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June 15, 2007 12:25:46 AM

Just wondering why the MB forum does not have a BioStar sub-forum...???? Is it such a cheapo board that it does not deserve it's own sub-forum.??? Just wondering because I am considering BioStar...

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June 15, 2007 1:17:35 AM

Am I missing something? Because I don't see any motherboard sub-forums. Also the BioStar is a cheap POS.
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June 15, 2007 2:18:37 AM

i really dont like biostar :\ .. had 2 mobo's from em and within 3 month's they didnt work anymore.. but thats like 3½ years ago -_- but still eew.
June 15, 2007 2:48:26 AM

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In your opinion! :evil: 
Of course it's my opinion. Apparently based on the post following yours its bullaRh's opinion also. I didn't mean to throw water on your love affair with that POS board. :roll:
June 15, 2007 3:07:21 AM

Agreed.

BioStar is the EMachine of Mobo manufacturers. Spend the extra bucks for a decent NAMEBRAND mobo like EVGA, ASUS, GIGABYTE, ABIT. They are proven names.
June 15, 2007 4:09:41 AM

Over the last few years i have used Bio-star mobo's in 11 build's.Four of them being skt.A(M7NCG 400),6 others skt.939(Tforce 6100).All of them still running today with not so much as a single problem.
It is nice too have a cheap($)motherboard that has on board graphics in a micro form factor that supports modern spec's, to counter the proprietary parts used by the big manufacturers.Aunt may & Grandma don't need SLI & overclocked Core 2 duo's.
I have had to RMA 3 mobo's out of approximately the 50-60 computers i've built .One of them an ASUS and Two of them MSI,Both high end boards.So with that kind of past experience with mobo's,Yes,they do have a fond little place in my heart. :wink:
Just like to add that for a cheap($) mobo Bio-star can still manage to offer the user access to Bios settings that the big names cant seem to.That being said,The box that i am using to post this is a Tforce 6100 with a 4000+ san diego runnin at 3.0 g stable and cost me $115.00 for both board & proc.Top of the line,NOT,but most definitely not a POS.
IMO :) 
June 15, 2007 4:34:54 AM

More power to you and good luck with those boards.
June 15, 2007 5:35:31 AM

All I have to say is: My Biostar M9-6100 has lasted much longer than both my old Asus SLI board and old Gigabyte S939 board. Sure it has NO overclocking options, but at least it hasn't broke on me. And thats all that matters.

As far as I'm concerned, after dealing with those other POS, my Biostar is a welcomed change.
June 15, 2007 8:15:18 PM

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Am I missing something? Because I don't see any motherboard sub-forums. Also the BioStar is a cheap POS.

yes, you are missing something. you are missing 15 somethings to be exact.
June 15, 2007 10:46:01 PM

Biostar are virtually impossible to find here in the UK, nobody seems to stock them anymore.
Seems that they might be going the way of EPoX, Soltek, Soyo etc ...

edited for typos.
June 15, 2007 10:52:46 PM

I've never had a Biostar board go south on me - and I've had several. It *is* a bit odd that there is a ECS subforum and a couple subs for manuf that don't even sell in the channel anymore and none for BioStar
June 15, 2007 11:10:35 PM

well well well the UK flyin its colors, if we cant buy it, its a POS. Like, you have experience or sumthin useful to point out? NOT!

Its just terrible that you can't get your paws an a little sweetie like the TForce 7025 or 7050. I won't tell you to look for it at newegg. Or read the review at PCSTATS. No, I'm just not that kinda guy.

And we BioStar users SHOULD have a sub-forum. Feel free to ignore it... PLEASE.

f61
June 16, 2007 12:10:44 AM

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Agreed.

BioStar is the EMachine of Mobo manufacturers. Spend the extra bucks for a decent NAMEBRAND mobo like EVGA, ASUS, GIGABYTE, ABIT. They are proven names.


Money pits. How often do these owners swap MoBo's? Looks like twice a year from here. Gamers and high enders hooked on speed. Don't forget theres quite a few Bang for the $ people here too. You know, O/c and tweekers using lower priced stuff.
f61
June 16, 2007 1:34:05 AM

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Am I missing something? Because I don't see any motherboard sub-forums. Also the BioStar is a cheap POS.

yes, you are missing something. you are missing 15 somethings to be exact.

Now I see the little triangle. Given the other super budget boards in that list I agree the Biostar should have it's own category. Not that I would ever buy one.
June 16, 2007 2:35:01 AM

i still think that biostar are the kia/hyundai/dihatsu/ssayong of motherboards...
June 16, 2007 3:58:28 AM

yeah, thats it... no one builds a good AMD/ATi uATX board, and someone decided to do something on the nVidia side thats cheap, and effective. Toss a decent graphx board on it and learn to tinker with o/c on the cheap.

Some folks go to high-school before college. And considering what the high-school of the industry is right now with crippled boards and HTPC's someone stepped upto the plate to get a few good swings in.

