Summary: Doesn't work with XP, and certainly is a hassle trying to install this.
Pros: Small and cheap, easy to install physically, great value for price and good safety features.
Cons: BIOS installation is a big issue with this MOBO, just google "GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P wont boot". Researched this for hours and did not find one solution, eventually gave up and sent it to a PC repair shop to get it done.
Summary: I am using this now, and it's ok but my biggest issue is they put the SATA right under where a Video card hangs out. Yes it has on board vid but so what???? it's a wimpy radeon 3000 card and the 7000 is on the market now.
Summary: It's okay I guess.... but with so many revisions running around you never know which one you are going to get. Some don't support 125w cpus Plug & Play and some Rev's just dont support anything higher than 95w.
Summary: This a rare mis-step for Gigabyte. Hopefully the Egg will fix the pics and manufacturers link so no more of us end up buying a lesser board than what's advertised. As for me, it's an RMA for this board and an extra $10 for the GA-78LMT-USB3, which not only adds USB3 and HDMI out, but also has the...
Pros: Decent feature set and a good price. Well built board with a surprising (in a good way) number of tweakable OC paramaters (voltages, timings, multipliers and dividers, and all of AMD's power/thermal features). But buyer beware, because in this instance what you see IS NOT what you get (see Cons).
Cons: The R5 revision (which seems to be all GB is shipping now) is a significant step down from the board pictured above (as of the date of this posting) and linked to below. In place of the respectable 4.1 phase power section used in previous versions (which also had much beefier heat sinks, Turbo3d,...
Summary: It was my fault for not checking but this mobo wouldn't handle the newest AMD cpus. It does actually run them but at a reduced clock rate. Overall, its an older model on discount for a reason. But if you have an older CPU model you won't have any issues.