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Motherboard

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

(13 Ratings, 3.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

  • M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3
  • 90MB0RB0-M0EAY0

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

AM3+

Form Factor

Micro ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

AMD A78

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1800
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2000

PCI-E x16 Slots

1

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

1

PCI Slots

1

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

0

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

No

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

No

RAID Support

No

Price History

    Reviews

    JCMsergox
    • 18 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build SideWinder - Humble Beginnings

    Drivers weren't compatible with Windows 10, and has almost no Overclocking potential, but it works.

    tl948
    • 15 points
    • 31 months ago

    from completed build First PC

    The Bios does look a little old fashioned. There is also only one fan slot so that is kind of annoying. I have no other complaints and looks very ascetically pleasing. Very solid mother board especially for the price. Mother board color matches nicely with my RAM.

    Nullarc77
    • 14 points
    • 9 months ago

    from completed build Grandparent's web browsing PC.

    Same story as the CPU. $10 after MIR.

    vossalex
    • 9 points
    • 27 months ago

    I really like this mobo. It has all of the features I wanted on the cheap with the exception of SATA III. The BIOS is simple to OC. Nice board.

    anord419
    • 8 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Budget PC - ItWorks

    It works well enough.

    LameGenie
    • 8 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build My Little Sister's First Desktop

    TERRIBLE BOARD!

    Not compatible with Windows 10

    Drivers for the board will not install

    Drivers for the graphics card will not install

    Not enough screw placements for sufficient support, or placed incorrectly

    Annoying I/O shield

    Dem0nflare
    • 6 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build MATX DIY

    I was desperately trying to get this board, but it was out of stock everywhere. Having a Fx-6300 this was really the only choice i had under 100 dollars with MATX that was not a crappy gigabyte brand one with terrible reviews. Luckily a Microcenter 3 hours away had like 40 of them and at the sale price of 40 bucks a week after Christmas. Beside for being super disappointing that it only does sata II and for some reason i still have a had time hitting sata ii read wright speeds with a sata III drive, but it could be unrelated to mobo.

    dingdongmycatisgone
    • 6 points
    • 16 months ago

    from completed build "Big Boy" V1

    I'm having issues this board where it seems I might have a CMOS battery issue straight out of the box, but it only occurs when I need to restart my computer. I also believe this board contributes to my PC being slow at startups in addition to possibly aiding in unexpected shut downs.

    It's a motherboard that works, for the most part, but it was not my first choice and I definitely would not have bought this if I had known more about building PCs when I got it. I originally wanted an ATX board from Gigabyte, but it was out of stock and I got stuck with this as a suggestion from an employee at the shop I was at.

    Update 2.11.2019: This motherboard's last BIOS update was issued in 2016. I would look for something newer and of higher quality, unless you are desperately needing a mobo. The price is tempting, but this is not a good choice for a long-term motherboard.

    Ryan_Padgham
    • 6 points
    • 1 month ago

    from completed build Pre-Built Christmas Machine

    I've heard that this motherboard has a tendency to fail for no reason, but for me it's lasted for some time, so I guess it's fine. Not really much to say about it.

    Update: I found out that this motherboard has a 4 pin connector and not an 8 pin connector, and the reason why this is so significant is because if for some reason you wanted to upgrade to an FX-8350, you'd experience a severe power phase, which gives the motherboard a hard time supporting the 8350. I don't know why Asus went on with it and said it could support an 8350, but I'm still going to leave it at 3 stars since I'm upgrading to Ryzen at some point anyway.

    SuperSalac
    • 5 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Super Blue

    Great little motherboard. It has essentially every slot that I would need it for. It runs quite well, no problems with it. Overclocking is not the easiest, however it is simple enough. The BIOS could be better, but it does its job. The only con is the motherboard having only two fan slots (chassis fan, and cpu fan). Other than that, it works great. I love the dark board with the bright blue heat sinks (and light blue PCI-E slots)

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