HyperTransport 3.0 Support
HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology provides 2.6 times more bandwidth than HyperTransport™ 1.0, radically improving system efficiency to create a smoother, faster computing environment.
O.C. DDR2 1200
To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed DDR2 1200(O.C.) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
*Ensure that you download and update to the latest BIOS at www.asus.com and purchase the memory modules listed in the ASUS official memory Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL).
** We recommend that you install the DDR2 1200 memory modules on the yellow slots for better performance.
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives, and CPU/chassis fans- helping save power and money!
AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology
M4N78 SE supports AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.
NVIDIA® nForece® 720D
MCP78D supports HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface, PCI Express™ 2.0 bus architecture, Serial ATA 3 Gb/s devices and is optimized with AMD´s latest AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification, allowing RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 0+1,RAID 5 and JBOD configurations for four SATA connectors.
PCIe 2.0 support
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
ASUS EZ Flash2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS!
AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
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AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Phenom™ /Sempron™ Processors
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
AMD Live!™ Ready
Support 45nm Phenom™ II CPU
Support CPU up to 125W
NVIDIA nForce 720D (MCP78D)
- System Bus
Up to 5200 MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface for AM2+ CPU
2000 / 1600 MT/s for AM2 CPU
2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only.
*Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe x16 (Gen 2)
2 x PCIe x1 (Gen 2)
3 x PCI
1 xUltraDMA 133/100
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5,JBOD
*Due to the Windows XP/ Vista limitation, the RAID array with the total capacity over 2TB cannot be set as a boot disk. A RAID array over 2TB can only be set as a data disk only. For more information, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946557/en-us
NVIDIA nForce built-in Gigabit MAC with external Realtek8211CL-GR PHY
ALC662 High Definition Audio 6 -Channel CODEC
Supports Jack-detect and Multistreaming teconologies
Supports S/PDIF out interface
12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
- ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS EZ DIY:
- CrashFree BIOS 3
- EPU 4-Engine
- EZ Flash 2
- Turbo key
- AI NAP
- AI NET 2
- MyLogo 2
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
6 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x LPT
- Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors (6 ports)
4 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 24-pin EPS 12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX +12V Power connector
1 x System Panel connector
8 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0, ASUS EZ Flash 2
1 x I/O Shield
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x SATA cable
- Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
23 multi-language support
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 7.6 inch ( 30.4 cm x 19.3 cm )