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Catalyst Dual Core AMD FM2 3.6GHz 4GB Gaming Motherboard and Processor Bundle

Code: A56LT

Catalyst Dual Core AMD FM2 3.6GHz 4GB Gaming Motherboard and Processor Bundle is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Motherboard, processor, heatsink and fan, and DRAM all in one box
  • Build a PC that's ideal for gaming
  • AMD dual core FM2 3.6GHz APU - perfect for stepping into gaming
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Catalyst Dual Core AMD FM2 3.6GHz 4GB Gaming Motherboard and Processor Bundle

• Motherboard, processor, heatsink and fan, and DRAM all in one box
• Build a PC that's ideal for gaming
• AMD dual core FM2 3.6GHz APU - perfect for stepping into gaming
• FM2 is an Accelerated Processing Unit which combines the CPU processor and graphics card on one chip
• Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7540D graphics
• Asus A85XM-A motherboard is fully-featured with ultra-fast SATA connectors and USB3.0
• Supplied with 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM to optimise your computing experience
• Ask in-store or browse online to learn more about our range of cases, power supplies, hard drives, optical drives and operating systems to complete your build

The Catalyst Dual Core AMD FM2 3.6GHz 4GB Motherboard and Processor Bundle is an ideal all-in-one-box upgrade or platform for a new gaming PC. It features AMD’s new FM2 APU which boosts results in multi-tasking, encoding and gaming applications. Supplied with 4GB, this kit has more than enough memory for a home, gaming or an office PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8. The motherboard features 8 x SATA 6GB/s ports, 2+2 USB3.0 and 6 USB2.0 ports and Gigabit LAN.
An ideal platform for gaming and prefect for web & office applications.

AMD FM2 A6 5400K 3.0GHz Socket FM2 Processor Specs

Up to 3.8 GHz max frequency
DirectX® 11 capable graphics
Play games in stunning HD
Max memory speed: DDR3 1866MHz
Cache: 96kB L1, 1MB L2
Wattage: 65W

Asus A85XM-A Motherboard Specs

Chipset: AMD A85X
Memory: 2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered
Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series Graphics in A-series APU
Video connectors: HDMI, DVI and VGA
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI
Storage: 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports - supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
USB: 4 x USB 3.0 (2 at back panel, 2 at mid-board) & 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Audio: Realtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

NB: Due to OS limitations, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operating systems may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more of memory on the motherboard.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad performer... This motherboard bundle if great if you want a cheap entry-level gaming PC. However, this board is not without it's faults. As I found out... The hard way I would like to make it clear to everyone that the ASUS A85XM-A is NOT compatible with the AMD A10 6800K. Do not use this motherboard and APU combination, unless you wish to see BSoD's saying: "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant" when booting up Windows 7... There is also one postive thing that I must mention, this motherboard bundle Overclocks like a charm! I was easily able to get the processor up to nearly 5.00 GHz @ 1.68 volts when coupled with a decent aftermarket cooler. I also had to buy another 8 GB's of RAM in order to make this kit suit my requirements. At the end of the day, if you're looking for a decent mid-range gaming PC, this will not be what you're looking for... For that purpose, I would recommend the ASUS F2A85-V PRO for that purpose as there's plenty of room to expand, making it a good starting point if you've got a decent sized case. I hope this information proves valuable to all of you.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad at all Replacement for my Intel i3 dual core with Asrock H55M mobo, which suddenly died in the middle of the night. The staff at the London Kensington High Street shop was extremey helpful in helping validating my choice of components. Cpu and memory are pre-installed on the mobo, but not the cpu fan. The fan is secured by pushing down a side plastic lever. That lever has a lot of resistance, so keep pushing it down, but not too hard. If you are a Windows user (Win 7 64 bit in my case), there is an all important setting in the Bios which MUST be changed, otherwise your Windows OS won't load: Drive Mode must be set to IDE, even if you are using Sata HDs (Bios page: Advanced/Sata Configuration/Onchip Sata Type). As it is undocumented in the mobo manual, it took me the best part of a day of research to find this out. The mobo also has a wire with no plug at the end. It actually is a temperature sensor, not a damaged wire. That too is undocumented. So far so good (4 days), although the Amd chip "feels" less snappy than my previous Intel i3. Cpu temperature when idle is 30 degrees Celsius. I have downclocked the Cpu speed to 3.2 Ghz. When I am satisfied that all is in order, I will reclock the Cpu to it's rated maximum of 3.6 Ghz and install an Evo Hyper 212 cooler. My main uses for this comp are music making (Cubase) and video editing and rendering (Vegas Video).I am not a gamer at all.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Early Days Very good so far, installed like a charm. Will have an attempt to do a mild overclock, but so far a good entry level gaming setup (twinned with a good graphics card) is good, i would recommend adding an extra 4GB ram to make it 8GB if you wan't gaming out of it (can be purchased in store) In conclusion decent for a ENTRY level gaming. With a mid range GPU but would recommend buying more ram
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant for gaming
Date published: 2013-11-06
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Does the motherboard go in any case in store

Asked by: Morgan
No, this would need to be an ATX case.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-06

Will me gaming gainward geforce GTX 460 graphics card fit in this motherboard 

Asked by: Regan
The board is equipped with an industry standard PCI-e 16x connector, so YES your card will fit into this motherboard. Of more consideration will be the case you place the board into (to ensure there is sufficient room for the card) and the power supply you are using to ensure it has sufficient power to power all your devices and your graphics card.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-02-08

Could I plug the vga cable into the graphics card instead of into the motherboard and still get the best out of the motherboard 

Asked by: Regan
If you have a graphics card that will fit this kit, then 99% of the time it will be better than connecting directly to the motherboard. The exceptions being very old graphics cards that don't run as fast as the on-board values of the motherboard and processor.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-02-07

Could I use this motherboard and a graphics card with a vga port on it in one case 

Asked by: Regan
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-05

what tower case would this motherboard bundle fit into

Asked by: Regan
Any tower that is mATX or ATX would be able to fit this motherboard
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-04

i have this motherboard bundle but my computer looses power and switches off when i install a graphics card is this a common problem? also will this be able to run GTA V on the on board graphics card or would you recommend i buy a seperate graphics card?

Asked by: GBath1977
Sorry I am unable to advise as you have provided no details of what card you are installing or what power supply you are using. FAQ is not suitable forum for this kind of 2 way communication or enquiry Please address any further technical enquiries to our email address technical@maplin.co.uk please include as much detail as possible of the equipment you are using
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-08-27

Can you please tell me what the RAM chips in this motherboard so I can upgrade to 8 GB

Asked by: Davejoan27
maximum you can install in this bundle is 32gb (4x 8gb)
Answered by: GBath1977
Date published: 2016-08-27

Will this bundle board work with linux mint?

Asked by: Davey
Yes this will be fine to use with linux.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-08-16
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A56LT Catalyst Dual Core AMD FM2 3.6GHz 4GB Gaming Motherboard and Processor Bundle (1+) £114.99

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