this board on Black Friday a year ago. Board was great for a few months, then started having stability problems that I tracked down to the sadly inadequate northbridge heatsink. I pointed a fan at the heatsink and got a few more months out of it. A month ago, it stopped POSTing and won'...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tracy T., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: The first thing to note about this board is that it is not designed nor is it marketed to the high end enthusiast or pc gamers. It is a budget board and a hell of a good one. It has a nice red and silver theme with a soft grey and black PCB. There are 4 DDR3 dual channel (1600mhz max) ram slots.
  • Pros: Supports up to 16Gb of ram Nice color scheme Onboard video Supports raid 0/1/5/10 Has a PS2 port
  • Cons: CHEAP heatsink on the Northbridge. (Can run at 55c+ if no direct airflow on the heatsink) Only 1 PCI-E 2.0 slot (They could have fit 2 IMO) This board overvolts the cpu by up to 0.1v when you start overclocking regardless of whether or not it needs the power.
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Overall 10
10

perfect

All F., Newegg
4 November 2011
  • Summary: does it all fast enough.
  • Pros: unlocked AMD 2 to 4cores! @3.2mhz MSI 6870 runs anything maxed out no lag 850Watt PS 8 GIGS ADATA RAm LianLi case 2 HDS
  • Cons: no PCiE slot for Revo Drive
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