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ASRock FM2A78M-HD+ 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 1866/1600/1333/1066
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  • Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
  • All Solid Capacitor Design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2133
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI
  • Supports AMD Dual Graphics
  • Integrated AMD Radeon™ R7/R5 Series Graphics in A-series APU
  • Graphics Output Options : D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
  • 6 x SATA3, 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear), 8 x USB 2.0
  • Supports A-Style, A-Tuning, XFast LAN, XFast RAM, X-Boost, Easy Driver Installer, Fan-Tastic Tuning, USB Key
FM2A78M-HD+

FM2 / FM2+ APU Support

This motherboard is compatible with both AMD FM2 and FM2+ APUs. Please note that some new features may be only supported by FM2+ APUs.


FM2A78M-HD+

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 name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist 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 of short circuit. 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.


FM2A78M-HD+
FM2A78M-HD+

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.


FM2A78M-HD+ Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support

This ASRock motherboard supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth of the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, thus providing ultimate graphics performance.

Get PCI-E 3.0 Benefits

  • Higher bit rate - 8.0GTps
  • Higher bandwidth per lane - 1GBps
  • Higher efficiency - 98.5% encoding efficiency
  • 100% backward compatible with previous PCI-E 2.0 / 1.0 standard

FM2A78M-HD+
FM2A78M-HD+ 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 automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 15.77% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU can become a near one-button process.
FM2A78M-HD+
FM2A78M-HD+ A-Tuning

A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including EZ OC, Auto Tuning, XFast LAN, XFast RAM, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
FM2A78M-HD+ 4K / 2K

4K is a new standard for display resolutions with a minimum of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p format and four times as many pixels overall. Get ready to lose yourself in this eye popping virtual reality.

*Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096 x 2160 resolution display via HDMI port.
FM2A78M-HD+ Triple Monitor

Graphics, graphics and even more graphics! You've demanded for more eye candy, so this motherboard supports Triple Monitor. You may choose up to three display interfaces from the rear I/O to connect monitors and use them simultaneously without installing another graphics card.
FM2A78M-HD+ Easy Driver Installer

For users that 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 that installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the Internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!
FM2A78M-HD+ USB Key

In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
FM2A78M-HD+ Fan-Tastic Tuning

Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the graph. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
FM2A78M-HD+ UEFI Tech Service

Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.
FM2A78M-HD+ OMG

Limit and control your children's time spent on the Internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) technology allows you to establish an Internet curfew or restrict Internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other users.
FM2A78M-HD+ Dehumidifier

Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
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FM2A78M-HD+ Restart to UEFI

Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
FM2A78M-HD+ FM2A78M-HD+ XFast RAM

ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. It shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
FM2A78M-HD+ FM2A78M-HD+ XFast LAN

When Internet Explorer loads very slowly for no clear reason, it's usually due to inefficient management. ASRock is rolling out super efficient web management in the motherboard industry. XFast LAN is a convenient tool that controls Internet related applications easily and efficiently. Creating a perfect Internet environment, all you need is a smart manager. ASRock XFast LAN allows you to enjoy more speed, easier multitasking, enhanced multimedia experience, and more – all without weighing you down.
FM2A78M-HD+ HDMI™ - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jody W.
  • 9/10/2014 2:17:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Cheap Mother Board

Pros: USB 3.0
PCI-E 3.0

Cons: The dimm slots for the ram a bit wide, for instance a ever so slightly touched the ram while the system was running and it moved just enough to cut power to it.

So I have an APU a10-5800k running with its stock cooler, 2 4gb dimms of 1600mhz ram, a 500watt 80 plus psu and a 60gb ssd.

With that cofig running eyefinity will not output 1080p 60hz correctly to my monitor it scales its self down but it works just fine over vga. Not a huge complaint just annoying.

My last complaint is the back plate for the processor gets so hot that it make the processor stay hot, however for a temporary fix until I can get a case with a fan slot back there I removed the side panel of my case and zip-tied a 120mm fan from the top of the case and now my processor stays around 10c cooler.

