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Biostar TA990FXE
6.8 out of 10

Biostar TA990FXE

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Overall 10
10

Still Working Great

Leo D., Newegg
7 June 2015
  • Summary: Runs (2) Video Cards in Crossfire with ease. Drivers no longer an issue. Thought about water cooling but just can't see water inside my full size tower. Do not believe the temps will go that much lower for the cost of the upgrade and always wondering when I'll spring a leak.
  • Pros: Purchased first of three TA990FXE Ver. 5.x on 06/06/12. Ordered next (2) two weeks later. Sold one to a buddy. All 3 MB still running great. Both boards running 16GB Ram, one board is running (2) XFX 6950 GC in CF. The other is running (2) Sapphire 6970 GC in CF. They run Boinc 24/7 @ 100% CPU us...
  • Cons: None. Lacks fan controllers (3) so I installed one in the Front Panel (4)Still using Zalman CNPS9700 @ Ball CPU Coolers on both of my CPU's. Running AMD 8150 on one computer and AMD 8350 on the other. Will soon update to 32GB Memory and SSD for OS. Biostar for Life. Still have money in the bank.
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Overall 10
10

Great piece of hardware

Kimberly B., Newegg
6 March 2015
  • Summary: great baseline mobo with the 990 chipset
  • Pros: Been running this mobo since Nov 2011, not one hiccup.
  • Cons: cant upgrade my cpu beyond FX 8350
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Brandon W., Newegg
1 March 2015
  • Pros: Easy installation, both in case and of other components to it.
  • Cons: Placement of the mini PCI slot makes one need to use the lower PCI express slot for a video card.
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Overall 6
6.0

meh

William H., Newegg
2 December 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Here and There

William H., Newegg
1 December 2014
  • Summary: still chewed up skyrim in its hayday
  • Pros: It never had any problems to begin with! I was bootin into windows before the monitor turned on initially.
  • Cons: I have lots of problems lately. BIOS is the only way to fix most of em. Random crashes and a utter lack of drivers and tech support have made owning this board a hassle of late.
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy another...

Ernie C., Newegg
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Mine ate it's own BIOS chip once, but I suspect the chip was faulty. BIOSTAR sent a replacement chip (it failed within warranty), and the board booted straight away and hasn't had a problem since.
  • Pros: 990FX AM3+ 140W CPU Support Dual 16x PCI-E CFX/SLi support USB 3.0 header GBit Lan Up to 32GB RAM Power/Reset/Debug on board Like the Red, White, & Black color scheme. Trumps any 970 board for sure, and was at one point the cheapest 990FX mobo available.
  • Cons: Only supports up to FX 8350 16x slots too close together only three fan headers -one "smart" CPU fan header -one adjustable (only with SpeedFan) header -one non-adjustable header The fan headers are annoying and poorly placed. And there should be five instead of three. And they should ALL be adju...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Board

Gavin P., Newegg
29 January 2014
  • Summary: For the price I paid, I feel like I've got a decent value. I will be upgrading to a new board soon, and its very doubtful it'll be one from Biostar.
  • Pros: I have had no issues with this and have happily OC'ed my FX8350 and my RAM to 1866.
  • Cons: Like others have mentioned, I have had a weird static interference noise. Its especially noticeable when using headphones.
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Overall 10
10

FX-8350 4.6Ghz 01/22/2014

Robert L., Newegg
22 January 2014
  • Summary: Wish Biostar would update the BIOS to support 64G of DDR. At 4.6Ghz, do I need a FX-9xxx..? No, I'm very well pleased with my products from this one vendor. Some may say go with a RAID, but the IOPS of a RAMDisk is PHENOM ! My system has just grown and evolved over time.
  • Pros: Update - currently running my 8350 @ 4.6Ghz stable, tested with Furmark and IBT ran concurrent. 32G of 1866DDR3 @ 1600. 1866 is only supported with two of the four DDR slots used. G.Skills Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB. Corsair H80, refurb which appeared new. KINGWIN LZP-750 750W. Win 8, not wanting 8....
  • Cons: Somethings are not documented, but have to be learned/discovered. No 64G DDR support.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Board

Joyce F., Newegg
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a ASRock extreme3 that failed on me after 3 months...this is a far greater board.
  • Pros: Great features - Price - Running strong after 2 years of hard use.
  • Cons: non.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Mike O., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Summary: Happy that board is discontinued by manufacturer
  • Pros: features and color
  • Cons: issues with bios, unreliable, too many problems for what was expected a good board
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