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Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L
5.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

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Overall 6
6.0

years but not great

Michael M., Newegg
26 January 2013
  • Pros: It's lasted 3.5 years
  • Cons: Well I don't think this motherboard was built well it has finally bit he dust as it won't function properly with the atx12v connector connected. And if you unplug it it seems to start up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Two of the specs are completely wrong

Kent B., Newegg
19 May 2011
  • Summary: Bought this to run OSX, which it does quite well once I hammered out the sound and lan compatibility issues. I spent a _lot_ of extra unnecessary work because of the incorrect specs - while I should have sent this board back, I didn't only because of how much lost time that would cause.
  • Pros: Overall, it's a pretty decent motherboard for the price. I replaced an older ASUS P5Q that sort of got borked by a lightning strike. No problems at all with first POST - my core 2 duo and corsair ddr2 dominator memory were all properly recognized. I'm surprised that you get as many features as yo...
  • Cons: As of 5/2011, Newegg is now shipping "rev 2.4" of this board. The specs for this product are INCORRECT as follows: (1) The LAN is *not* a Realtek 8111C - the LAN port is actually an Altheros AR8131/AR8232. (2) The audio codec is NOT an ALC883, but instead is really an ALC888b. These make a *huge*...
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Overall 6
6.0

NIC & Linux

Daron J., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Pros: Works for the most part.
  • Cons: Tried to put centOS 5.3 on it and it didn't like the NIC
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Overall 6
6.0

Its okay..

Mun S., Newegg
21 January 2011
  • Summary: Built this little guy as a HTPC for my mother and it was working alright to this point. I mean I shelled out less then what you have to when you purchase a video game these days, but it no longer works.
  • Pros: Cheap, lots of on board connectors, dual bios, and once again it was pretty cheap from a trusted manufacturer
  • Cons: Only two USB connectors that no longer work
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Overall 6
6.0

D'oh! Dimm Slots

Cory K., Newegg
24 November 2010
  • Summary: Beeped when coming out of sleep/standby. Didn't stop till I rebooted. Only noticed it once, then like I said, ended up returning. Not sure if this was a fluke.
  • Pros: All the features I was looking for, at a good price. Would've been great, BUT......
  • Cons: Be careful if you plan on using the x1 PCIe slot with a full length card. My TV tuner card would not fit on this board. The card hit the DIMM connectors. I ended up returning this board and buying one with a better layout.
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Overall 6
6.0

Only lasted a year :(

Kindle Customer, Amazon
6 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought this just over a year ago, it was easy to install and worked like a charm up until it just fizzed out on me!
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after 2 months

B. Davis, Amazon
28 April 2009
  • Summary: I read the reviews for this product and it seemed to fit the bill for a basic build. It worked well for 2 months. Then stopped functioning. Fortunately EVGA replaced it. I didn't update my review (to address one comment) because I'm learning to balance my time with new children. Back off!
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Overall 6
6.0

sound stopped working

Mr. S. Ahmed, Amazon
15 May 2010
  • Summary: i purchased this motherboard in January and the sound has stopped working 5 months later. Other than that it does what it says on the tin. The only other problem with this is that the network controller is not supported by freenas yet, but that is a minor niggle.
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Overall 6
6.0
Documentation 6
6.0

SCHEDA MADRE SENZA PRETESE

Slipknot92it, Ciao
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Ciao a tutti. Possiedo ormai da qualche anno quresta scheda madre e ho trovato alcuni problemi ma per quello che devo fare con il computer va più che bene. SVANTAGGI: Bisogna impostare a mano la velocità giusta del processore montato.
  • Pros: Il prezzo, adatta a case piccoli
  • Cons: Niente overclock, poca espandibilità della ram
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Overall 6
6.0

GA-G31M-ES2L rev.1.x

review.kakaku.com
7 July 2009
  • Excerpt: 数多くのレビュー出ていますので気になった事を PCI-Express 1Xの使用を考えてるいる方はご注意を! メモリスロットが丁度PCI-Express 1Xを塞ぐ形になるので あまり長いものだと干渉します。 (私はビデオキャプチャGV-MVP/VSを付けようとして気づいた) 日本語マニュアルが付いてきますが 少しは知識がないと難解に感じます (ASUSのがこの辺はわかりやすかった) 低価格でSATAケーブルが2本も付いてくるのでサブ機や初自作にはオススメの1枚
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