Other Thoughts: The front panel connectors should be placed below all of the pci slots.

Other wise its a great board and I hope to get another few years out of it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2014 12:32:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good.

Pros: -A lot of features
-USB 3.0
-It stays cooled at 35-40°C all the time with only one fan.
-So far this motherboard is great.

Cons: -None so far.

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  • Bill N.
  • 8/14/2014 11:36:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood mobo

Pros: Everything works.

Cons: PCI-E 3.0 is very close to the PCI express, so for those who plan to add a wifi adapter, be mindful of the size of your graphics card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2014 8:37:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything I need.

Pros: - Cheapest FM2/FM2+ board with a Bolton D3 or higher chipset.
- VGA, DVI and HDMI ports (why some manufacturers are making FM2 boards without an HDMI port is beyond me. I am only using the integrated graphics on the APU for this HTPC).
- PCI-e 3.0, PCI-e, and PCI slots.
- Decent overclocking features in the BIOS if you are interested in doing so.
- All of the other bells and whistles one would like on a cheap board.

Cons: Software that comes on the install CD is outdated and a bit buggy with Windows 7 64-bit.

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  • James J.
  • 7/21/2014 7:32:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGrounding Issue

Pros: This is a small, inexpensive board with lots of features

Cons: I'll start this by saying I gave this board every chance to defend itself. But I'm zero for three, and this board is garbage. When I first bought it, it started up normally, except that would build up a charge on the front USB ports. It seems that it is not grounded properly (and yes, I did assemble the board in the case the right way). Whenever I touched the port (not inserted) with a USB key it would spark and instantly restart the computer. I tried soldering a grounding wire to the case from the USB port and still had the same issue, and could see with a multimeter that the computer generated a charge on what should have been ground on the ports.

Because it was the front USB ports, I tried replacing the case and power supply. Unfortunately, that didn't change anything at all, so I decided to replace the bad board with an identical one. What surprised me was the second board was worse! With the second board, I still had the same grounding issue, but it also would not display video through it's DVI port! At this point, I tried sending the board to ASRock, and they replaced it with another board that had a working video port, but it still had the same grounding issue on the front USB port. ASRock took more than 30 days to figure out their issues so I could no longer get an RMA from Newegg, and ASRock refused to refund me for selling me garbage.

Ultimately, I had to eat the cost of this board and bought a new MSI to replace it. I would do my best to persuade others to purchase another board. It would be one thing to have one lemon in the batch, but zero for three is a terrible record.

Other Thoughts: I'm really surprised that ASRock is selling this board if I can get three boards with exactly the same issue. (and one without video). Also, I'm frustrated with ASRock that they are refusing to admit that they have sold me disfunctional merchandise. My MSI board works just fine in the same machine with the same PSU, it is definitely ASRock's fault. Because of my experience with ASRock's customer service, I will probably avoid them altogether in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
2 x mainboards had been received from returned.
Run the test on mainboards, plug USB drives to front USB ports over 20 times, but still couldn’t duplicate the symptom on these boards.
If possible, please test with another chassis USB connector to check if the symptom still occurs.
If you have any technical inquiry or warranty questions 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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  • Anonymous
  • 7/10/2014 10:53:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo longer supports DDR3 2133?!?

Pros: Still boots

Cons: Said (past tense) it supported 2133 memory when I bought it and the chips I bought were in the supported list. Now their website said it supports up to 1866 memory and my memory is gone off supported list. I have been experiencing poor performance and power downs during gaming even with low cpu temps. I have already had a burnt (smoke) board replaced by ASRock. The replacement is worse. That on top of the memory support mysteriously changing after a few months makes this the worst board/company I've ever used. I will not buy another product from this company.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Unfortunately, due to limitation of hardware design, 2133 memory would be no longer supported.
However, we have stated that product specification will be subject to change without notice in advance.
For more information, please visit " http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A75M-HD+/?cat=Specifications ".
If you have any technical inquiry or warranty question in the future 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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  • James C.
  • 6/23/2014 6:30:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0 Driver failure - 3rd post

