1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features Asus prime Asus M3A78

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PCI Express 2.0 support

This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double 

speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance. 


Serial ATA 3Gb/s technology

The motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on 

the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard Southbridge 

chipset allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD 

configurations for Serial ATA drives. 

8-channel High Definition Audio

The onboard 8-channel VT High Definition Audio CODEC enables 

high-quality audio that automatically detects peripherals plugged into 

the audio I/O jacks. VIA also supports the Windows


 Vista Premium 


USB 2.0 technology

USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation 

components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 

1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster 

at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.


Innovative ASUS features

ASUS MyLogo2™

Turn your favorite photos into 256-color boot logos to personalize your 


ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3  is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to 

restore a corrupted BIOS file using the bundled support DVD, floppy 

disk, or USB disk that contains the BIOS file. 

ASUS EZ Flash 2

ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without 

using a bootable floppy disk or a DOS-based utility. 


ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds 

according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient 


Chapter 1: Product introduction