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Biostar MCP6PB M2+

The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM2+ socket.

It has 4 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Biostar MCP6PB M2+

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2+help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeAMDhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetGeForce 6150 / nforce430ahelp iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots-
help iconMax RAM4 GB DDR2help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots2 x DDR2help iconSATA 2.02
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR2 533 MHz
  • DDR2 667 MHz
  • DDR2 800 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots2help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • Floppy drive connector
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconBack Panel I/O
  • D-Sub Connector
  • Line In Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v2.x

Biostar MCP6PB M2+ compatibility review

The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ uses the AMD Socket AM2+ CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the aging DDR2 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 800 MHz, and 2 DDR2 slots allowing for a maximum total of 4 GB RAM. DDR2 memory is exceptionally out of date, and considering how cheap DDR3 RAM is, using a motherboard with only DDR2 compatibility in a modern system build would be a very bad idea.

The Micro-ATX Biostar MCP6PB M2+ should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ has 2 SATA 2.0 hard drive slots. These allow for data speeds of up to 3GB/s. SATA 2.0 is a very common standard, and despite the emergence of SATA 3.0 - whose potential is difficult to reach currently - SATA 2.0 remains a viable option.

The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Biostar MCP6PB M2+ has 6 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.

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