Released January, 2007
The Pros:Combination of memory formats allows the use of older parts from old computers. Gigabit Ethernet connection works without additional configuration. Available PCI-E x16 slot for graphics card expansion.
The Cons:Overclocking not directly supported by the BIOS. No built-in HDMI support through onboard video. Audio support is basic, not high quality.
The Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo is an entry-level, micro-ATX motherboard that uses the Intel G41 chipset and supports common 45nm Intel CPUs including Core 2, Pentium, and Celeron. As a specialty combo board, the GA-G41M-Combo supports both dual-channel DDR2 and DDR3, though populating both memory modules simultaneously is not supported.
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Featured 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 essentially either for novice builders trying to learn, or a user just wanting to replace—but not upgrade—his current system.
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- LGA 775 Socket
- Intel Core 2 Duo, Quad, Extreme
- Intel Pentium
- Intel Celeron
- Intel G41 NorthBridge
- Intel ICH7 South Bridge
- Two DDR3 Slots (4GB Total)
- 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
User Reviews (7)
combination of memory formats allows the use of older parts from old computers
gigabit Ethernet connection works without additional configuration
available PCI-E x16 slot for graphics card expansion
large number of USB ports available natively
overclocking not directly supported by the BIOS
no built-in HDMI support through onboard video
audio support is basic, not high quality
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