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ASUS M4N78-AM review



Introduction


ASUS M4N78-AM Released on: 2009-03-27
Test Date: 2010-2-25 Product page


The ASUS M4N78-AM is a basic motherboard for Athlon II/Phenom II processors based on the GeForce 8200 chipset.


M4N78-AM back panel side view

Like the M4N78-VM the M4N78-AM is based on the same chipset but lacks a DVI and HDMI connector, has 2 USB 2.0 ports less and the support for CPUs is up to 95W TDP, while the VM is capable of supporting processors up to 125W Thermal Design Power.


M4N78-AM com and printer ports

Allthough the M4N78-AM is a real 'legacy board' with the COM 1and LPT ports on the back panel, there's no floppy connector.


M4N78-AM pci express

There PCI Express X16 slot can handle PCIe 2.0 cards, besides that there is 1 x PCIe x1 next to the heatsink and two more PCI connectors.


M4N78-AM 4 dimms

There is a maximum of 8GB DDR2 memory, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+/AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only, 1066MHz modules will have to be overclocked to get their proper speed if you use 2 DIMMs or they will run at 800MHz.


M4N78-AM 3 phase power design

The Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) has a three phase power design, while the more modern M4N78-VM has four phases.


M4N78-AM 3 phase power design

The IDE connector.


  1. Introduction
  2. Bundle, box and gallery
  3. Motherboard Specifications
  4. BIOS screenshots
  5. Bundled software
  6. Test setup and overclocking
  1. CPU and Memory benchmarks
  2. Rendering
  3. Compression
  4. Graphics
  5. Power consumption
  6. Conclusion
        



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  1. Introduction
  2. Bundle, box and gallery
  3. Motherboard Specifications
  4. BIOS screenshots
  5. Bundled software
  6. Test setup and overclocking
  7. CPU and Memory benchmarks
  8. Rendering
  9. Compression
  10. Graphics
  11. Power consumption
  12. Conclusion

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