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Asus M4A78 PRO
5.4 out of 10

Asus M4A78 PRO

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Overall 8
8.0

Works great and has pretty decent speed for an older board

Lidia, Amazon
13 February 2015
  • Summary: Getting the BIOS right was a little bit of a pain but since then it has been steady. Works great and has pretty decent speed for an older board.
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Overall 8
8.0

When they work, they work good

E. Schroeder, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: I don't give it 5 stars because I have had to replace several but it does take the quad core processor I use and if I replace it with the identical Mobo, I don't have to reload anything. Last one had defective onboard video, but disabling in BIOS and using PCIe card worked fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing

Alejandro Sampayo, Amazon
14 August 2010
  • Summary: Everything is good, smooth and fast, easy to install, get along so good with phenom x4, not complains so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

flash me

Andrei A., Newegg
19 October 2009
  • Summary: great after you get the BIOS updates out of the way.
  • Pros: -price -supports AM3 -blue heatsinks look cool
  • Cons: says that it supports AM3 CPUs, doesn`t mention anywhere that it does so AFTER a BIOS update. mixed and matched parts for 2 hours when i got my 955. can be a real pain in the bottom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good for the price

Henry H., Newegg
18 September 2009
  • Summary: A decent piece of hardware and a bargain price. I am using an AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ processor. Getting things up and running is as easy as it could be.
  • Pros: Low price and it works (well, mostly -- see "cons"). What more can you ask for?
  • Cons: The on-board LAN was dead in the board I got. It's possible I could get it working and I certainly could return it for a replacement but frankly, I can't be bothered since I have LAN cards lying around anyway. Also, there are only two SATA data cables included with this mother board, despite the ...
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Overall 8
8.0

2nd times a charm

James Y., Newegg
15 September 2009
  • Summary: This is a rewrite of my last review. where the board died after a few hours of building the OS and updating drivers. This time I was ready with the latest bios and loaded it before doing anything else..
  • Pros: Seems to be working fine. good layout of board making for easy plugging, handles my AM 3 CPU with the latest bios
  • Cons: No firewire, but I dont use it anyway. The built in graphics are reading my displays resolutions on my HD TV/Display wrong, so I don't get many choices of compatible resolutions to use, and which can cause major problems if set higher than display can handle. My Nvidia reads it correctly on my ol...
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Overall 8
8.0

!! NO PROBLEMS !!

MR. V., Newegg
15 August 2009
  • Summary: I wanna' get MORE of these and try and.."Take Over The World"!!...
  • Pros: EVERYTHING..(Fully Installed)..Powered UP the 1st.Time I turned it on WITHOUT a HITCH / GLITCH !! Immediately installed Windows 7 (RTM 7600) with the SAME RESULTS !! Can't see what all the "FUSS" is about from the other reviews ? Once again..ASUS..makes a "GREAT" board !! Couldn't do "BETTER" for...
  • Cons: NONE! EVERYTHING WORKED!! EVEN X-FIRE!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine motherboard, after BIOS update.

Morgan A., Newegg
11 August 2009
  • Summary: - Using this with " OCZ Gold 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800" and it works perfectly well. - Combined with the Phenom II X4 955 and EVGA GTX 260, this is a fine foursome.
  • Pros: - Nice onboard options, although I'm not currently using them. - Everything is where it should be. - Lots of OC options in BIOS. - After BIOS update, everything worked very nicely.
  • Cons: - Bought this as a combo deal with the Phenom II X4 955 CPU from newegg. Did not post upon first boot attempt. Decided to clear the BIOS afer an hour of head scratching. Posted then but BIOS would not save my settings and complained of a low CMOS battery. Went to the store, bought a few batteries...
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Overall 8
8.0

bios

Joseph -., Newegg
6 August 2009
  • Summary: nice board for the price i like the solid state capacitors they make the board look very "different"
  • Pros: nice board for a home media setup with the 3200 hd and hdmi/dvi ports on it. with optical audio out makes it great. i bought 3 and have had no problems with how the board works once the 1303 bios are updated to it.
  • Cons: newegg was selling this with a phenom ii 3.0 ghz x4 945 for a awesome price so i bought 3 of them and all 3 had old bios on them. it would boot once then when u changed any bios setting it wouldn't boot on restart. if anyone has this problem just go to asus's website and get the bios put it on a ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board, but watch the combos

Michael E., Newegg
30 July 2009
  • Pros: Very nice layout - works well with large graphics cards and you can get to the PCI-ex tab for card removal. Card doesn't block the ports. Removable front-panel connector is a nice feature, made that a lot easier for me (I have large hands, so normally connecting multiple 2-pin connectors to a tig...
  • Cons: Bought it as a combo deal with an AMD Phenom II X4 945. First try it wouldn't post/boot, no video. After resetting the CMOS with the onboard jumper (CLRTC, just next to the middle PCI slot) it would come up once and only once each time. Processor was detected, but reported wrong speed (2.0GHz ins...
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