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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard

  • Processor Socket AM3+
  • High Definition Audio
  • Micro ATX Form Factor

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Manufacturer ID: M5A78L-M/USB3

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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard Product Description

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
AMD 760G (780L)/SB710
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz 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™ 3.0
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 *2
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
Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
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)
Overclocking Features Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
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)
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.5, ACPI V2.0a
Support Disc
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 )

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Technical Specifications

Supported RAM

Data Integrity Check Non-ECC, ECC
Max Size 16 GB
Technology DDR3
Bus Clock 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz
Speed PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC, ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture


Product Type Motherboard - micro ATX
Chipset Type AMD 760G / AMD SB710
Max Bus Speed 2600 MHz
Data Bus Transfer Rate 5.2 GT/s
Processor Socket Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( Maximum TDP 140 Watt )


Graphics Controller ATI Radeon HD 3000
Memory Allocation Technology Shared Video Memory (UMA)


Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec VIA VT1708S
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio


Network Controller Realtek RTL8111E
Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe x16 ¦ 2 x PCIe x1 ¦ 1 x PCI
Storage Interfaces AMD SB710 : SATA-300 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / JBOD
Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x DVI-D ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces 1 x serial ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x audio
Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector


BIOS Features DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.5 support
Hardware Features ASUS Q-Fan, C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, ASUS Turbo Key, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Core Unlocker, AMD Hybrid CrossFireX technology support


Cables Included 2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, ASUS Live Update, ASUS PC Probe 2, ASUS AI Suite II, ASUS AI Charger
Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
Width 24.4 cm
Depth 20.3 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years

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