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Biostar - Hi-Fi A70U3P Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard

( 3.0 Average / 3 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Biostar

Part #

Hi-Fi A70U3P

Color

Black / Silver

Form Factor

Micro ATX

CPU Socket

FM2+

Chipset

AMD A70M

Memory Slots

2 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-800 / 1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133 / 2400 / 2600

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support

No

SLI Support

No

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
Newegg $46.14 +$1.99 s/h In stock $48.13

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Reviews

Teh_Asian 18 points 34 months ago
from completed build The CSGO/Editing Machine

I gave this 4 stars because the connectors did not really fit with my case, but that just might be my case. The motherboard was under clocking my CPU and I went through much trouble fixing this.

M0R3LL4M4X 14 points 31 months ago
from completed build Mozzarella's Cheapo Game Box

Very cheap board, maybe look for something else. On an aging socket like this, I absolutely recommend the A88 chipset for overclocking.

Also, watch out! The cooler screws are located in an orientation that will force most tower coolers (I've used both the Hyper T2 and Noctua NF-U9B) to push air vertically (from the back of the GPU towards the top of the case) rather than horizontally (from the front to the back of the case) which may lead to worsened airflow.

BIOS works fine, but the drivers and software are pretty terrible. When I first started, it properly detected by front and back panel audio jacks as different devices with their own volume settings. Since then, something has changed and now it always merges them together, which means calibrating the volume to use headphones comfortably is a nightmare.

USB 3.0 connector is very difficult to remove during maintenance, and lead me to accidentally tear off the plastic housing around the pins. Nothing was damaged, but annoying none-the-less.

UPDATE I'm about ten months into ownership now, and I believe this thing might be failing. CPU is reaching 75 C at idle. I'm still investigating this, however, as my PSU has also failed.

ethanswierczek 11 points 26 months ago

A decently priced mobo, lots of SATA ports for my purposes, and a surprising maximum memory amount. My only issue (a big one, too) is that it randomly underclocks my CPU. Otherwise, I probably would've given it a 4 or 5.