1.3.1 Product highlights Asus prime Asus M3A78

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.1 

Welcome!

Thank you for buying an ASUS

®

 M3A78 motherboard!

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.

1.3 

Special features

1.3.1 

Product highlights

AMD

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 Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / 

 

 

 

 

Phenom / Athlon™ CPU support

This motherboard supports AMD

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 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.

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Package contents

Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard 

ASUS M3A78 motherboard

Cables 

1 x Serial ATA signal cable 

 

1 x Serial ATA power cable 

 

1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 cable 

 

1 x FDD cable

Accessories 

1 x I/O shield

Application CD/DVD  ASUS motherboard support DVD
Documentation 

User Manual