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Asus M4A78 Pro AMD 780G Socket AM2+ DDR2 Motherboard - £88.54 delivered @ Novatech + 3% Quidco
Asus M4A78 Pro AMD 780G Socket AM2+ DDR2 Motherboard - £88.54 delivered @ Novatech + 3% Quidco

Asus M4A78 Pro AMD 780G Socket AM2+ DDR2 Motherboard - £88.54 delivered @ Novatech + 3% Quidco

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This motherboard supports AMD® AM3 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. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.

This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM2+ multi-core processors and AMD® Cool ´n´ QuietTM Technology.

AMD® 780G Chipset is designed to support the PCI Express 2.0 x 16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD´s latest AM3/AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology. It takes your gaming experience to the next level boosting PC performance by enabling the chipsets integrated graphics processor and a discrete GPU to operate simultaneously with combined output for blisteringly-fast frame rates unleashing the graphics performance (Windows Vista® OS only).

- AMD AM3/AM2+ CPU support
- 4+1 Phase Power Design
- EPU
- TurboV
- Turbo Key
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
- Express Gate
- ATI Hybrid CrossFireX support

6 Comments

This is not a AM3 motherboard, its an AM2+ motherboard that takes AM3 CPUs backward compatible with DDR2 ram, true AM3 motherboards support DDR3 RAM only.

Asus have their list of AM3 motherboards rather misleadingly shown, most are just AM2+ DDR2 boards that are backward compatible with the new AM3 processor, only the M4A78T-E and the M4A79T Deluxe are TRUE AM3 motherboards currently in their list that only accept AM3 multicore processors rather than AM2/AM3 processors and DDR2 memory that this board supports.

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cicobuff;4501720

This is not a AM3 motherboard, its an AM2+ motherboard that takes AM3 … This is not a AM3 motherboard, its an AM2+ motherboard that takes AM3 CPUs backward compatible with DDR2 ram, true AM3 motherboards support DDR3 RAM only.Asus have their list of AM3 motherboards rather misleadingly shown, most are just AM2+ DDR2 boards that are backward compatible with the new AM3 processor, only the M4A78T-E and the M4A79T Deluxe are TRUE AM3 motherboards currently in their list that only accept AM3 multicore processors rather than AM2/AM3 processors and DDR2 memory that this board supports.



You are right, it is a AM2+ motherboard (I'll change title)

Sellers are also mixing the category of this board in either AM2+ or AM3

Thanks

gg1pl;4501894

You are right, it is a AM2+ motherboard (I'll change title)Sellers are … You are right, it is a AM2+ motherboard (I'll change title)Sellers are also mixing the category of this board in either AM2+ or AM3Thanks



You're welcome, its more a fault of ASUS really to put these as AM3 as its misleading Its a confusing time as well reading up on it all, took me a while to know whats what in the world of Phenom II and AM3.

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cicobuff;4501928

You're welcome, its more a fault of ASUS really to put these as AM3 as … You're welcome, its more a fault of ASUS really to put these as AM3 as its misleading Its a confusing time as well reading up on it all, took me a while to know whats what in the world of Phenom II and AM3.



To know for sure, AM3 socket only has 938 contacts right? (i'll start counting :oops:)

gg1pl;4501979

To know for sure, AM3 socket only has 938 contacts right? (i'll start … To know for sure, AM3 socket only has 938 contacts right? (i'll start counting :oops:)



As long as you dont break off two pins from an AM2 processor and try fitting it into an AM3 only motherboard I think you will be fine :thumbsup:
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