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Biostar NF61S Micro

The Biostar NF61S Micro is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM2 socket.

It has 2 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Biostar NF61S Micro

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2help iconSLI Support0 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeAMDhelp iconCrossfire Support0 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetNVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 405help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconRelease Date01 Aug 2007help iconPCI Slots-
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconSATA 1.00
help iconMax RAM2 GB DDR2help iconSATA 2.00
help iconRAM Slots2 x DDR2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconRAID Supportno
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR2 533 MHz
  • DDR2 667 MHz
  • DDR2 800 MHz
help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x IDE connector
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots8help iconBack Panel I/O
  • D-Sub Connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
help iconGraphics Card InterfaceVGA

Biostar NF61S Micro compatibility review

The Biostar NF61S Micro 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 2 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 DDR2 memory is exceptionally out of date, and considering how cheap DDR3 RAM is, using a motherboard with only DDR2 compatibility in a modern system build would be a very bad idea.

Released on 01 Aug 2007, the Biostar NF61S Micro is now over 12 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This motherboard will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Biostar.

The Micro-ATX Biostar NF61S Micro 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 NF61S Micro does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The Biostar NF61S Micro does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Biostar NF61S Micro has 8 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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