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Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L


$75.00 Released January, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Updates to the BIOS are very simple to install. Very affordable for socket 775. Receptive to CPU overclocks.

The Cons:Only 2 RAM slots limits potential memory capacity. SATA ports cramped next to graphics card slot, larger cards may eclipse it. Northbridge gets unexpectedly hot and may require extra cooling.

The Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L is an entry-level, micro-ATX motherboard that uses the Intel G41 chipset and supports common 45nm Intel CPUs including Core 2, Pentium, Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Celeron. It builds from the GA-G41M-Combo  by incorporating 3x USB power boost for greater power for USB devices (ergo faster iPhone/iPad/iPod charging), as well as DVI/HDMI connectivity through the optional GA-G41M-ES2H module (which is a derivative of the GA-G41M-ES2L).

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Featured on the standard module is base-level integrated graphics w/VGA connectivity, base-level audio (5.1-channel max), Gigabit LAN, and USB(8) / eSATA(4) port support. The board is more expensive than the combo, but more multimedia friendly.

Features

  • Micro ATX Form Factor
  • LGA 775 Socket
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Quad, Extreme
  • Intel Pentium Extreme
  • Intel Pentium D
  • Intel Pentium 4 Extreme
  • Intel Pentium 4
  • Intel Celeron
  • Intel G41 NorthBridge
  • Intel ICH7 South Bridge
  • Two DDR2 slots (8GB Total)
  • Intel G41 Integrated Graphics
  • D-Sub Connectivity
  • 2/4/5.1-Channel Audio
  • S/PDIF In/Out
  • Gigabit LAN
  • PCI Express x16 (1)
  • PCI Express x1 (1)
  • PCI (2)
  • SATA 3Gb/s (4)
  • USB 2.0 (8)
  • Windows Vista/XP

Model Variations

  • Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L | D-Sub
  • Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2H | D-Sub, DVI, HDMI

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  • 2

    Updates to the BIOS are very simple to install

  • 1

    Very affordable for socket 775

  • 1

    Receptive to CPU overclocks

  • 1

    Thorough documentation included in box

  • 1

    Works well right out of box, minimal software adjustments required

Cons
  • 1

    Only 2 RAM slots limits potential memory capacity

  • 1

    SATA ports cramped next to graphics card slot, larger cards may eclipse it

  • 1

    Northbridge gets unexpectedly hot and may require extra cooling

  • 1

    Lacks PCIe 2.0 support, fairly standard these days

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