GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Brand: Gigabyte
  • Category: Motherboards
  • supported cpu type: Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Extreme / Pentium 4 / Celeron
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The GA-G41M-ES2L 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.

On/Off Charge Technology

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GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger...more Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model. Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models.

Windows® 7 WHQL Certified

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The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards

Intel® IT Director

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• A simple dashboard utility for non-technical Small Business owners

• Improves security and data protection with Intel platform technologies

• Improves efficiency through central monitoring of key alerts (IT Director utility is free bundle in GIGABYTE driver CD!)

Smaller, Faster and More Efficient

GA-G41M-ES2L 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.

GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver

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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 AMD’s highly efficient 45nm AM3 CPU, the Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.

50,000 Hours Japanese Solid Capacitors (CPU Power Zone)

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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.

Intel GMA X4500

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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.

DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection

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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

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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

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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.

Technical Details


  • Brand: GIGABYTE
  • Model: GA-G41M-ES2L

Supported CPU

  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
  • CPU Type: Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Extreme / Pentium 4 / Celeron
  • FSB: 1333/1066/800 MHz


  • North Bridge: Intel G41
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH7


  • Number of Memory Slots: 2×240pin
  • Memory Standard: DDR2 800
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB
  • Channel Supported: Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

  • PCI Express x16: 1
  • PCI Express x1: 1
  • PCI Slots: 2

Storage Devices

  • PATA: 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
  • SATA 3Gb/s: 4

Onboard Video

  • Onboard Video Chipset: Intel GMA X4500

Onboard Audio

  • Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC888B

Onboard LAN

  • LAN Chipset: Realtek 8111DL
  • Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

  • PS/2: 2
  • COM: 1
  • LPT: 1
  • Video Ports: D-Sub
  • USB 1.1/2.0: 4 x USB 2.0
  • Audio Ports: 3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

  • Onboard USB: 4 x USb 2.0 connectors support 4 ports

Physical Spec

  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Dimensions: 9.6" x 7.6" (24.4cm x 19.4cm)
  • Power Pin: 20 Pin

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 3 years limited
  • Labor: 3 years limited
  • Intel®G41 + ICH7 Chipset
  • Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver Technology
  • Supports 45nm Intel Core 2 multi-core processors with FSB 1333 MHz
  • Dual channel DDR2 800 for remarkable system performance
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (DirectX 10)
  • Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio
  • Patented DualBIOS with dual hardware BIOS protection
Uriel 4.0
Pros: Great little MoBo for 775 socket, cheap at $57 USD, works great for what I needed Cons: only 1 PCI Express x16 slot and only 2 RAM slots Other Thoughts: With a 775 socket, not too necessary to run SLI and the Mobo can recognize 8gigs of ram so it's definitely a great little machine. Only docked it for not being slightly more upgradable with no SLI support or 2 additional RAM slots
bigfatmike 5.0
Pros: We live in a house with 2 dogs, 3 adults, and 6 desktops. We bought this when we realized we have enough parts left over from upgrades to make a computer. In additions to SATA it has IED and floppy controllers - useful for a project like this. Pins for front panel connections are at the front edge so short cables are less likely to be a problem. CPU power connector is pretty well positioned - I can reach it with my fingers with the board installed in the case - I usually have to use needle ... nose pliers. This is our third Gigabyte board in three years - all have been given good performance at a good price. Cons: None so far. Other Thoughts: I know you guys are giggling at our "new" Celeron 450 single core system. But this should work fine for an internet cruzer and light word processor. Just remember, if your web page is taking a really long time to load the bottle neck is almost certainly not the processor. And if your term paper is late the processor slowing you down is not the one in your PC. We are going to get a lot more work out of our Celeron - thanks Gigagbyte! More >
elwebmaster 4.0
Pros: I bought this motherboard for a Mac OS X setup as it is known to be generally compatible. It is rev 1.4. It was easy to install and comes with a very good manual also (my first PC building). Price is ok. Cons: It doesn't come with an spdif cable to connect the audio to my video card. It also doesn't have HDMI or DVI, thus you NEED to get a PCI-X video if you want to enjoy any of the HD goodies of the 21st century. Other Thoughts: I connected the reset switch wrong, I guess I was tired. B ... ut that's my fault, the motherboard is well marked and the manual is very detailed also. More >
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