Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Back2School
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
AMD Motherboards > 
MSI > 
Item#: N82E16813130747

MSI A78M-E45 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the MSI A78M-E45

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the MSI A78M-E45

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Jordan A.
  • 5/29/2015 8:53:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Have been using this mobo for some time now and it is working really well. I use it for some moderate gaming, nothing super serious but it handles anything I throw at it.

Cons: None to speak of.

Other Thoughts: Great mobo for the price!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Matthew F.
  • 5/8/2015 4:11:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard issue

Pros: looks nice

Cons: PSU would not make a complete connection to motherboard

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reason can cause the situation like this,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPWR2).
2. Clear CMOS with jmper or battery.
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 do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.
Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Simone L.
  • 5/6/2015 7:36:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good enough for it's price.

Cons: Can't update BIOS.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 4/3/2015 1:01:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Budget Board

Pros: Picked this up cyber Monday for around fifty. Used it to build a computer for the wife's schooling. Wanted something that booted fast and launched apps fast for those last minute "I have a term paper due in 4 hours" situations.

Cons: Bios Update failed....completely. followed it by the book and it just couldn't do it. I even let it sit after it rebooted it self for an hour and a half to make sure.

Other Thoughts: Why still 5 eggs? The customer support that MSI provided was awesome. I submitted a query to tech support after registering the board on their site expected a response in the next few days, got a response in hours (even though I didn't check my e-mail for a few days). that didn't work so I submitted a RAM request, reason, bad flash. BAM! ticket number, sent it off and in less than a week got another board and its off and going again.

the system built was based around speed of booting and application startup. other parts aside from this Mobo is as follows.
AMD A8-6600K
16gb Gskill Ripjaws 667Mhz (4x4gb) @ 800Mhz
Sapphire Vapor X 5770
Crucial 240Gb MX500
OCZ StealthXstream 600W PSU
Bitfenix Prodigy M case

The ram, video card, and PSU were leftovers I had laying around, cpu, ssd, case and mobo were cyber Monday 2014 deals from various places.

pro tip, if your using a Bitfenix Prodigy M case, get a modular PSU

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • YANIK B.
  • 3/15/2015 10:13:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis one works!

Pros: Got a Gigabyte Mobo to replace a defective Acer OEM mobo. It worked for less than a week and died. We found all the required features on this board: USB 3.0 expansion port, HDMI, VGA & DVI, 4x USB 3.0 rear I/O, etc.
And it still works after a month. Very satisfied overall!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: If you don't know what to choose between Bolton D3 & D4:
The major differences are the D4 has more SATA ports and you could configure a RAID 5. The D3 is fine for most users who's needs are for browsing and multimedia applications. A serious gamer or designer would not opt for this type of processor anyway

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • ASA G.
  • 2/22/2015 1:40:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with 860k

Pros: At least it is not broken.

Cons: Do not buy if planning to pair with a 860k. You will only get fan spin. The BIOS is not compatible. Even on the MSI website it says it is compatible but do not be fooled.

Other Thoughts: One eggs for at least working. As far as I'm concerned, the 860k is the only fm2/+ cpu that will not work in this motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our MSI motherboard, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Todd S.
  • 2/16/2015 2:08:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice small board

Pros: I like this board. I had no issues with install.I used it in a home server running WHS 2011. I like the small micro ATX form factor. I have an SSD boot drive and a 2TB storage drive with 4 gigs of ram. I like the USB 3.0 and with build in video i needed no card for initial setup. I don't run the video just remote access in when need be. I bought it during Black Fridays sales at a good price,

Cons: none so far

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2015 7:42:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssaved my bacon

Pros: My MOBO was not DoA in fact this was my first build and I almost fried the whole thing... Yeah I mess up big on the USB. Lucky the board had over volt protection and as soon as I tried to boot her up she said nope gave me a quick error message so I could find the problem and powered down. The issue was easily corrected and I put windows 8.1 on there via USB and am happy to say that in three months my system has booted up and shut down in less than 5 seconds every time.

Cons: OCG doesn't seem to work with the my CPU

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • yves g.
  • 1/24/2015 7:36:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsvery bad

Pros: nice looking that is it

Cons: this the worst board i ever buy no good for nothing .
i try for 4 day to a cd working but never could get to work ever by pressing [f 11] to get the choice of the cd .
i been buying mobo for a long time .assus. best of them all .asrock

Other Thoughts: never i buy a msi board as long that i live

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 the CD-Rom cable and drive connections.
2. Verify the disc. you have test with.
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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • ANTHONY B.
  • 1/15/2015 2:20:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product after RMA

Pros: Easy to use, great graphical interface for BIOS, has a good board layout.

Cons: First one was DOA

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
AMD Motherboards > 
MSI > 
Item#: N82E16813130747
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.