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MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Harlampi B.
  • 2/24/2015 11:02:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware Newegg shoppers !! DO NOT BUY THIS MOTHERBOARD

Pros: None, the motherboard worked for one week and then it failed to POST . Sent me another one...dead on arrival .

Cons: I don't write reviews about hardware purchase even if they fail, I always give chance to the manufacturer to make it right . But boy these MSI people are just stupid . I RMA the board and paid the shipping cost, board came back after 3 weeks just to find out that they sent me another BAD board . I called them again...same process they wanted me to pay the shipping again . I spent more money on shipping than the actual cost of this garbage . So I canceled the second RMA, because at this point it's just not worth paying the shipping cost again.

Folks I didn't have luck with this board, be aware when buying. Yes the price is attractive but the hassle..... it's just horrible dealing with them . Please avoid if possible go with Asus or anything else....just NOT MSI !!

Other Thoughts: And this would be the last product that I'll buy from MSI .

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  • Desmond S.
  • 2/8/2015 10:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever will do business with newegg or MSI

Pros: None, this motherboard was a dud, never gave out power to screen, keyboard or mouse. all of that was tested on another computer.

Cons: beware, of this motherboard. i will never do business with MSI brands ever again. the guys working there don't know what they are doing. they tell me to take the battery out.
this motherboard was bad. i call the MSI guy he says i gotta pay shipping, and it iwll take like 7 days for them to do process the RMA, and on top they will fix it and send it back, so they gave me a bad motherboard and on top wanted to give it to me back after several weeks of no computer.
I called new egg they gave me free shipping to send it back for a refund.
beware of MSI guys, newegg is good in customerservice. will not say the same for MSI.
i will never buy this brand again, and may only buy from other retailers or tiger direct in the future.

Other Thoughts: Stay away from this brand, ican't express the words but i will use the term animal droppings to describe this brand. the guy on MSI customer service asked me to do the most dumb things, to see if the motherboard didn't work and told me to call him back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Adan L.
  • 1/24/2015 9:54:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate on my mobo

Pros: Works efficient and reliable and fast sata connections.

Cons: none that I can identify atm.

Other Thoughts: I must say that I apologize for my bad judgment of this motherboard in my previous reviews as it turned out the problem was identified to be an external bad wiring with the case I ordered however my first motherboard did had a problem that contribute to the wiring in the case to suffer a short that caused the spontaneous reboots, but when I received my replacement and the same problem occurred I thought that I received another dud, However that was not the case as I discovered the bad wiring of the case to the motherboard was causing it to reboot with a different pattern.

I have now the motherboard on an old case that seems to run with no boots at all the new case that i ordered however turned out to be the real culprit, however it was hard to really identify it when my first motherboard came out flawed so after lots of intense diagnoses and research I solved this problem again I apologize 100% for my bad conduct I let my frustration get the better of me but I was able to get help for this problem and its now solved and therefore i changed my rating to 5 stars.

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  • Adan L.
  • 1/22/2015 7:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBUYERS beware; BAD MOTHERBOARD

Pros: none to offer.

Cons: Up to this day this motherboard continues to BLEEP out with random to constant seizure inducing CRASH reboots it is the most unstable MOBO I have ever come across MSI your out of the league here.

Other Thoughts: I really wish Newegg could stop promoting bad motherboards MSI did not do jack squat with my RMA they did not even bother to ask me more details on the rebooting issues and other symptoms they just succeeded in wasting my TIME and MONEY on a useless dud if it could even be called THAT the fact that it turns on, WORKS but the constant reboots are the bigger nuisance that after a while it began to mess up my operating system to the point of complete reinstalling it only to have it done all over again.

They just took my MOBO and didn't bother to give me an update status or what kind of work it was done it almost felt like they just had it sitting there collecting dust and gave it one quick buffing and send it back, I'm through with MSI very disappointed with this motherboard and forced to just buy a more reliable brand instead.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. Update BIOS and drivers for the board.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Berton G.
  • 1/14/2015 3:15:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Motherboard for the Price

Pros: Everything fits in perfects, it doesn't feel flimsy

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommended if you're doing a low budget build!

