Biostar A880G+ AMD Motherboard
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-10-2010
Provided by: Geeks
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Installation

The Biostar A880G+ will be installed with the following components:

AMD Athlon-II X2 240
2x1Gb OCZ Platinum DDR3-1333
Gelid Silent Spirit
MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G
60Gb OCZ Agility 2 SSD
Liteon 16X DVD
Apevia 500W
Apevia X-Sniper


The Apevia X-Sniper uses the older top-mount power supply standard, which probably works out better for using such a small mATX board anyway. There is not much room between the wireless PCI and the HD5670 graphics card, luckily the wireless card is very low profile and does not block the video card cooler. Although the HD5670 is not long enough to cause interference anyway, note that the SATA ports have been conveniently moved away so they are not blocked by full length cards, however the clear CMOS jumper would be.


The installation CD is minimalistic, containing only the drivers for chipset, network and audio hardware, along with the utility to create a RAID driver floppy if you are installing an OS onto a disk array. The user manual is available on the CD in PDF format, and a copy of Adobe Reader to install if you don't already have it. That is really it, there are no overclocking utilities, no hardware monitoring software, nothing else extra included with the board.

Let's check out some of the A880G+ BIOS options.


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