Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Motherboard

Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Motherboard

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  • Suitable For Desktop
  • AMD 760G
  • Data Rate DDR3
  • Maximum RAM Capacity 8
  • Form Factor: Micro-ATX
In The Box
Sales Package
  • User Manual, I/O Shield, 2 x SATA Cables, Motherboard, Drive Disk
  • Asus
Model ID
  • M5A78L-M LX PLUS
Form Factor
  • Micro-ATX
Socket Type
  • AM3+
Compatible Processors
  • Athlon IIX2 Series Processor, Athlon IIX3 Series Processor, Athlon IIX4 Series Processor, Athlon X2 Processor, FX-4100 Processor, FX-4170 Processor, FX-6100 processor, FX-8100 Processor, FX-8120 Series Processor, FX-8150 Processor, Phenom IIX2 Series Processor, Phenom IIX3 Series Processor, Phenom IIX4 Series Processor, Phenom IIX6 Series Processor, Sempron 140 Processor, Sempron 145 Processor, Sempron 150 Processor, Sempron 180 Processor
  • AMD 760G, AMD SB710
Chipset Manufacturer
  • AMD
Number of Memory Slots
  • 2 Slots
Memory Configuration
  • 8 DDR3 Dual Channel DIMM
Memory Frequency
  • 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1600(O.C) MHz, 1866(O.C) MHz
ECC Support
  • ECC
Buffered Memory
  • Unbuffered
SATA 3 Gb/s
  • AMD SB710
RAID Controller
  • AMD SB710
RAID Configurations
  • 0, 1, 10, JBOD
Integrated Graphics card
  • ATI Radeon HD 3000 GPU
Audio Codec
  • Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
  • 8
Audio Features
  • High Definition Audio
Ethernet Controller
  • Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN
Ethernet Features
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
  • 1
PCIe x1 Slots, Generation
  • 2, 2
PCIe x16 Slots, Generation
  • 1, 2
Internal I/o Headers
SATA 3 Gb/s Headers
  • 6
USB 2.0 Headers
  • 3
Fan Headers
  • 1 (Processor Fan Headers), 1 (System Fan Headers)
Front Panel Headers
  • 1
Other Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power Connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power Connector, 1 x Internal Speaker Connector, 1 x System Panel, 1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Back Panel Ports
USB 2.0 Ports, Controller
  • 4
VGA/D Sub Ports
  • 1
Audio I/O Channels
  • 3
RJ-45 Ethernet Jacks
  • 1
  • 2
General Features
  • Overclocking Protection: ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Support CDs
  • Drivers, ASUS PC Probe II, ASUS Update
Bundled Software
  • Anti-virus Software (OEM Version)
  • 16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.5, ACPI V2.0a
  • Supports CPU up to 125 W, System Bus: Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0, VGA Output Support: RGB Port, Supports RGB With maximum Resolution of 2560 x 1440 at 75 Hz, Maximum Shared Memory of 1024 MB for Integrated Graphics Card, Hybrid CrossFireX Support, Supports DirectX 10, Non-ECC
Advanced Technologies
  • EPU, Anti-surge, Core Unlocker, 100% High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors, AMD Cool n Quiet Technology, ErP Ready, EZ Flash 2
Advanced Features
  • ASUS Power Design: ASUS EPU-4 Engine, Turbo Key, ASUS Exclusive Features: Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution: ASUS Q-Fan, ASUS EZ DIY: ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS MyLogo 2
  • 244 x 203 mm
Domestic Term
  • 3 Years Asus India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Warranty Summary
  • Customer contacts 1800-2090-365 for support
Covered in Warranty
  • During the Limited Warranty Period, Asus will, at its sole discretion, repair or replace any defective component. All spare-parts or module removed under this limited Warranty become the property of Asus.
Not Covered in Warranty
  • Warranty invalid if damage/dysfunction caused by improper handling/usage, destruction. Warranty invalid if serial label is removed, broken Warranty invalid if disassembly by end-user or non-ASUS-authorized repair centres. This Limited Warranty does not cover any software applications or programs non-Asus products or non-Asus branded peripherals.
Warranty Service Type
  • On Site (Based on the location)
Ratings & Reviews
6 Ratings &
2 Reviews
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

NOTE: Motherboard specs

2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer to 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 suppor...


Feb, 2013

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A good baseline for a standard gaming PC or HTPC.

Upgraded to this board after using M4A785D-M PRO. May probably sound like a downgrade but 125W AM3+ CPU support makes it future-proof. Can install upto 3.6GHz 8-core FX processor, including a lot of Phenom II's and Athlon II's.

The 8GB DDR3 max memory limit, onboard radeon 3000HD (not a good graphics solution) and lack of USB 3.0 are some downsides.

On the bright side, it has realtime OverClocking (TurboKey - This totally works), Efficient power saving mode(EPU-4; and it does work!), multi...

Rangan Das

May, 2012

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