AMD Athlon II X2 250 3GHz + Asus M5A78L-M LX3 + 4GB Memory Motherboard Kit

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About this product


  • Athlon II X2 250 3GHz
  • 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Product overview

  • Athlon II X2 250 3GHz
  • 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • Asus M5A78L-M LX3
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000
  • Ideal for web and office applications or entry-level gaming


AMD Athlon II X2 250 3GHz Socket AM3 2MB L2

# of Cores 2
Clock Speed 3GHz
Cache: 2MB L2

Motherboard Specs


AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports CPU up to 95W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology


AMD 760G (780L)/SB710


2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture - please refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
Use of an AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency
Due to CPU specifications, AMD AM3 CPUs on this motherboard support up to DDR3 1333MHz
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.


Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 GPU
VGA output support : RGB port
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 75Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024MB
Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support *1
Supports DirectX 10

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI


Qualcomm Atheros 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller


Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel high definition audio CODEC *2

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The aim was to build the cheapest computer, using all-Maplin components. This motherboard, together with a 300w PS (WF87) for a tenner, 64Gb SSD (B22NK) for Ј35 and DVD-RW (B89LW) for Ј20 were poured into an old case that I had. The result is an excellent computer for a couple of hundred notes. OK, I'm not trying to edit multicamera H.264 video files in real time, but for an office computer it does all that I need. Tiny, tiny bit of fan noise but essentially silent. Note that this M/B does not have built-in wi-fi. OK for me, because It is cabled from the router but anyone wanting a wi-fi connection will need to buy a suitable card. Oh, if anyone's wondering, I used a recycled mouse, keyboard and monitor, and a spare copy of XP
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little board Got this to run an amahi server. Excellent Value and surprisingly quick. Easy to build; nice Bios and board well laid out. Have tried all sorts of boards in the past, but have stuck with ASUS boards for various PC builds in recent years, due to their reliability. Heat paste already applied to the heatsink. The heatsink fan is super quiet and 4gigs DDR3 is not bad for entry level. a Minor misprint on the box indicating the LAN as an audio card (but the details are in the manual). Lots of cable USB connections and more sound channels than you'll likely need.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good bundle. Enabled me to upgrade my dying on it's feet Pentium 4 PC using it's old case/PSU. Even with having to replace my DVD Rom drive and hard disc drive (previously IDE not SATA) the whole deal came through at just over Ј200. Not bad for virtually a new PC! Kidderminster branch staff most helpful too. Henry. Worcs.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Due to buy this for the second time, first was for someone else, and they said it was amazing, my p4 still has life but just isnt capable of some of the latest games without being really laggy, this should get them going pretty fine indeed, cant wait, hopefully it will still be in stock, if not ill have to get the quad core which is meant to be cheaper as i hear, or the intel i3 which is ofcause quite a bit better.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap way to rebuild a computer, though having an IDE would have been useful. The wrapper has an error - the LAN is an Atheros 8161, not a Realtek product (the entry is just a repeat of integrated sound board). Installation was okay, only real issue was getting the backplate aligned with the case (N90LK, bought with this as part of an offer).
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this product is very good and is good for your money
Date published: 2013-06-14
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I am wanting to build a pc using the bundle. I am guessing that AN Asus GeForce Gt210 graphics card that is sold at Maplins will be compatable with the board.Thanks
Asked by: Joe Higgs
Yes as it has PCI-E slot
Answered by: PC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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