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Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V
6.8 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V

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Overall 6

Works when it works

Patricia M., Newegg
30 January 2013
  • Summary: I haven't tried any other motherboard or cpu configurations, as this is my only fm1 rig. All drivers are current, and once into windows the computer will continue to run until I shut it down.
  • Pros: Well, it works, usually.
  • Cons: I am honestly unsure whether it's the motherboard or my A8-3850 APU or what, but I had a devil of a time getting this rig to run stable for weeks. It still randomly goes into a boot cycle, stopping as Windows (XP Pro x64) is loading. Pretty much stock settings just to keep it running.
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Overall 2

Easy to setup but not last!

West M., Newegg
9 June 2012
  • Summary: Gigabyte customer service is a front desk built to avoid serving customers. Rebate is also not their responsibility either. 4 rebates sent out and none comes in...bad luck for me.
  • Pros: Easy to setup and more utilities then an average user needs. Just plug and play.
  • Cons: craap exactly 3 months!
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Overall 2

Not going Gigabyte again!

Hans B., Newegg
28 March 2012
Overall 10

Great Budget FM1 Board!!

Michael W., Newegg
24 March 2012
  • Summary: First, I never use the included CD/DVDs that are included with motherboards. I always download the latest drivers from manufacturers website. While reading reviews on here from other APU board purchasers I expected to have to hunt for APU drivers on AMD's site. But that wasn't the case at all.
  • Pros: *Feature List & Price! *Plenty of options in BIOS * APU A4-3400 @ 2.7Ghz runs @ 6.5c Idle & 24.6c Max. Total Power draw per my P3 Kill-a-Watt meter says 32w Idle & 61w under load yet averages 39. Not bad at all!
  • Cons: *No HDMI port for video out :( *Bios splash screen looks like you're going to boot into Windows 95! lol Seriously.... please use a higher res pic in future revisions, this makes you guys look cheap.
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Overall 10

Cheap Server Mobo

Jason F., Newegg
5 March 2012
  • Summary: Great for what it is! Reliable, worked right out of the box.
  • Pros: Second Gigabyte motherboard, and both have been flawless. Decent features, cheap! Bought with an AMD A4-3400 and 8GB of G.Skill RAM. Using it to run a Terraria, Minecraft and Team Speak server.
  • Cons: -
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Overall 8

A good choice for a budget build!

Terry Q., Newegg
17 December 2011
  • Summary: It was necessary to install the drivers (from the supplied disk) in order for all hardware features to function under windows 7 (no big deal - the process went smoothly).
  • Pros: Everything worked well from the first time it was powered up (to install Windows 7). Runs amazingly cool over all. In short, a good nontempermental budget board
  • Cons: Wish it had a couple more USB headers and Fan Headers (only two USB headers and a single system fan header). The supplied utility disk was loaded with "bloatware" (had to be careful when installing the hardware drivers to avoid it).
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Overall 10

User Review

Chupster, hotline.ua
10 December 2011
  • Excerpt: В виду того что закончились платы 55 Gigabyte сделала эту плату на 75 чипсете, вследствии чего в целом температура компонентов низкая за щет их рассредоточености хотя это все таки плата A55.
  • Pros: Думаю качество гигабайт, и весь нужный софт на диске. Южный мост еле теплый.
  • Cons: Возможно только для меня: нет IDE старый сидюк и винт не подключишь.
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User Review

Анатолий, hotline.ua
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: поставил вин7 х 64 оценил ее с атлоном и 8гБ как 7,4
  • Pros: не дорогая (брал в магазине за 630) под атлон х4 631 есть все что нужно
  • Cons: 1.два слота под ddr3, 2.неудобно ставить (снимать) память видео (любое, у меня 9600гт) мешает
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