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ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 HDMI USB 3.0 uATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 760G
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866(OC)
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M5A78L-M/USB3

ASUS M5A78L-M / USB 3.0


Dual-Channel DDR3 2000 (O.C.) support

The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2000 (O.C.) / 1866 (O.C.) / 1800 (O.C.) / 1600 (O.C.) / 1333 / 1066MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.

M5A78L-M/USB3
ErP Ready

The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumption. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate its environmental impact.


M5A78L-M/USB3
EZ-Flash 2

Simply Update BIOS from a USB Flash Disk Before Entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.


M5A78L-M/USB3
CrashFree BIOS 3

Simply Restore Corrupted BIOS Data From USB Flash Disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.


M5A78L-M/USB3
Eight-Channel High Definition Audio

The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-detect feature that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, which means there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out, and Mic jacks.


M5A78L-M/USB3
Core Unlocker

Unleash True Core Performance Intelligently

ASUS Core Unlocker simplifies the activation of a latent AMD® CPU - with just a simply key. Enjoy an instant performance boost by simply unlocking the extra cores, without performing complicated BIOS changes.


M5A78L-M/USB3
EPU

System Level Energy Saving

The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power usage for critical PC components in real-time–helping save power and money!


M5A78L-M/USB3
Turbo Key

ASUS Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button into a physical overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games - with just one touch!!

M5A78L-M/USB3
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection

Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
1. Real-time over voltage detection.
2. Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.


M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.)

The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system hangs due to overclocking failure. C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.


M5A78L-M/USB3
AMD® FX™ / Phenom™II / Athlon™II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors

This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MTps via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.



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Warranty

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


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  • Ray P.
  • 9/10/2014 2:31:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad product ASUS

Pros: Mother Board Died after only 6 weeks.
USB 3 failure.
After 30 days still waiting for replacement board.
ASUS is really bad about calling you .
If you want to know what's going on you must call them.

Cons: buy somewhere else.

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  • Jeffrey B.
  • 9/7/2014 2:00:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI used to trust Asus

Pros: Pretty colors.

Cons: Ordered this board to pair with FX-6300. When I first installed it, the system booted to BIOS, but hung there with a keyboard error. After trying 5 different keyboards, it finally accepted one. I shut it down yesterday and it refuses to boot past BIOS again, because it can't recognize a keyboard. Tried a combination of 4 known working keyboards (USB and PS/2) but no luck. Garbage. To make things worse, ASUS "customer service" plays a game called Email Us Through A Web Form and Wait 48 Hours for a Response.

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  • BASSEM J.
  • 9/4/2014 12:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterribly slow -- a dud or a garbage board

Pros: Cheap, but you get what you pay for!
I needed a microATX board for a portable system. I use ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ that is too large as a board. I bought this board and switched all components to this board. It is just a slow board.

Cons: Slow with AMD Phenom II x4 when multithreading. The ASRock board performed great until I moved the components to this microATX to realize that it is really comparatively slow when multitasking even with basic X11 windowing w/o running any computational processes.
The monitoring always showed that all 4 cores are active. This does not show at all with the ASRock board!

Other Thoughts: This board cause slowness overall with AMD Phenom II X4 955. The testing was done by using a dedicated graphics card XFX Radeon 677X, and onboard graphics was disabled, onboard parallel/serial port and all other IO ports where disabled.
It is just a slow board.
I had to switch back to ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ that is super fast compared to this one.

This is a dud that deserve no egg.

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  • Paul P.
  • 8/30/2014 7:28:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Micro-ATX board

Pros: As small boards go, this is pretty nice. I put in an AMD 4300, 8 GB of Crucial RAM, into a nice, compact InMan case, I threw in an SSD, loaded PCBSD and it's a heck of a compact desktop and really fast for under $350.... The board has 4 DIMM slots so I can expand at any time.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: In the last 10 years, I've seen complaints about ASUS boards.... Honestly, I never deviate... I've only had one issue with one board of the over 100 I've bought.... a single, bad USB port.... They replaced the board.

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  • Derrick B.
  • 8/20/2014 1:20:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: The price was real nice and i think that's what drew me to it along with free shipping cause i have a micro atx only case and this was the only one i could find with 4 ram slots that was mirco atx

Cons: I installed this board in as soon as i got it with the FX-8320 Eight-Core and i hooked it up and put it in my case and the green light on the motherboard lit up so i put the case side back on and plugged back in my psu and it wouldn't start.

I tried many many things to try and fix it and even came back here to read the bad reviews on how it wouldn't start and remove the jumper and put it back in .....ect and nothing worked, so i took it all apart and put it on a wood table and thought it was my ram so i removed all 4 sticks and tried one at a time in different slots and nothing worked so i tried other ram i had and nothing.

I also tried other Atx power supplies in this mobo and nothing, now i gotta take out my newly bought CPU and return this mobo and get my money back and get the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS and a new case here on newegg.

i'm really disappointed that this didn't work out of the box for me as i am a 3d artist and animator and needed something that would be cheap and work with this 8 core i had and it didn't work and i need a computer to do my work.

Plus i really hate installing after market thermal paste as it is the only thing i feel i'll ever screw up on building my pc's so that is why i only use the cpu cooler that comes with the CPU, so this is gonna be a pain for me to take off clean and buy thermalpaste and then reapply it. So thank you ASUS for screwing up this motherboard.

Other Thoughts: So what else can i say about this well don't buy this without reading the bad reviews there seems to be way to many people saying it's DOA and they are very true,i love asus stuff my harddrives,blu ray drive and video card are all asus so is my monitors but when it came to this i was really really disappointed so i'm glad i found this out while i was still in the 30 day window for return.

O and never ever buy something that is for this low of price without first reading the 1 egg reviews there is way to many on this board not to be skeptical about it.

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  • Melvin B.
  • 8/13/2014 4:31:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS M5A78-M/USB3 AM3+

Pros: Great motherboard, It ran very well the first time i turned it on, with installed 16 gigs of kingston 1600 hyperX genises ram. / AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-core 3.5GHZz (4.1GHz Turbo) processor. / 500 GB hard drive. Was able to load windows,drivers,anti-virus all without any problems I.Love this board.

Cons: None so for.

Other Thoughts: I've built several ASUS "intel" motherboards over the years,and have always had great success. I decided to build an ASUS "AMD" motherboard system and am very glad that i did. Plan to build three more.

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  • Y G.
  • 8/1/2014 8:08:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA good motherboard

Pros: Really happy from this piece, really beautiful, easy to handle, clean and nothing broken. :)

Cons: None yet.

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  • Ronald M.
  • 7/27/2014 4:45:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget motherboard

Pros: Worked with my AMD FX-8320 out of the box, supported G.SKILL Ripjaws (2 X 4GB). Upgrade went seamless - except the DVI and HDMI didn't work for a dual monitor solution on the motherboard. I had an older GPU that was easy to insert.

Cons: The onboard graphics didn't support dual-monitors.

Other Thoughts: Good budget board for a micro-ATX installation.

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  • Xavier j.
  • 7/24/2014 7:51:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAsus M5A78L-M

Pros: It fit very snug into my case which is an old case but it was all installed very well and there were no problems installing it!

Cons: only small problem which is fixable is when you install the motherboard , and start up your PC at first it was a bit glitchy in the sense that it was an outdated motherboard but with the Cd that comes with it. after installing all the new software for it, runs like a jet :]

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 9:30:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, great company, great price!

Pros: I've bought at least 20 of these and haven't had a problem with a single one.

Cons: No SATA III, Just SATA II

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