Summary: I came to my own conclusion that this board works with 1st generation AKA older DDR3 memory. DDR3 memory has changed somehow today in that a new PC3-10600 won't work but an old PC3-10600 will work with this board. I had newer memory that didn't work. When you turn on the PC it won't POST and no display will show. If you have a computer speaker plugged in it will just run a continuous beep.
Pros: One of the last few boards out there that support 775 with the benefit of DDR3 memory.
Cons: The memory compatibility issue does exist. GIGABYTE hasn't updated their compatibility list in a few years.
Summary: This was a replacement board for another Gigabyte board that stopped working(GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45). This is a barebones board that boots with no issue. It uses DDR3 which makes it faster than the board it replaced.
Pros: Simple Basic Small form Solid
Cons: Lacks HDMI, but was not required for what I built.
Summary: It works. Bios options are... limited, but that doesn't matter, you just want a functional PC with old tech. -Works like a charm -Make it happen -Don't install a GPU above a 750 TI -Party hard -Erryday
Pros: Fits a Thousand dollar CPU from days of old. Inexpensive. Will make sister happy when she finds I've given her a "monster" PC.
Cons: None other than it's a small MB. Only 2 Ram slots.
Pros: Purchased this MB to stretch some life out of my dual core processor and add more 4 gigs of memory that it did, easy install
Cons: First its very memory sensitive so be sure you get the correct memory, 2nd it died in 3 mons lets see how Gigabyte handle this. Always used ASUS never a failure so this is my first and last experience with Gigabyte
Summary: As far as the quality and stability of the GA-41MT board, there are no CONS; however, after reading some of the reviews left on this product, it is very evident that some "so-called" experts have no idea on how to build and configure a computer; and perhaps, these individuals should purchase "department store" systems. To say the board is "picky" about memory or the RAM is too expensive is a complete inaccuracy.
Pros: Nice choice for older processors. So far I purchased three of these boards for use with older Pentium 4 and Core 2 Quad processors that we had laying around; and, all three builds are flawless. Corsair DDR3 1333mz 4GB (2 x 2GB) value ram is a good choice for this board. You will find that WIN 7 runs very well on this system. Overall, the GA-41 is a very stable motherboard and a good choice for any LGA 775 based processor.
Cons: NONE - This is a good quality and stable product. Those of us that actually know how to build and configure a system will recognize this -- those that have no clue on how to build a system will leave a negative review.
Pros: I've been running this board for a while though, and while it isn't my ideal board, it seems good. I've lost some nice features "downgrading" to this board from my higher end board, but the reasoning for the swap was too run a Xeon 5450 (771 cpu mod for 775 mobo, VERY easy to do!) My other board wouldn't load up win7 x64 with the Xeon, while this board immediately recognized the cpu, and had no issues running it.
Cons: No fancy features like optical audio or a spdif header for sending sound through an older video card, and has a limited number of SATA ports. Not a fan of the fan control modes for the cpu fan, but may put it on my fan controller.
Summary: It really makes me sad I heard good things about Gigabyte but there support is a joke and this has been a freaking nightmare.
Pros: I wouldn't know since I cannot find any memory that will work with this stupid motherboard.
Cons: To say this mobo is picky about memory is an understatement. I have gone through two sets of DDR 1333 and they both failed to boot when installed and then I tried a set of DDR 1066 and it STILL WON'T EVEN POST! DO NOT BUY THIS MOTHERBOARD! I am going to try one last time with different RAM manufacturer then if it doesn't work I am out the money for the motherboard. Thanks Gigabyte.
Summary: Memory types can be a problem for this board, as other reviews have mentioned. What works for one person, may not for another.
Pros: Good MB so far. To early to tell how it will perform long term. Needed a LGA 775 board for my Intel core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz chip. This board fit the bill. Running smoothly now, with 8 GB 2x4gb Dual channel PNY DDR3 PC3-10666 1333/1066 Mhz memory (MD8192KD3-1333).
Cons: Memory install was an issue at first. I purchased some G. Skill Aegis DDR3-1333 PC3-10600/10666 (F3-1333C9D-8GIS) based on another review on this board. Motherboard would not post. Not sure if the memory was exactly the same since it was an older review. New memory is listed as Gaming Memory. Part number was the same though.