Pros: The board has a lot of features

Cons: My third post, after trying even the latest suggestion. I removed all of the "all-in-one drivers" and installed the most recent from ASRocks' web site. No help. The USB 3.0 drivers for the front port, which I assume uses a different controller still does not work for Windows 8.1. As I noted previously, everything works when using Windows 7 or Windows 8 so I find it hard to believe it is a material failure. What changed in the upgrade to make the front USB 3.0 ports stop working?

Other Thoughts: I can't recommend this board to anyone until ASRock fixes this issue

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please also check rear USB 3.0 is working due to rear and front USB 3.0 are same controller.
We install Windows 8.1 Pro (retail version) and USB 3.0 front ports work normally without installing any drivers (Windows 8.1 has already built-in).
However, tested with both Windows 8.1 built-in driver and AMD all in driver (AMD all in 1 driver ver:8.0.916.0) and all front/back USB 3.0 ports work normally.
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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  • James C.
  • 6/18/2014 8:02:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0 Driver failure - 2nd post

Pros: As noted previously, it has a lot of good features

Cons: Since my last post and your response I was contacted by ASRock's tech support(Eric). After a couple of emails and suggested fixes this is what Eric stated "Last thing I can suggest you is roll back to window 8 or exchange different mainboard model". I also tried the new all-in-one drivers, but, this didn't help. Eric did say this was an 8.1 issue, but you advertise that it is 8.1 ready. Also I don't want to return the board and pay shipping fees and other costs and then reload 8.1 again. Is Eric suggesting I get another board made by ASRock or get one from a different supplier? I suggested to simply send me one that works and I will dispose of this one as it has no scalability.

Other Thoughts: I had to drop an egg

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the USB 3.0 drivers related issue, Please uninstall the AMD All in 1 driver.
Download and install the "AMD all in 1 driver" at link below.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A78M-HD+/?cat=Download&os=Win8a64
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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  • James C.
  • 6/14/2014 8:53:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUSB Driver failure

Pros: It has all of the features that most would want for an entry board as other reviews have noted

Cons: The USB 3 front ports (I have 2 on my Rosewill Line-M case) do not work with Windows 8.1. It mentions a driver conflict. I loaded a clean install of Windows 7 and later Windows 8 and they there were no issues. I have requested support from ASRock with no response so far. Let's hope I receive one before the 30 day refund limit times out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the Windows 8.1, please download and install the AMD all in 1 driver at link below.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A78M-HD+/?cat=Download&os=Win8a64
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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  • Kasee J.
  • 5/27/2014 4:40:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap But Functional

Pros: - USB 3.0
- PCIe 3.0
- 3 Display Outputs
- Easy Disk-less Driver Install

Cons: - 1 Chassis Fan Header
- Front Panel Header Placement

Other Thoughts: This board has a lot of features at a low price point. USB 3.0 is nice (although I am still having driver issues), PCIe 3.0 is great for if you want to plug a graphics card in later or other add-in cards, and 3 display outputs means eyefinity without a dedicated card. Now for software features. The Easy Driver Installer works great if you don't have an optical drive, and the Fan-Tastic Tuning can be really useful. However, X-Boost completely breaks my computer, and I notice no difference with the fast boot setting on. The fact that this motherboard only has one chassis fan header really sucks if you put this board in a case with a lot of fans. For the price of a fan controller, you could probably get a better board with more fan headers. The other issue I have with the physical board is the placement of the front panel header. It is on one side of the board, while the USB 3.0 and most of the USB 2.0 headers are on the other side. It would have looked better and been easier to cable manage if the front panel header was with the other headers that typically end up going to the front of the case.

This is a cheap board, and while it has a lot of features, the entire product could have been a bit better executed. Still though, if you are looking for a cheap board that gets the job done, this will work well.

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