ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

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  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 Chipset
  • AMD AM3+ Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR3-2000 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III 6 Ports
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 & 1 x PCI Slot
  • Realtek ALC 887 Audio Codec
  • Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN
  • Hybrid CrossFireX Support
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ASUS M5A78L-M Plus overview

  • 1Description

Built with a USB 3.0 controller, the M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support the micro-ATX form factor. This 9.0 x 9.6" motherboard supports AMD FX, Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron 100 Series processors, the AM3+ socket, and the AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 chipset.

The micro-ATX form factor of the M5A78L-M PLUS has eight DIMM slots that are able to support up to 32GB of both ECC and non-ECC unbuffered dual-channel memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 2000 (OC), 1866 (OC), 1800 (OC), 1600 (OC), 1333, and 1066 MHz. There are also a total of six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports. Additionally, there is one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot, and one PCI slot. USB 3.0 connectivity is integrated with two Type-A ports on the back panel and two at mid-board, as well as four USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel and another four at mid-board. Using the Realtek ALC887 High Definition audio codec, this motherboard can support 8-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.

The M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Motherboard is equipped integrated ATI Radeon 3000 graphics that has access to 1GB of shared memory. Video may be output to external displays using either the HDMI, DVI-D, or VGA ports at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz. There is also support for Hybrid CrossFireX. ASUS has also designed this motherboard with features such as an EPU-4 Engine, Gigabit Ethernet, anti-surge protection, ESD guards, Fan Xpert, EZ Flash 2, and more. This motherboard includes an I/O Shield and two SATA III 6 Gb/s cables. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

AMD FX /Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series Processors (Socket AM3+)
This motherboard supports AMD AM3+ multi-core processors with L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rates up to 5200 MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the 32nm manufacturing process
EPU-4 Engine
The ASUS EPU, a power saving engine, has been upgraded to a 4-engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. The EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives, and CPU cooler fan, helping save power and money
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and helps prevent 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
A special low-radiation design helps shield you from harmful electromagnetic exposure by eliminating some of the radiation
1. Radiation Deduction Design helps minimize harmful electromagnetic radiation output with a circuit design to cancel electrical charges
2. The Radiation Moat Design effectively blocks radiation to help prevent discharge spread
Protect Your Computer with ESD Guards. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions can happen while plugging or unplugging any USB peripherals, causing damage to the computer. ASUS ESD Guards clamp the ESD voltage and shunt the majority of the ESD current away for a more reliable computing environment
USB 3.0
Experience fast data transfers with USB 3.0. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components
FAN Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC's loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment
EZ-Flash 2
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
Eight Channel High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound on your PC using the onboard 8-channel HD audio codes that enables high-quality 192 kHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing, retasking functions, and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners via your headphone while playing a multi-channel network game
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
UPC: 889349413081
In the Box
ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS M5A78L-M Plus specs

    Chipset AMD 760G/SB710
    CPU Socket AM3+
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI 
    1 x DVI-D 
    1 x VGA 
    Audio 3 x 3.5 mm
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit
    PS/2 1 x Combo
    Memory Slots 4 x 240-Pin
    Memory Support DDR3 1066, 1333, 1600, 1800, 1866, 2000 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 32 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    ECC Support Non-ECC, ECC Unbuffered
    Storage Expansion
    SATA 6 x SATA II
    M.2 None
    U.2 None
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 10
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support Hybrid AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin System
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 4-Pin CPU
    LED Header None
    Audio 1 x S/PDIF
    1 x Speaker
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS
    Legacy 1 x Serial
    ROM 16 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC887 (8-Channel)
    Wi-Fi None
    Form Factor Micro-ATX
    Dimensions 9.0 x 9.6" / 22.9 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 10.3 x 2.1"

    ASUS M5A78L-M Plus reviews

    M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very valuable motherboard for the price I can install any Linux OS I want on this motherboard (doesn't say its Windows 10 compatible but I wouldn't see why it couldn't, haven't tested). The only cons are no heatsink on the VRMs. Can be solved by using thermal paste and your own heatsinks if overclocking. Second con: legacy bios only. No UEFI support provided yet in firmware upgrade by ASUS. Other thoughts: Haven't even upgraded the bios.
    Date published: 2016-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to build This replaced an AM3 motherboard keeping the same CPU, an AM3 AMD Phenom II X6 1100T. It serves as a 4K HTPC with a GTX 1050 video card. This motherboard being AM3+ allows upgrade to much powerful processors. I have 2 pairs of DDR3 ram sticks for a total of 4, each pair a different brand (Patriot and AData). During installation, for some reason, the system wouldn't boot when one pair is in slots 1-2 and the other in 3-4. Switching the slots worked. So far, motherboard has been great. Installed Windows 10 on it using Windows 7 key.
    Date published: 2017-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Add Video for Windows 10 This doesn't have UEFI Bios, but it fits a microATX case and the PCIe 1x (2.0) slot is on the sensible side of the video card slot. Isn't ever going to be as screaming fast as a new board with DDR4 and latest processor, but will take a good DirectX 11 or 12 video card. Add a SATA III card to that 1x slot, an FX processor and as much DDR3 (look for single rank) as you want, and you've got a very serviceable PC. Using it now.
    Date published: 2018-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Quality and alignment was very good, running windows 10 without issues. Please note the on board video is not extravagant (that is clear in the spec sheet) I will likely use a video card later on. I wanted a good inexpensive stable board and so far no issues at all.
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good motherboard Trabaja muy bien con un fx 8350 16gb hyper x ram y Radeon 380.
    Date published: 2018-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product !!! No problems will purchase from them again Tks.
    Date published: 2018-11-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from For me it didint work Dont like producket
    Date published: 2018-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy order quick easy order.
    Date published: 2018-09-18
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