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ASRock FM2A78M-ITX+ FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
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The ASRock FM2A78M-ITX+ motherboard delivers performance, features, and quality at a great price. It's based on an AMD A78 (Bolton D3) chipset and supports an FM2+ 95W/FM2 100W processor. This motherboard is built to be stable and durable with a solid-capacitor design, and a high-density glass-fabric PCB that resists humidity. Turbocharge the performance with just one key with X-Boost technology. Experience blistering data transfer through the native SATA III and USB 3.0 technology. Download a variety of apps via ASRock APP Shop. The acclaimed ASRock XFast RAM and XFast LAN are also included, for a fast, smooth experience in both local operation and online surfing.

  • newegg HDMI-In: The Smart Way to Connect Your Devices Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one and only monitor? From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device (such as a PS3 or Xbox) to the motherboard’s HDMI-In port. With HDMI-In, users may conveniently toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without powering on the computer.
  • newegg High-Density Glass-Fabric PCB What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water – H2O, humidity, or whatever you’d like to call it. And even though you do not see the water, there may actually be lots of excessive moisture in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the Wicked Witch of the West, but it dies from short-circuiting. Luckily, ASRock has a new High-Density Glass-Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
  • newegg All Solid Capacitor Design ASRock is determined to use high quality materials to build the best motherboards, that's why all the capacitors on this motherboard are built with 100% solid capacitors. These solid capacitors bring long-lasting durability and ultra-stable performance.
  • newegg X-Boost Brilliantly designed for smart overclocking, ASRock X-Boost Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will then automatically overclock the relative components to get a performance boost of up to 15.77%! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking the CPU becomes a nearly one-button process!
  • newegg DTS Connect Tired of listening to crappy audio that makes your ears bleed? Experience high-quality surround sound from your personal computer. DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC. It is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.
  • newegg Easy Driver Installer For users who don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI. It installs the LAN driver to your system via a USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the Internet – absolutely no CD or optical disk drive required!

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


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  • Harold M.
  • 3/25/2015 1:47:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat ITX Board

Pros: Great board for the money, HDMI In (for pass through) is a nice feature

Cons: Wish the HDMI In supported capturing

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a basic ITX board, this is it. I'm currently using this for an HTPC and it's been flawless. Highly recommended.

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  • lynn-kai c.
  • 12/4/2014 12:39:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdied after 2 months new

Pros: As people said, looks like a solid design with solid hardware. Lots of great connections.

Cons: Reliability. One day it worked, the next day comp wouldnt even post to bios.

Other Thoughts: In contact with asrock and I hope they can help in a timely fashion.

This board died on me after 2 months of off and on usage. Monday the comp worked, wednesday i turn it on and nothing. No mobo lights, no ethernet lights, the only thing that works in the comp are my fans. None of the video connections work. Never overclocked or tweaked. Running with a A10-7800 and bare minimum hardware since this is a compact, low power pc. Dont even have a discrete gpu on board.

Isnt asrock a part of the great asus? I knew asrock was budget but I didnt know it was Unreliable Budget Equipment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 2 months.
Please try below to check if its resolved the issue.
Turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
Test with single memory module.
If you have any technical issues please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Robert P.
  • 11/19/2014 6:35:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWrong Bios for 860k

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Shipped with Bios 1.30. I need Bios 1.60 to even boot my system. What a paper weight. I already contacted Asrock but after I gave my invoice, I didn't even hear back from them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with mainboard. As Always, we appreciate your purchase and review. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at user@asrockamerica.com
Please call at 909-590-8308 to send the BIOS chip with the version 1.60 right away
Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • William J.
  • 11/17/2014 5:21:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Nice MOBO. looks dependable and has a lot of features.

Cons: This mobo does not work with my 860K. Newegg failed to mention that this mobo does not work with the 860k unless the bios is at 1.6 (according to ASrock's website). Well newegg NEVER mentions that. they just say it fits an FM2 or FM2+ socket. Really sweet of you guys to leave the customer in the dark. Now I have to contact ASrock to have them send me an updated bios chip (which is removable). Wish I would've known this from the start.

