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I am in the process of building my own gaming rig, and I have decided on the AMD A4 5300 and the Asus M5A78L-M motherboard. I know this may sound like a really stupid, but are these compatible with each other, and if not, is there a similar motherboard that is?
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No. Your CPU is a socket FM2. That motherboard is a socket AM3+. Find a motherboard that is socket FM2.

Here is a similar board, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157332
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Nope, different cpu sockets. The mobo is a AMD3+ and that cpu ( AMD A4 5300 is a FM2 socket.
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

No. Your CPU is a socket FM2. That motherboard is a socket AM3+. Find a motherboard that is socket FM2.

Here is a similar board, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157332

on Amazon.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-F2A85-M-LE-Motherboard-Windows/dp/B009LYGDAW/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1371150113&sr=1-6&keywords=fm2+motherboard
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Okay, thanks guys. smile.gif
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