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ASUS M3A78 PRO Options in 2015

LeroyJenkins16 33 14 December 9, 2015 at 06:58 AM
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I have a quick question, I am trying to repair one of my computers and It has a ASUS M3A78 PRO Motherboard with an AMD quad core processor from a few years back. I am looking to just build off on that rather than but a whole new computer. My question is what graphics card can be used in his that is produced today?

Please let me know if any other info is needed.

Also reason for the rebuild is last time it worked it would boot up and just blue screen on me for no reason. I was told this could be a hardware issue or a hard drive failure. What has been your experience on these?

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It has a PCIe 16x slot so any modern graphics card in the last 7-8 years will physically fit and work provided you have enough power.It looks like the MB also has onboard graphics.

Now it looks like this uses DDR2 and is from 2008. Thats pretty old tech. I would not be pouring any money into a system of that age. Maybe a very small amount if that was your only option and you could be reasonably certain that would fix it. Blue screens show an error code. That error code will tell you more about what is wrong.

As far as trouble shooting I would boot to a live linux USB key/cd and do hardware testing there.
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Thank you for the heads up. Just trying to save some cash this season and I missed most of the SD they had during BF and Cyber. :/
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Thank you for the heads up. Just trying to save some cash this season and I missed most of the SD they had during BF and Cyber. :/
Deals will still be found. I would troubleshoot your current system and be quite sure what it is before spending any money on it.
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