Other Thoughts: I wouldnt be as mad if I wasn't serving overseas and now have to wait to order a new chip, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Due to the mainboard has been released before ivy bridge processor, the BIOS update is needed to fixing issue. In addition, we do not charge for the BIOS update. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at user@asrockamerica.com

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com
Phone 909-590-8308

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2014 7:37:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 workstation

Pros: Fun and fast build. Solid components in a tight package.

Cons: Driver CD stale
Only 1 clip per RAM slot

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  • Nathan C.
  • 10/29/2014 6:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY if you bought an X4 AMD CPU

Pros: Nice board for ITX. I was really hopeful. SUPPOSEDLY supports FM2+ chips. Read cons.
VERY IMPORTANT that you know what version of BIOS you're getting on the board, and that your cpu is on this list:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A78M-ITX+/?cat=CPU

Cons: The board is advertised as supporting FM2+ chips like the X4. However, it requires the absolute latest BIOS 1.6 which cannot be flashed without a working cpu. I'm not buying another cpu just to get this working!
Does ASROCK support swapping out the BIOS chip (which is removable) without charge to get the latest BIOS so it will work with this chip?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry for the issue with the BIOS.
Due to the mainboard has been released before some newer processors, the BIOS update is needed to recognizing the new processor.
However, we glad to ship out the BIOS chip if BIOS version does not meet the using processor.
Please verify that using processor with BIOS version requirement at link below.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A78M-ITX+/?cat=CPU
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at 909-590-8308 or http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Bobby T.
  • 9/28/2014 9:21:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Hardware, Lacking Software

Pros: Hardware appears to be solid.

Cons: Utility software is lacking. For example, with the Realtek sound drivers, it's missing some of the more advanced features that I enjoyed from the Gigabyte version from my last mobo (such as being able to simultaneously play over both speakers and headphones). Solutions appear to be having to manually edit the Windows registry, not quite too much fun.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The drivers are base on the chipset manufacturer that provided.
Mainboard’s drivers and utilities can be download at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A78M-ITX+/?cat=Download "
If you have any technical issues please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Al P.
  • 7/16/2014 3:32:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful board

Pros: This board is a fantastic choice for people who want to do APU computer setups. it has 2400 MHz RAM DIMM slots so you can ramp up the speed of an APU, it comes with USB 3.0 so you'll have great transfer speeds, the board is pretty nice and sturdy, PCI-E 16x 3.0 is a nice touch. Drivers were extremely easy to install and it came with Google Chrome, so no need to fish around for it on Internet Explorer. Hats off to the boys and girls over at ASRock, I really like this board a lot.

Cons: CPU Heatsink mounts are bolted in with plastic studs, slightly concerning.

Other Thoughts: The Motherboard comes with a foam mat underneath to keep the components from breaking during shipping, it's tucked neatly away in an anti-static bag and it comes with a manual, driver disk, and 2 SATA data cables, one of which has an angled tip.
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Everything about this board has my thumbs up, and for the price you can't go wrong here.

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  • Howard R.
  • 4/29/2014 9:33:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPLEX Server

Pros: I am currently using this board with my Server to run my PLEX software. This board is great. Small form factor while also offering 6 SATAs. It works nice and fast with no problems. I paired with this a SSD and 4 4TB drives and no problems yet. This machine is on 24/7

Cons: None yet

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  • Randall C.
  • 3/28/2014 6:22:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid board so far

Pros: Good price. Raid. Has been rock solid stable.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Running this with a 65w quad core A8-6500. Everything has worked flawlessly so far. Raid works well and getting great transfer speeds from the ssds. Absolutely no mem issues for myself that I've seen in other reviews (using G.Skill Ripjaws RAM).

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