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  • User Manual - Page 2

    ... OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT. Products and corporate names appearing in ... the GPL Software and/or LGPL Software, which will be no earlier than December 1, 2011, either (1) for free by downloading it from; or (2) for the cost of reproduction and shipment, which is ...
  • User Manual - Page 3 Safety information...vii About this guide...viii M5A78L/USB3 specifications summar...ix Chapter ...direction...1-6 Screw holes...1-6 Motherboard layout...1-7 Layout contents...1-8 Installing the CPU...1-8 Installing the heatsink and fan...1-10 Overview...1-11 Memory configurations...1-12 Installing a DIMM...1-17 Removing ......1-18 Configuring an expansion card...1-18 PCI slots...1-18 PCI Express x1...
  • User Manual - Page 4

    Contents 1.11 Software support...1-29 1.11.1 1.11.2 Installing an operating system...1-29 Support ... information...1-29 Chapter 2: 2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS...2-1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.2.4 2.2.5 2.2.6 2.2.7 2.2.8 2.2.9 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.4.5 2.4.4 2.4.6 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.5.3 ASUS Update...2-1 ASUS EZ Flash 2...2-2 ...
  • User Manual - Page 6 provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful ... is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to...
  • User Manual - Page 7 DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to ... before you add a device. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are... service technician or your retailer. Operation safety Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came with the...
  • User Manual - Page 8

    ... find more information 1. 2. ASUS websites Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as ...
  • User Manual - Page 9

    M5A78L/USB3 specifications summar CPU AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX™ / ... MHz or higher frequency DIMMs. **** Refer to for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List). *****  When you install a total memory of 4GB or more, Windows® 32-bit operating system may ... (continued on the next page) Chipset System bus Memory Expansion slots Storage LAN Audio USB ix
  • User Manual - Page 10

    ...1 x S/PDIF Out connector 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM 2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SM BIOS v2.6 2 x Serial ATA cables 1 x I/O shield 1 x User Manual 1 x Support DVD Drivers ASUS utilities ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version) ATX form factor: 12.0 in x 8.5 in (30.5 cm x 21.6 cm...
  • User Manual - Page 22

    ...DIMMs. • Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory ... OS. Use a 64-bit Windows® OS if you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard. Memory configurations... of 256 megabits (Mb) chips or less. M5A78L/USB3 Motherboards Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-...
  • User Manual - Page 28

    ... removed earlier. Replace the system cover. 1.8.2 1. 2. 3. After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Install the software drivers for the expansion card. When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the ...
  • User Manual - Page 32

    ...8226; DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows® operating system. • ... only be used under Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation. • USB 3.0 devices can only be used as...Internal connectors AGND NC NC PIN 1 AAFP PIN 1 M5A78L/USB3 M5A78L/USB3 Front panel audio connector HD-audio-compliant pin definition PORT1 L...
  • User Manual - Page 35

    ... GND RSATA_RXN1 RSATA_RXP1 GND RSATA_TXN1 RSATA_TXP1 GND M5A78L/USB3 M5A78L/USB3 SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors • Install the Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later... the RAID/AHCI Supplementary Guide included in the folder named Manual in the support DVD. ASUS M5A78L/USB3 GND RSATA_RXN2 RSATA_RXP2 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP2 GND GND RSATA_TXP4 RSATA_TXN4 GND...
  • User Manual - Page 39

    1.11 1.11.1 Software support Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® ...version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware. • Motherboard settings and ... with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install ... folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS M5A78L/USB3 1-29
  • User Manual - Page 41

    ... Service Provider (ISP). • This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update Installing ASUS Update To install ASUS Update: 1. 2. 3. Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears. Click ... the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you want to download then click Next. ASUS M5A78L/USB3 2-1
  • User Manual - Page 42

    ... file from the Open window, then click Open. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process. 2.1.2 The ASUS EZ Flash 2 ... using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at ASUS EZ Flash 2 To update the BIOS using ...V3.44 FLASH TYPE: WINBOND W25X/Q16 Current ROM BOARD: M5A78L/USB3 VER: 0313 (H:01 B:11) DATE: 04/06/2011 C: Update ROM BOARD: ...
  • User Manual - Page 43

    ... fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a...using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the USB flash drive into M5A78LU.ROM. • Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.8 Exit menu for details. ASUS M5A78L/USB3 2-3
  • User Manual - Page 44

    ... that you always shut down the system properly from the operating system. • The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply to most conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes ...They may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website at to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. 2-4 Chapter 2: BIOS information
  • User Manual - Page 48 want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage devices. Set to [RAID] ... Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage performance on... the OS environment or during POST. • For Windows® XP OS, you have to install the AHCI driver, so that you could use the SATA connectors...
  • User Manual - Page 53

    ...the BIOS automatically detects. CPU Configuration GART Error Reporting [Disabled] Microcode Updation [Enabled] This option should remain disabled for the normal operation. The driver developer may enable it for testing purpose. Configuration options: [... 3rd / 4th Core [On] These items only appear when you set Active CPU Cores to [Manual]. Configuration options: [On] [Off] ASUS M5A78L/USB3 2-13
  • User Manual - Page 59

    ... the system boot options. Select an item then press to display the submenu. Main Advanced Power M5A78L/USB3 BIOS Setup Boot Tools Exit Version 0313 Specifies the Boot ... to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] ASUS M5A78L/USB3 2-19
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