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Asus M4a78-e Amd Socket Am3 Motherboard (m4a78e) 

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Model: M4A78-E

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Amd am3 cpu support. 8+1 phase power design. Epu. Turbo v. Turbo key. Asus anti-surge protection. Express gate. Ati hybrid crossfirex technology support. Amd 140w cpu support. This motherboard supports amd socket am2+ multi-core processors. It features dual-channel ddr2 1066 memory support data transfer rate up to 5200mt/s via hypertransport 3.0 based system bus and amd cool n quiet technology. This motherboard also supports the latest amd am3 cpus and amd cpus in the new 45nm manufacturing process.


Package Contents: 
  • M4A78-E Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 4 x SATA cables
  • VGA Switch Card
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • 1 x User's manual
  • Support Disc


  • 8 Mb Flash ROM
  • PnP
  • DMI2.0
  • WfM2.0
  • SM BIOS 2.3
  • ACPI 2.0a
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2

Support Disc contents:

  • Drivers
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • Express Gate
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • Anti-virus software
  • ASUS Update
  • AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)

Environmentally Friendly: Yes

Environmental Certification: RoHS


General Information
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part NumberM4A78-E
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://usa.asus.com
Brand NameAsus
Product ModelM4A78-E
Product NameM4A78-E Desktop Motherboard
Marketing Information

M4A78-E Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards. It supports AMD Socket AM2+ multi-core processors. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support, data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus, and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology. This motherboard also supports the latest AMD AM3 CPUs and AMD CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Processor & Chipset
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset Model790GX
Total Processor Supported1
Processor TechnologyHyperTransport Technology
Processor SocketSocket AM3 PGA-941
Processor Supported
HyperTransport Speed
64-bit ProcessingYes
Multi GPU SupportedCrossFireX
Number of Memory Slots4
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory Standard
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed Supported
I/O Controller
Controller Type
RAID SupportedYes
RAID Levels
Onboard VideoOn-board Video Chipset
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 3300
Graphics Controller Memory512 MB
Sound Controller ManufacturerVIA
Sound Controller ModelVT1708S
Audio Channels7.1
Network & Communication
Gigabit EthernetYes
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots6
Number of PCI Slots2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots4
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots2
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Total Number of USB Ports6
Number of USB 2.0 Ports6
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports1
Audio Line InYes
Audio Line OutYes
Microphone PortYes
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Onboard Interfaces
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces6
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
Onboard LEDs HeaderYes
Onboard Audio HeaderYes
Onboard S/PDIF HeaderYes
Physical Characteristics
Form FactorATX
ProductTitleAsus M4A78-E Desktop Motherboard - AMD 790GX Chipset - Socket AM3 PGA-941 - ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 16 GB DDR2 SDRAM Maximum RAM - 1.07 GHz Memory Speed Supported - 4 x Memory Slots - CrossFireX Support - Floppy Controller, Serial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) RAID Supported Controller - On-board Video Chipset - HDMI - ATI Radeon HD 3300 - 7.1 Audio Channels - Gigabit Ethernet - 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots - 2 x PCI Express x16 Slots - 6 x USB Ports - S/PDIF - VGA - DVI - Onboard S/PDIF

Warranty Information

Limited Warranty3 Year
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.


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