1.6.1 Installing the CPU Asus prime Asus M3A78

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1.6 

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The motherboard comes with an AM2+ / AM2 socket designed for AMD

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 AM2+ / AM2 

Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon™ / Sempron™ processor.

The AM2/AM2+ socket has a different pinout from the 940-pin socket designed for the AMD 

Opteron™ processor. Use a CPU that is designed for the AM2/AM2+ socket. 

1.6.1 

Installing the CPU

To install a CPU:
1. 

Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.

2. 

Press the lever sideways to unlock 

the socket, then lift it up to a 90°-

100° angle.

Socket lever

Ensure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise the CPU will not fit in 

completely.

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M3A78 CPU Socket AM2+

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