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    new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    recieved my new biostar ta790gx 128m this afternoon , removed my old motherboard etc and fitted the new board . fitted ram and cpu etc , went to power it up and nothing . tried different ram and got same result so i changed my cpu from the phenom II 720BE to my old athlon x2 7750BE and still same result , so i tried my old windsor x2 6000 and still no post although fans are spinning . the onboard led's are not on so i removed eveything , refitted my old mobo and everything works fine . so i tried it out of the case with the same results , surely it cannot be a dead board ?

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    very rarely you do come accross doa boards. best just to rma it
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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    It's a Biostar, though...
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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    It's a Biostar, though...
    what is ment by that ? , it cannot be as bad as my msi ka790gx (not even a proper 790gx)

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    what is ment by that ? , it cannot be as bad as my msi ka790gx (not even a proper 790gx)
    While Biostar seem to be attempting to break into the enthusiast market, they have traditionally made very cheap boards that have problems, coupled with bad support.

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    i replaced my msi ka790gx with the biostar board as it had better specs , i at least expected it to boot lol . first board i have had that did not

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    board returned for RMA , hope it's not long before it is replaced . i was going to get another psu and crossfire my 4870

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    I've had great success with several Biostar boards, going back over 12 years. I think you were just unlucky.

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX23882-19 View Post
    I've had great success with several Biostar boards, going back over 12 years. I think you were just unlucky.
    i did not think they had been going that long

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    i did not think they had been going that long
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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Yep, my first board was a Biostar 8500TVG (Intel 430VX) and it would probably still be going today if a dodgy power connector (on the the PSU side) hadn't melted the power connector pins off the board. Being based on the 430VX it was slow, but it was rock-solid.

    Next one was a M6VCG board back in 2000 which came as part of a Quantex computer. This board is still running 24/7 in my file server. I check it periodically for signs of bad capacitors (due to it being from that era) but touch-wood it's still running like a champ. I thought I lost it once, after we had a power cut during a BIOS update, but Biostar posted me a replacement BIOS chip, free of charge, from their German office which got me going again.

    After that I built several systems around the M7NCD board, again all of which worked great and then I had a couple of those iDEQ systems, again great machines who have been sold on to friends and family. When I had the M7NCD I built another system with an Abit NF7-S2G board (basically just because the M7NCD had been discontinuted and the Abit board was the closest in price and chipset), which was a nightmare in comparison.

    I then moved onto EPoX and MSI boards, mainly because they had designs/layouts that I wanted and Biostar didn't, but my next board will probably be another Biostar because their 790GX with sideport memory look great. MSI are great with providing BIOS updates for older boards, but I've never been as satisfied as I was with Biostar.

    I think that people aren't aware of Biostar because for years they were mainly an OEM manufacturer (like Foxconn with Dell) and supplied boards for companies such as Fujitsu(-Siemens) and the Fountain Tech group (Quantex, Cybermax, Pionex etc.).

    Sorry for taking this OT, but just adding my $0.02
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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX23882-19 View Post

    I think that people aren't aware of Biostar because for years they were mainly an OEM manufacturer (like Foxconn with Dell) and supplied boards for companies such as Fujitsu(-Siemens) and the Fountain Tech group (Quantex, Cybermax, Pionex etc.).

    I agree, they existed and catered for the budget minded enthusiast long before the Biostar TPower I45. Some crackers from biostar going all the way back to 754

    skt 754 Biostar TForce 6100

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...t.php?S_ID=189

    skt 939 Biostar TForce 6100-939

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...t.php?S_ID=188

    skt AM2 Biostar TForce 550

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...t.php?S_ID=161

    skt AM2+ Biostar TF8200 A2+

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...n.php?S_ID=353


    Just a tad unlucky to the OP, my Biostar TA790GX A2+ has been running superbly since dec 08. The rebels haven forum provides a huge resource for the majority of biostar boards


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    I then moved onto EPoX
    Great boards also I still have a Epox - EP-9NPA+Ultra and a Epox - EP-9U1697 GLI
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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    i dare not say where i purchased it lol , i have not heard of the rebals haven before

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    my mobo was delivered on sat 9th of may , it was not till the 11th of may it was logged as received for rma testing by overclockersUK . it said in the email it will take 5-7 days to test it , why would that long to test it not posting/booting ?

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    just rang them and they are not starting the testing till tomorrow afternoon , not happy tbh as it will take longer than they first said

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    Re: new biostar ta790gx 128m DOA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX23882-19 View Post
    Yep, my first board was a Biostar 8500TVG (Intel 430VX) and it would probably still be going today if a dodgy power connector (on the the PSU side) hadn't melted the power connector pins off the board.
    My only BIOSTAR board ever did the same thing, the PSU was useless as well as the connector was part of the board afterwards

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