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

  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Griffin M.
  • 7/20/2014 6:26:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus A78M-A

Pros: Perfectly sufficient for a lower-end budget build that I was targeting. No issues to speak of and typical Asus quality. First experience with UEFI and it was very straightforward.

Cons: none

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Windows 7 Home Premium

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  • Robert S.
  • 7/17/2014 2:20:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not count on the Rebate

Pros: the board is ok

Cons: They denied my rebate because they didn't like the Newegg becuase it doesn't have the date on the same page as the items, I even emailed them a screen shot of it and they ignored me, very upsetting. They do not respect their customers.

Other Thoughts: After years of purchasing thousands of dollars of Asus products I am going to switch to another manufactuer

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  • David S.
  • 7/9/2014 9:23:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Love the HDMI out with Audio and graphics. using A6 processor with built in graphics. The new Bios is very slick and user friendly. Can boot to windows 8 in a matter of seconds

Cons: none yet but i haven't had a chance to use it that much

Other Thoughts: i am using it for an HTPC, I had a heck of time trying to determine the features different in other models. they all looked pretty much identical.

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  • Stanislaus K.
  • 6/27/2014 4:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS MOTHERBOARD FM2+

Pros: Work Great! On the first try! I like it a lot!

Cons: No Cons! Read other thoughts!

Other Thoughts: Some customers are having difficulty getting video to work with certain boards and cpu combos. From their description they said tech support was baffled. I think I know what is going on. If you buy a FM1, FM2 or FM2+ motherboard.... even though it has a vga, hdmi and dvi ports on it doesn't mean it has integrated graphics. The graphics are on the processor...BUT ONLY ON SOME processors!... If you get an FM1, FM2 or FM2+ processor that says its an APU... that doesn't always mean its has graphics on the processor. I see the Athlon for this socket type doesn't have integrated graphics on the processor, also some of the low end A4 APU's don't even have integrated graphics on the Chip. Make sure your A4 or higher APU states it has HD6000, HD7000 or HD8000 series graphics on the processor or you WILL NEED a separate video card to get video on your monitor. The FM line of boards do not have a video processor built onto the motherboard even though the ports are there...., so be sure you buy the right Processor that states it HAS HD VIDEO included.

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  • Barry S.
  • 6/14/2014 7:40:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo RAID array

Pros: Low price

Cons: Unable to create RAID1 array

Other Thoughts: Unable to create a RAID1 array with two Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB disks, while using a Samsung Evo 840 128G SSD system drive. When using the RAID setting for the SATA chip in the BIOS, Windows 7 just bluescreens. Reverting to AHCI allows Windows to boot, but no RAID array. The ASUS utilities were useless. I've update the BIOS too.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are unable to create a RAID configuration. I would be happy to help in this case. When you have the chance, please contact me through email. Within the subject line, please include the serial number of the motherboard. 3775908.

Thanks,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Angelo T.
  • 6/6/2014 9:51:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus makes great mobos

Pros: Got this board for a customer build and all went well.

Cons: none

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  • Eric O.
  • 5/28/2014 8:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't post with just apu

Pros: Small

Cons: Didn't post with just APU

Other Thoughts: I called asus, they told me this mobo didn't need a gpu, my psu was good, my ram was verified, though they still blamed the ram. Called amd, said ram should never be an issue, said it was either the apu or mobo.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review.

I am sorry that your computer is giving you issues. When you have the time, please contact me through email, including your computer component list and any troubleshooting steps tried. My email contact is cl-mark@asus.com. Hopefully soon we can figure out a solution to this case. 3749722.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Eric P.
  • 5/21/2014 6:24:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Pick

Pros: - 4x RAM Slots on a Micro ATX
- Easy Setup
- Solid and Stable
- Feature Rich BIOS. OC friendly.
- BIOS GUI is Keyboard & Mouse friendly.
- BIOS supports 8 User profiles AND the ability for a user to leave notes on just about any setting for future reference.

Cons: Couldn't get CPU temperature readings with Core Temp, or other vitals from HWmonitor, but I was able to get some good info from AMD Overdrive. Clearly this isn't a "con" but its worth noting.

Other Thoughts: Good board. Its too early to tell totally for sure, but I've been burning it in for the past 24 hours, and it preforms like a champ. Setup was really simple, First BIOS update was crazy simple via USB Flash. The BIOS configuration options are rich, and useful. Overclocking is a breeze. Paired with and AMD APU this makes for a great budget to mid/range build. With Windows 7 Pro 64, my finished system boots in about 18 seconds.

CPU - AMD A8-6600K w/Radeon HD 8570D
HSF - Stock HSF
GOO - ARCTIC MX-4
PSU - Rosewill Stallion RD400-2-SB 400W
RAM - Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
SSD - PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB 2.5" 120GB

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  • Glen V.
  • 5/12/2014 6:14:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great, easy install.

Cons: Looks like ASUS didn't receive my paperwork for $10 rebate, I heard a lot of people had problems with this, I guess I'm out $10 :(

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  • Kevin H.
  • 5/4/2014 7:42:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs ok so far, good price.

Cons: After driver installation, I could not get it to output from the HDMI port at all. So I'm stuck with VGA. Maybe this is AMD's fault, but I'm not sure. It's weird because it'll output from HDMI at 1080p just fine with no video driver installed at all.
What's worse: I could not get my wifi adapter to work for the life of me, and was ready to blame the adapter. I went to re-seat the adapter in case that was the problem, and THE WHOLE PCIEx1 HEADER CAME OFF! I was very gentle! Now I'm wondering about the integrity of the rest of the solder joints... I really don't feel like reflowing this thing. Very disappointed in ASUS now.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

When you have the time, please contact me through email regarding this case. Included in the message, please include the serial number of the unit, and if possible, a picture of where the damage on the motherboard is at. 3674987.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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