Thats your bad collegeboyz. Now lets see what intel will do on the high-school side to prep us for college. Any takers? MSI, Giga, ASUS, FXcn anyone care for a redesign/upgrade to the POS high-school boards?

f61
June 16, 2007 4:15:50 AM

@GREASEMONKEY

Biostar M7-NCD, 1 gig ddr 400, WD400JD, MX440 64mb, 52xCDRW, AthlonXP 3200+ Barton. And just for giggles Dial-UP. Nice antique setup pushin 4 years of daily. IS THIS VISTA READY?...LOLOL ROTF PMP.

f61
June 16, 2007 5:48:29 AM

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yeah, thats it... no one builds a good AMD/ATi uATX board, and someone decided to do something on the nVidia side thats cheap, and effective. Toss a decent graphx board on it and learn to tinker with o/c on the cheap.

Some folks go to high-school before college. And considering what the high-school of the industry is right now with crippled boards and HTPC's someone stepped upto the plate to get a few good swings in.

Thats your bad collegeboyz. Now lets see what intel will do on the high-school side to prep us for college. Any takers? MSI, Giga, ASUS, FXcn anyone care for a redesign/upgrade to the POS high-school boards?

f61
Ok, I'm nonplussed WTF are you talking about. Try stating your gripe without all the analogy, I don't have the energy to decipher what you mean.
June 16, 2007 6:10:59 AM

Ya man I need someone to like translate that for me.

I have a Biostar Tforce 6100 Micro ATX on another build with a X2 3600 @ 2.4 GHZ. I only had it for about a month now but seems like a very nice mobo.
June 16, 2007 6:53:14 AM

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying that these boards won't work or last. Hell, even though I'm dead set against buying prebuilt, if people want it, it's OK. I would just rather spend more money on my PS and MB. If an individual doesn't have the cash then Biostar is certainly better than nothing. But that does not mean that it is not a POS. When I got out of college I bought an Escort, but I had no illusions that it was something that it was not. No big deal, just reality.
June 17, 2007 4:44:10 PM

In response to f61,

I am/was considering the TF7025-M2 MoBo. I noticed you have it in your signature. What do you think of it.? I have seen reviews saying that it has a problem with reporting wrong CPU and other temperatures. And I've noticed that BioStar has not, at least I am pretty sure, released a BIOS flash to corresct this issue. I started out wanting the BioStar TForce 550, because it has very good reviews, solid Caps, and motherboards.org rates it's performance at 15. At motherboards.org 15 is the very highest performance rating and the 550 is the only one with a rating of 15. Of course, I might not get some of the features of newer MoBos, but would be willing to forfiet them for a good solid top performer like the 550. The TF7025-M2 has IGP which would save me some money. Please send me some comments/insights into the quality/features/BIOS of the 7025 and 550.
June 17, 2007 6:00:14 PM

Well, its about those high-class board-names not producing a good low-end board for the AMD/ATi chipset. I mean, really, check some reviews of the uATX factor boards for AMD/ATi. I looked at them all, read a good number of reviews yay/nay. Who puts the CMOS battery under an extended graphx card, or worse, blocks several SATA plugs. Gawd, Sapphire just posted one at the egg, and its layout is embarrassing to say the least. I woldn't put a graphx card on some of them, the CMOS might fry. I mean, really, no one can design a decent board ? Frankly, I don't see the love for AMD/ATi. AMD/nVidia boards have a chance, and put up a decent arguement. And I DO blame AMD for most of AMD's woes. Gettin slapped around by the MoBo manufacturers with bad low-end, 1st builder boards isn't gonna help either. Why build an AMD/ATi design?

kenr77... sent a PM 2 u.

Seems theres a few corrupted files on the disc... rather hitnmiss. x64 drivers a problem, but as one reviewer put it, "I usually download my nVidia drivers from nVidia anyway". Good advice. Biostar isn't the only one with this problem, it happens to some others.

f61
June 18, 2007 3:12:52 PM

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well well well the UK flyin its colors, if we cant buy it, its a POS. Like, you have experience or sumthin useful to point out? NOT!

I said no such thing, obviously reading comprehension & spelling aren't strong points of yours.
Actually, I do have a lot of experience - yes, I've run Biostar in the past ...

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Its just terrible that you can't get your paws an a little sweetie like the TForce 7025 or 7050. I won't tell you to look for it at newegg.

Does no good, they won't ship it.
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Or read the review at PCSTATS.

What's the point if I can't get it?
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No, I'm just not that kinda guy.

You're certainly not half as clever or funny as you obviously think.
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June 18, 2007 5:35:26 PM

Well, I have to say that I am an owner of the socket A M7NCG 400 mobo which I am still using today in my HTPC. I am pretty satisfied with it. However, my HTPC is now dropping frames like crazy while I'm trying to record TV programs. I guess there must be a driver issue somewhere since a speed test on the hard drives shows no problems.

I bought it 'cause it was the only m-ATX mobo that would positively allow me to unvolt the CPU. Anywaste, as with all hardware, I need to retire it since it is getting just a bit outdated.

Waiting for Penryn...
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