Biostar TF8200 A2+ Will not boot Gentoo graphic install disk. No distribution except Sabayon correcly recognized the onboard nVidia GF8200 video. Ubuntu's proprietary nVideo driver trashes the system if loaded. The nVidea driver can be manually loaded per instructions in the Ubuntu forum but the next X system update will trash the driver. None of the five+ distributions will correctly handle the onboard ALC888S audio. Personally, I feel that the ALC888S would work but dmesg shows the nvidea chipset in combination with the ALC88S as unrecognized. All distributions play distorted audio (XP works fine) and some play, like Mint minime play no audio at all. This is NOT a good Linux board!
Model Brand BIOSTAR Model TForce TF8200 A2+ Supported CPU CPU Socket Type AM2+/AM2 CPU Type Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Sempron FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s) Chipsets North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Memory Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin Memory Standard DDR2 1066 Maximum Memory Supported 16GB Dual Channel Supported Yes Expansion Slots PCI Express 2.0 x16 1 PCI Express x1 2 PCI Slots 3 Other Slots 1 x M.D.V. Slot Storage Devices PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max SATA 3Gb/s 6 SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5 Onboard Video Onboard Video Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 8 series Onboard Audio Audio Chipset Realtek ALC888 Audio Channels 8 Channels Onboard LAN LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps Rear Panel Ports PS/2 2 Video Ports D-Sub + DVI HDMI 1 x HDMI USB 4 x USB 2.0 Audio Ports 6 Ports Onboard USB Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0 Header Physical Spec Form Factor ATX Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6" Power Pin 24 Pin