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Quick OverviewGigabyte GA-G41M Combo
Network & Connectivity
The GA-G41M-Combo based on the Intel G41 chipset supports the latest Intel 45nm CPUs, creating a powerful multi-media platform which allows users to do more at once. At the heart of the Intel G41 Express chipset is the Intel X4500 graphics media accelerator, which support DX10 and features several unique innovations including more Execution Units for enhanced 3D performance and Intel Clear Video Technology for sharper images and precise color control.
3x USB Power Boost
GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
Windows® 7 WHQL Certified
The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future...more
Smaller, Faster and More Efficient
GA-G41MT-ES2H motherboards paired with Intel 45nm CPUs deliver the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. Not only do GIGABYTE's latest motherboards based on Intel Eaglelake chipsets all support Intel's new generation, 45nm multi-core processors.
Supports both Dual Channel DDR2 and DDR3
Experience the advanced memory combination technology, featuring ultimate scalability with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for running next generation applications with lower power consumption, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information
GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver
GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver Featuring an advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver is able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering just the right amount of power needed for the task. Coupled with Intel's highly efficient 45nm CPU's, Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
Intel GMA X4500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 support Microsoft DirectX10, Intel® Clear Video Technology, which enable smoother HD playback. The 3D enhancement of GMA X4500 also highly improves the realism and graphics performance for mainstream gaming. Through the support of DVI and HDMI (with HDCP), Intel GMA X4500 brings the ultimate multimedia experience.
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology delivers enhanced video playback, sharper images, and precise color control for a premium visual experience...more
DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
SATA 3Gb/s doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max through put as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.
Gigabit LAN connectivity
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents
ErP Lot 6 support
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.
Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte GA-G41M Combo, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel G41/ICH7, CPU Sockets - LGA 775, Supported CPU - Intel Core2Extreme/Intel C2Q/Intel C2D,/Pentium/Celeron processor, Memory Type - DDR3 DIMM, Memory MHz - 1333(O.C.)/1066/800MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 8GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1, M.2 Slot - No, LAN Chipset - Atheros AR8151, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000 Mbps, Audio Chipset - VIA VT1708S, Audio Channel - 5 Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 8 x USB 2.0/1.1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA 3Gb/s, BIOS Type - 2 x 8 Mbit, BIOS Model - AWARD BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - No, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Special Features - 1 IDE, 4 SATA, Warranty - 2 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.