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

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  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series
  • DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066

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  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews
  • 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

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.


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.


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+ 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+ 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!

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Learn more about the ASRock FM2A78M-HD+

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ASRock FM2A78M-HD+

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2016 5:56:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MoBo, Slight Complaint

Pros: I have had very few problems with this board (see cons) and am very happy with it. It works well with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, 15.10, LinuxMint 17.3, Elementary OS 0.3.2, & Fedora 23) and Windows 7. The price is great. I would definitely buy again.

Cons: The only con I have is that one of the integrated USB 3.0 ports appears to have gone bad. The other still works well though and I have no need currently for more than the one. Not worth taking off a star for.

Edit: I've been able to get the port to work *sometimes*. It doesn't seem to like USB 3 devices, but I haven't bothered to mess with it enough to actually know.

Other Thoughts: This board works well with Linux. I recommend it.

Edit: I've now been using the board with Ubuntu 15.10 since late October. I've also played around with LinuxMint 17.3 & Fedora 23. The Mobo is solid.

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  • Andrew D.
  • 10/26/2015 11:55:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Worst Cust Service Ever

Pros: I am still waiting for an RMA Request. I sent my 2nd one for this board. 3 weeks later still waiting. Pros this customer of mine hasn't had her computer very long as it wasn't working properly from day one. Pros of this board is none and don't waste your time emailing ASROCK as they will not get back to you. No support number either.

Cons: Everything about the board. It worked then had issues with the HDD and RAM and now the board died. It was working then somehow a corrupted BIOS or Locked BIOS happened. I repair and build computers and this board is making me look bad as this lady has had it in my shop more than she used it.

Other Thoughts: I have other ASROCK Boards and may never do business with them again as I am still waiting for them to get back to me. I have sent out 2 RMA Requests and nothing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We always do our best to support customers. Unfortunately, it does not meet your needs.
However, we do reply both email and phone promptly except on week-end and holidays.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us at 909-590-8308 or
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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  • Jared O.
  • 3/25/2015 7:16:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid!

Pros: Solid board A78 chipset, USB 3.0, for that price?

Can't go wrong! save yourself 40.00+$$$ and pass over those "gaming" boards for this!

Cons: None

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  • Michael D.
  • 3/9/2015 8:56:56 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGrounding Issue Front USB Ports

Pros: I have purchased a handful of these motherboards to install into various towers I build for my clients. For sometime they seem to perform well. But lately I am having issues which I will explain below. Besides that it seemed they were a decent board for the money.

Cons: I have been having customers complain that when they plug any type of USB device into the front ports, the system grounds out and reboots itself.

I have since replaced the computer cases and power supplies on these affected desktops and they are still having the grounding issue. After looking through the other reviews on this motherboard, it seems someone else is having a grounding issue as well. So I can now suspect that it must be a defect with this motherboard? So now I am stuck with do I purchase completely different motherboards for these computer towers or look for RMA? However I am dealing with the same boards I got recently and ones from over a year ago. So there must be a product defect which hasn't been addressed yet?

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  • Scott T.
  • 2/3/2015 5:49:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board!

Pros: Very great micro atx board. Using it with the athlon x4 760k for a bit, until I can get a better cpu and board. This board and the cpu will go in a desktop upgrade. It's a great board.

Cons: First board came in DOA, which I contacted ASRock support and got great help. Returned the dead board, and the new one shipped in a weird box, but worked

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  • Aaron C.
  • 1/16/2015 12:56:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard!! Works Perfectly for moderate graphics and intense

Pros: 3-way video/monitor support, USB 3.0, works great for moderate to heavy graphics processing, and has tons of options!!

Cons: USB3.0 drivers were difficult to install

Other Thoughts: Great board, and price was amazing

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  • KPF C.
  • 1/3/2015 10:38:20 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks are deceiving

Pros: 1. Nice BIOS
2. Looks like a Gigabyte

Cons: 1. Driver Issues
2. Driver Issues
3. Horrid Tech Support

Other Thoughts: I bought this motherboard hoping to put my A8 6600K in. It was cheap and I was told Asrock was okay. Was I ever mistaken. To start off the shipping took ages to get to my house. Then once I finally got it, I tried to install windows 8 and it would not work. I had done it on other computers and motherboards with ease with the same copy. After hours and hours of work I could not get it to work. After that I decided to call them, they do not have phone tech service. I did a email and it told me that they would not be able to answer me until the 4th and I'm sure it would take ages to reply.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Mainboard supports Windows 8/8.1.
All supported drivers can be download at link below or can be installed from ASRock driver DVD disc.
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at 909-590-8308 or We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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  • Craig O.
  • 11/24/2014 9:10:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdefective

Pros: NONE - the motherboard was defective!

Cons: None of the inputs on the north bridge of the motherboard work. No USB, no on-board video, network, sound, etc.

Other Thoughts: If you buy one - Good Luck

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. AsRock mainboards are fully tested to assure that they're working before shipped. Unfortunately, due to nature of electronic product, it can happen. However, pre-trouble shooting can be done by below steps; remove the mainboard from inside computer to outside. You can place the mainboard on empty mainboard box, check the CPU then reseat the CPU, inserts 1 memory module only to A1 slot, clear CMOS and try again. In some cases, power supply causes the system to instability or even no post due to not providing enough power. There’s a good chance to swap a power supply to test. If still having same issues please contact our Tech Support at 909-590-8308. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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  • Ivan G.
  • 11/12/2014 9:43:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCame in DOA

Pros: Cant say...but I hear its had great features like humidity protections and OCing software. But, I wouldnt know since its NOT working for me

Cons: Cant say...I mean this is ASROCK...sooo...I guess ordering from that brand was the con?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear mainboard has DOA.
We are more than happy to resolve the issue you having.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard if it's resolved.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and cooler.
Test with single memory module.
Reconnect 24 + 4 pins ATX power to mainbaord and try again.
If problem stillpersist, please contact us with detail problem description at We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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4 out of 5 eggsNot the best but not the worst motherboard

Pros: Cheap and it booted up with no problems.

Cons: Could not get the ram to run at 1866 speed it was made for. Was expecting better from my past experience with ASrock boards

Other Thoughts: Spend a few more bucks and get the more advanced model ASrock board.

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