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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Thank you for buying an ASUS
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX /
Phenom / Athlon™ CPU support
This motherboard supports AMD
Socket AM2+ multi-core processors with
unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power
consumption. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support and
accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based
system bus. See page 1-10 for details.
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
ASUS M3A78 motherboard
1 x Serial ATA signal cable
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 cable
1 x FDD cable
1 x I/O shield
Application CD/DVD ASUS motherboard support DVD