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  • Joseph R.
  • 1/12/2015 9:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: Bought 2 as a part of a package to upgrade my daughters' school and gaming computers. Also used it as an opportunity to teach them some computer tech skills (ages 11 and 13). They followed directions with my supervision and had no problems getting them in and working fine within minimal time frame.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used the entire purchased components to teach my two daughters how to assemble their own systems and get them up and running for schooling and gaming. Both builds went off without a hitch thanks to easy to read included instructions.

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  • kirk c.
  • 1/10/2015 10:29:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great mobo no complaints

Cons: none

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  • Adan L.
  • 12/11/2014 12:59:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad MOTHERBOARD

Pros: Works very efficient in handling my multitasking, boots up super fast, and its performance is amazing when handling tasks my previous motherboard fails to handle, when it works...

Cons: I began to recently experienced mysterious to almost random sudden reboots In my machine where the Event Viewer cannot exactly logged the cause of this symptom.

I have tried all methods in resolving this matter such as removal of almost all my connected hardware, and peripherals, ect to test the motherboard in finding out what causes these spontaneous reboot issues I can't seem to keep it stable even stripped out of all my components It is not the video card because i tried 2 different ones with same results, I tried NO video card too.

I ran several software in my system to Identify faulty drivers, replaced several Including video, and updating the BIOS but so far no change it still reboots without a cause.

I have also tested my harddisk by removing it and running it in another machine and it runs stable and its working in perfect conditions.

My last option was going into the BIOS settings to make sure that any current settings set are not the cause of the sudden reboots but so far nothing everything seems to be in check.

Last option was trying out different Operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and even resorted with Linux and so far nothing the reboots still occur periodically.

Other Thoughts: I double checked inside the case to make sure everything is plugged where it should be to see if I miss something but so far nothing seems to be out of place, It almost entirely points out to my motherboard been a DUD due to the fact that reboots SOMETIMES can occur whenever I am operating machine and doing web browsing such as clicking links that opens up new tabs, windows in my web browser or about to play a video or during a video play is when it boots up without any log to trace other than a few video card error codes that simply offer very irrelevant answers due to plenty of others experiencing ATI catalyst errors on different machines and video cards.

Another thing I also realized is that this motherboard causes all my operating systems to become corrupt right away leading to the system failures that causes the reboots even though I right away get to work fixing those software errors and do system restores to a more stable running point it STILL does it and the same error codes are repeated leading me to believe that it IS this motherboard that it is either a DUD or a bad one from the start that causes a myriad of errors, issues and HEADACHES.

However my MOBO says it does not have an onboard video chipset even though when I do plug in my monitor to the DVI in the back it does display video.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Update BIOS and drivers if possible provided from our MSI website, www.msi.com
3. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Amy S.
  • 11/29/2014 4:09:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMotherboard with Ubuntu 14.04

Pros: The motherboard seems to be good quality, Is working fine with Ubuntu 14.04 i386 and AMD's fglrx graphics drivers. Comes with 2 SATA cables. Has 3 types of connections for monitor.

Cons: Ununtu 14.04 (64 bit) .iso image has issues booting with this motherboard .

Other Thoughts: Happy with the motherboard. Easy to set up. Has utility in BIOS for overclocking, etc. I am using a wireless keyboard and mouse and they work as soon as the motherboard powers on, sothey can be used to access bios. etc. before system software boots.
Had problems booting some, but not all Ubuntu .iso images. From looking at posts on the web from others that had similar issues, Ubuntu 14.04 has problems with AMD processors with build in graphics controllers on MSI motherboards. I am using an AMD A8-5600k cpu. Was unable to boot and install Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit), Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) or Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). Had to load Ubuntu 12.04 (i386) and upgrade over the web to 14.04 (i386), thus was unable to install a Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) version. Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) works fine on the motherboard once installed . AMD's fglrx drivers work with no issues, and all applications and hardware work fine. The problem I experienced is a problem with Ubuntu, not the motherboard itself, but mentioning it in the review here as others might run into the same issue.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/10/2014 10:06:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3rd board, all great for a budget.

Pros: Very good for when you are on a budget. The back has plenty of USB's and 3.0's. Can't complain on the 3 builds I have used this board for, all paired with AMD a8-6600k APU.

Cons: Not free?

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