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This club is dedicated to the lower rung of ASUS' trademark quality-driven boards, in this case the M5A78L-M/LE/LX ; M4A78LT-M/LE/LX series thumb.gif


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I run the LE version of the M5A78L-M and i gotta say, is pretty damn good for the price. Sure, it may not have support for 125W processors or packed to the frills with revolutionary game-changing features such as debugging LEDs or even a physical OC switch for that matter but it gets the job done and is a beastly little overclocker. So far it's running my B45 without a hitch, while keeping my OC's in check (i don't exceed 3.4-3.5 Ghz lest CPU throttling kicks in WAY too often). Also, i've undervolted the processor so as to keep the TDP count low. RAM's running @ 1600 Mhz set to 8-8-8-20 with the NB @ 2400 Mhz.

Members may post their BIOS settings, temps, OC'd speeds, RAM clocks and timings (a validation may be useful). General troubleshooting issues with the board, tips & tricks for other members and BIOS questions are welcome. Also waiting to hear from a member if he/she ever ended up frying the board as a result of high OCing on 125W processors (LE/LX versions specifically) biggrin.gif.

Qualifying members will be added within 48 hrs. If i've overlooked any post and not added you, feel free to PM me thumb.gif.

M5A78L-M LE (1):

Edited by PunkX 1 - 1/6/12 at 8:40am
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looks like a good idea...
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Thinking of picking this board up tomorrow for 60 bucks, what does OCN think of it? I cant find any reviews out for it
Edited by rafety58 - 12/2/11 at 11:00pm
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Thinking of picking this board up tomorrow for 60 bucks, what does OCN think of it? I cant find any reviews out for it

Which model specifically?
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Which model specifically?

I was interested in the ASUS M5A78L-M LX, but not so much any more because it only has 3+1 power phase. I am now looking at the Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P, but I can not find out if it has 4+1 or 3+1 power phase NCIX Link . I would spend more on a board but only have around 60ish on me and I need a new board asap
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I was interested in the ASUS M5A78L-M LX, but not so much any more because it only has 3+1 power phase. I am now looking at the Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P, but I can not find out if it has 4+1 or 3+1 power phase NCIX Link . I would spend more on a board but only have around 60ish on me and I need a new board asap

The S2P is a 4+1 phase board and would be your best bet thumb.gif. However, look out for the rev 3.1 model as the 4.1 only has 3+1 phases. It has support for 140w TDP processors and is great for respectable OCing.
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The S2P is a 4+1 phase board and would be your best bet thumb.gif. However, look out for the rev 3.1 model as the 4.1 only has 3+1 phases. It has support for 140w TDP processors and is great for respectable OCing.

how would I know if its a rev 3.1 model? NCIX Link
I do not see it listed in the specs anywhere
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how would I know if its a rev 3.1 model? NCIX Link
I do not see it listed in the specs anywhere

Simple, just count the number of phases on the board thumb.gif

Like this here is the 3.1 rev (4+1 phases) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504
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Simple, just count the number of phases on the board thumb.gif
Like this here is the 3.1 rev (4+1 phases) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504

Thanks for the help, the board on ncix is the rev 3.1, I also just noticed that on the page it says its 4+1 phase VRM buttkick.gif
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Thanks for the help, the board on ncix is the rev 3.1, I also just noticed that on the page it says its 4+1 phase VRM buttkick.gif

Anytime mate. Happy OCing thumb.gif
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