GIGABYTE GA-A55M-DS2 AMD A Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket FM1, AMD A55 Chipset, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0

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Product Details

Boost the speed of your computing with an AMD A Series or E2 Series APU and up to 16GB of DDR3 Memory with an 1866MHz speed.

Specifications

Specifications
General Features
Features GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic; Humidity Protection; Electrostatic Protection; Power Failure Protection; High Temperature Protection; DirectX 11 Support; AMD Dual Graphics; AMD Fusion Graphics: Most Powerful Integrated Graphics Ever; DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology); 50,000 Hours All Solid Capacitors; On/Off Charge Technology;
Overclocking Features EasyTune6
Chipset
North Bridge AMD A55
CPU Supported
Socket Type Socket FM1
AMD CPU Support A Series
E2 Series
Maximum Processor Wattage Supported 100W
Memory
Maximum Memory Supported Per Slot 16GB
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speeds Supported DDR3-1866, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066
Memory Slots 2 x 240pin DIMM
Max Memory Supported 32GB
Memory Channel Support Dual Channel
Storage Controllers
SATA 3Gb/s 4
SATA RAID 0/1/10/JBOD
Video
Onboard Graphic Chipset None
Audio
Audio Channels 8-Channel
Networking
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 1
PCI Express x1 1
PCI 1
Back Panel Ports
PS/2 2
DVI 1
USB 2.0 4
LAN RJ-45 1
Audio Ports 3
Internal I/O
USB 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (supports 4 additional USB ports)
Other I/O Front Audio Header
Front Panel Header
S/PDIF-Out Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x System Fan Header
Serial Port Header
Clearing CMOS Jumper
Power
ATX Power Connector 24-pin
ATX12V / EPS 12V Connector 4-pin
Recommended Power Supply 500W or greater
Manufacturer Power Supply Disclaimer To meet expansion requirements, it is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (500W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an unstable or unbootable system.
Regulatory Approvals FCC
CE
Environmental Standards ErP Ready
ROHS Compliant Yes
Physical Specifications
Form Factor mATX
Dimensions (WxD) 8.86" x 6.85" (225mm x 174mm)
What's in the Box
What's in the Box Motherboard, 2 x SATA Cables, I/O Shield, Motherboard Driver Disk, User's Manual
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 Year
Labor 3 Year

Reviews (27)

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 9 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    Bought this as part of bare bones kit. It's pretty basic, but it works fine for a budget build. I haven't had any problems. Was able to overclock Three Core APU from 2.1Ghz to 3.0Ghz with no voltage bump. Bios is pretty straight forward for overclocking.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 9 months ago at Tiger Direct

    2.0 / 5.0

    The major reason I bought it was to use a 3 TB hard drive. Their web site says it will work. It doesn't.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 10 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Worked right off did not have a problem

  • Ruuqo
    1 year, 11 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    it was an extremely nice board! I poped an A8-3870K and clocked it to 4.2GHz with 8gb of 1866MHz memory and some SSDs in raid. Perfect.

  • drm_ca
    2 years ago at Tiger Direct

    1.0 / 5.0

    The motherboard that I bought was defective - the applications crashed with errors, operating system restarted randomly. After struggling for a month, sent RMA to GB and received a completely DOA replacement.

  • pimpernell
    1 year, 2 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Motherboard, processor and ram worked like a charm. Tigerdirects delivery was great. Difference between my old motherboard and this set up is like night and day. Great setup!!!

  • Godsrocker1970
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    had it all installed and booting up in less than half an hour. works great, major increase in speed over old motherboard. I have always been an ECS fan. Been using them over 15 years. Could not find one i liked so i tried this and am not disappointed.

  • Sampson
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    bought this motherboard bundle with AMD 3400 APU and 4 Gigs corsair memory, was shipped very quickly. products worked very well together and would recommend for others to purchase.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Great mother board, fantastic deal

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    bought with cpu and memory bundle. board does everything I have asked of it so far. worth the money.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Bought bundled with amd a4-series AD3400 and adata memory. Installed perfectly, and is very fast. Would definitely reccomend.

  • Bill
    1 year, 3 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    This board was very easy to install, and it has been working without any problems for the first month.

  • PAT
    1 year, 4 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    This is a good motherboard, which seems to be specifically designed to support a graphics-oriented application, as such the monitor being used needs to be an LCD. Definitely not for use with older model monitors, such as a CRT, as far as the BIOS support is concerned. For the price, it is a good buy, and has good support from Gigabyte. The features available are within reason, considering the micro-ATX form factor.

  • Mac
    1 year, 4 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Great right out of the box. Real easy set up installed and working in 28 minutes.....

  • thanuat
    1 year, 5 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    No problems here- worked fine out of the box...

  • Dave A.
    1 year, 5 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    Nicely Surprised by this micro ATX board. Worked Fine right outta the box. Using a Gigabyte video card and AMD Quad Core A6. SUPER GRAPHICS over expectations. Once again, Great Bundling from T.D....

  • Vulcan
    1 year, 5 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Bought as a bundle with CPU and RAM. The board works well. I had great trouble installing Win 7, frequent BSD's, which turned out to be a faulty RAM stick. At one point I thought it was the motherboard and emailed Gigabyte for support. I am still waiting affter 2 weeks!

  • WALLY
    1 year, 5 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    GREAT RIGHT OUT THE BOX HOOK UP NO PROBLEMS AT ALL

  • terisabe
    1 year, 5 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Paid fair price, received in scheduled time, installed without incident, being used without problems.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 6 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    I bought this bundle over the holidays to replace parts in my computer as I was starting to have problems. Had problems initially but those were operator error issues as this is the first time I've done this. Once everything was properly installed, computer started up right away. I kept my old hard drives and CD drives as they were all still good. Everything works great, no problems getting the new mobo and CPU to recognize the old drives and operating system. Microsoft let me re-register my Windows and Office software without a hitch. The price was awesome too. All in all. I'd buy this again.

  • NewKing
    1 year, 7 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    This is a good value board for a workstation computer or a person that only surfs the web. If you were a real tech person, you probably wouldn't buy this board because it doesn't have SATA III ports and more than 2 RAM slots, Usb 3.0 and more than 4 SATA II port, but for the every man user, like my father this is a good board for the money and decently upgrade-able.

  • dennyo
    1 year, 7 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    The instruction were mediocre but I'm very, very pleased with the motherboard.

  • Quadman
    1 year, 8 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    This board was part of a barebones kit. I needed Win XP 32bit for this build and this board worked fine. It runs two monitors with the A6 3500 AMD chip.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 8 months ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    works for my workshop and my 3d printer.

  • BlueDalek
    1 year, 8 months ago at Tiger Direct

    5.0 / 5.0

    Used in a desktop running Kubuntu Linux with a Quad Core FM1 CPU,works great for every day tasks like office and web access.

  • Donovan
    10 months, 1 week ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    Bought this as a replacement for a piece of junk MSI board. This worked 1000 % better then the joke that was in there. I'm very happy with it.

  • imatec
    10 months, 1 week ago at Tiger Direct

    4.0 / 5.0

    I have had really good luck with Giga Byte going back to 2000. Never had a cap fail, nothing. This board is a fantastic deal but you may want to go to the FM2. Not many sockets, no USB3 but for a basic system with video good enough for all but those who game all day, you will love it. FM1 is being phased out, nothing wrong with it. It loaded Windows 7 like a charm.