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Asus M3A78-EM
5.2 out of 10

Asus M3A78-EM

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Reviews and Problems with Asus M3A78-EM

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Overall 2
2.0

board failure

Dave, Amazon
10 May 2013
  • Summary: He knew about the board failure. He never told us about the ram modems troubles, he has cover up the truth and sells us a lot of money for it for nothing.
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Overall 2
2.0

dud memory controller

Jon N., Newegg
22 February 2011
  • Summary: If you want reliability, get a Tyan or SuperMicro mobo, pay $500 and save yourself hundreds of hours trying to get this wanna-be board to work reliably at their supposed. I was fool enough to trust ASUS's inflated performance specs.
  • Pros: With 1 drive and slow memory, it works.
  • Cons: I have never had a worse experience with a motherboard than with this model. Most average users may not have the issues since the average user would probably not use the RAID capabilities. 3 sets of memory, 12 hard drives later (and cables), STILL experiencing BSOD on Win7 (w or w/o drivers). Lar...
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Overall 2
2.0

ASUS customer service is a no go

rickdd68, Amazon
20 December 2010
  • Summary: Mine stopped working after two years. The warranty is 3 years, so I contacted ASUS through their online live chat. The service rep offered to email me the RMA info, but after waiting days, nothing came. The product is so outdated, I don't really want a refurbished one, so I gave up.
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Overall 2
2.0

QC issues, onboard LAN failed twice

Daniel S., Newegg
30 March 2010
  • Pros: Looked good on paper, had all the right features.
  • Cons: Onboard LAN failed after about 7 months. RMA'ed it to Asus for another one and the LAN just failed on that one after a few short months too. I could forgive one failure as bad luck, but the second one points to either an inherent design or QC problem with this product.
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2.0

User Review

Daniel C., Newegg
23 March 2010
  • Summary: will never buy asus again
  • Pros: worked great for 4 months then sound crapped out
  • Cons: sound stopped working after 4 months and only shows hdmi drivers and asus would not help
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Overall 2
2.0

Giving up on ASUS/ATI

Jarrett B., Newegg
24 February 2010
  • Summary: I am giving up on ASUS and ATI all together. I have bought 3 asus boards in the past 2 years and 1 went bad, 2 came bad from asus. are you kidding me? as for ATI, installing the ATI software crashed the computer on vista 64bit and I had to load the drivers manually for the resolution to work I have...
  • Pros: Easy install, everything worked great.. at first..
  • Cons: The timer chip is bad, after buying the motherboard I found posts online with other people having the same issues. windows clock runs 10x faster all animations are hyper speed pc runs in super speed mode but is unstable all latest drivers and bios
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Tim F., Newegg
14 February 2010
Overall 2
2.0

Does your mobo have 30 days to live?

Mark M., Newegg
2 February 2010
  • Summary: I used to think that the other people who wrote "1 month to live" reviews were over-reacting... Then it happened to me. Newegg should extend the warranty to 90 days on this board or stop selling it.
  • Pros: Onboard HDMI, 4 DIMM slots. Worked well for five weeks. Another PCIe 1x slot would be nice tho (in place of one of the 33mhz PCI slots).
  • Cons: The onboard video card doesn't have enough grunt to decode 1080p video. I had to buy an add-in card (Radeon 4xxx in my case). I bought the motherboard in December. It locked up last night, will not POST today via any onboard or add-in video output. Mysteriously, this is just days after the 30-day...
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY IT!!

shunfu h., Newegg
12 January 2010
  • Summary: I though that ASUS was BEST , but I am wrong!! I owned two products form ASUS, first one is a graphic card, and it was dead after a while. second one is the motherboard and it was dead for a while. Even the RMA was dead after arrive. ( what's wrong with RAM QC?
  • Pros: NONE!!
  • Cons: 1, owed this product for a few months. And RJ45 interface was DEAD. 2, after got a RMA, and received replacement. It was DEAD after arrive. No post screen and even the power LED that connects to case was dead. 3, called for RMA department again. put me on hold for several times. and until now, st...
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Overall 2
2.0

When it's bad it's very bad

Dan G., Newegg
15 December 2009
  • Summary: Never again will I buy this board.
  • Pros: You may get one that works fine.
  • Cons: When they don't work they are a total waste of time. Asus is going downhill I think. The chipset driver for this board on their site is 477MB!!! Not that it going to help with the problems you may have.
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