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Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

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1.Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors to FSB 1600 (O.C.) 2.Solid capacitors design in CPU VRM 3.Dual Channel DDR2 1066(O.C.) for remarkable system performance 4.Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 (Intel GMA 3100) 5.Integrated SATA 3Gb/s interface 6.Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet 7.Integrated High Definition audio

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Specifications CPU Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® P…

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1.Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors to FSB 1600 (O.C.) 2.Solid capacitors design in CPU VRM 3.Dual Channel DDR2 1066(O.C.) for remarkable system performance 4.Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 (Intel GMA 3100) 5.Integrated SATA 3Gb/s interface 6.Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet 7.Integrated High Definition audio

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Specifications CPU Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor/Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) L2 cache varies with CPU Front Side Bus 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB Chipset North Bridge: Intel® G31 Express Chipset South Bridge: Intel® ICH7 Memory 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 MHz memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.) Onboard Graphics Integrated in the North Bridge Audio Realtek ALC662 codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1-channel Support for S/PDIF Out Support for CD In Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 1 x PCI Express x1 slot 2 x PCI slots Storage Interface South Bridge: 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices iTE IT8718 chip: 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive USB Integrated in the South Bridge Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x floppy disk drive connector 1 x IDE connector 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 1 x CPU fan header 1 x system fan header 1 x front panel header 1 x front panel audio header 1 x CD In connector 1 x S/PDIF Out header 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 1 x chassis intrusion header 1 x power LED header Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x parallel port 1 x serial port 1 x D-Sub port 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 1 x RJ-45 port 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller iTE IT8718 chip H/W Monitoring System voltage detection CPU temperature detection CPU/System fan speed detection CPU overheating warning CPU/System fan fail warning CPU fan speed control BIOS 1 x 4 Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b Unique Features Support for @BIOS Support for Download Center Support for Q-Flash Support for EasyTune Support for Xpress Install Support for Xpress Recovery2 Support for Virtual Dual BIOS Bundle Software Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Operating System Support for Microsoft® Windows Vista/XP Form Factor Micro ATX form factor; 24.4cm x 19.3cm Remark Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website

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