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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Model: M5A78L-M/USB3 / Item No: 438664

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

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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 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

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.)/1333/1066 MHz 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.


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!

USB 3.0 support

Experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 – the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10 times faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.

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!!

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.

8-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.

C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

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.

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.

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.

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 consumptions. 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 environmental impacts.



  • CPU
    AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors 
    Supports CPU up to 140 W
    AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    AMD 760G (780L)/SB710
  • Memory
    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
    * AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency.
    * AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066MHz.
  • System Bus
    Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3
  • Graphic
    Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 GPU 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports *1
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 75 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support
  • Expansion Slots
    1 x PCIe x16 
    1 x PCIe x1 
    2 x PCI
  • Storage
    Built-in Controller : 
    6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
    Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD
  • LAN
    Realtek®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
  • Audio
    VIA VT1708S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • USB Ports
    Built-in Controller : 
    10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
    Built-in Controller : 
    2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
  • ROG Exclusive Features
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
  • Special Features
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    Turbo Key
    Core Unlocker
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Q-Fan 
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2
  • Back I/O Ports
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0 
    4 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
  • Internal I/O Ports
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x parallel port connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s)
  • Accessories
    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
  • BIOS
    16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.5, ACPI V2.0a
  • Support Disc
    ASUS PC Probe II
    ASUS Update 
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)
  • Form Factor
    uATX Form Factor 
    9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
  • Note
    *1: Support dual VGA output: HDMI & RGB, DVI & RGB.
    *2: Refer to www.amd.com for the Hybrid CrossFireX selected GPUs.


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