The unit's LGA 775 socket socket offers native support of many Intel processors, including the Dual Core, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core, Celeron Dual Core and standard Celeron models. DDR2 dual-channel memory is available in the form of two DIMM slots, with a capacity of up to 8 gigabytes for high-performance operations. Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 video chipset is included, comprising the DirectX 9 software suite with Pixel Shader 2.0. 5.1-channel audio outputting is supported via Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio technology, working in conjunction with the Realtek audio codec for improved quality amongst variable bit rates. ASRock's own "OC Tuner" helps to provide comprehensive over-clocking services for optimal system performance, with "Instant Boot" mode enabling power-up times under 5 seconds. The G31M-VS also features an "Intelligent Energy Saver" that automatically disables phase-change modules when the computer is under minimal CPU load.