Summary: This is a full size ATX motherboard with seven expansion slots and this is one of the things that make it so good. It is loaded with features and allows the use of the INTEL 775 socket CPU family. This socket lets you put in a proven CPU that is relatively low cost and get good performance for a server or media center build. The board has 4 memory slots and I am running 16 GIG of memory running at to 1.6 GHz.
Summary: motherboard was a headache from the start first off my old hard drives wouldn't even boot when I placed them in this motherboard it would just freeze and blue screen at the windows logo when loading desktop so I put a new hard disk in this motherboard and format it everything went well... except I have no clue on how to use my storage hard disk now...
Summary: I bought this motherboard as part of a system I'm dropping into an arcade cabinet (Sega New Astro City). I've got an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 in it that I've overclocked to almost 2.8 GHz. The northbridge runs very hot, though, to the point where the system would lock up to protect itself. I bought an aftermarket northbridge heat sink, and everything works great now. It passed the Intel Burn Test with no issues.
Summary: Beware - Although their specifications claim support for Core 2 Extreme processors, it does not. If you email them after the purchase, they admit it while they are rolling around on the floor LOL.
Board had small defect - vendor was the REAL problem
2 September 2011
Summary: Purchased to replace a failing motherboard. This is one of the last LGA775-based boards that is also compatible with the RAM, cards and other peripherals I own (all of which are fine and most of which - like the CPU - are still under manufacturer's OEM warranty). The Realtek LAN port would send but couldn't receive. Tried different operating systems and changed ethernat cables.
Summary: This Gigabyte GA-P45T-ES3G uses BIOS dated Feb, 2011, which is a very recent BIOS for the aging LGA775 socket motherboards. It is ROCK STABLE with a QuadCore Q9550 overclocked to 3400 MHz (8.5 x 400). Running six SATA hard drives. Running two ASUS optical drives on SYBA SATA150R controller. Running Hauppauge PCIx TV card Running 16gb GSKill Ripjaw Video is Radeon 6950 not o/c Using X-Mystique sound card Great gigabyte construction quality. Highly recommend.
Last of the few remaining Intel LGA775 socket full ATX boards.
Chevy05 "Just Another Computer Geek", Amazon
17 June 2011
Summary: It is getting very hard to find full sized ATX motherboards for the Intel LGA775 socket. I have a number of them between myself, girlfriend, and family members. Needed to replace an Intel DX48BT2 that was hardly used that was giving me a lot of problems. I tried an Intel DP43BFL and it was way too finicky with memory. Gave it to my girlfriend with an E4600 processor. I tried this board with 8GB of memory and my Q9650 3.0GHZ Quad, and the unit fired right up.
Summary: I corrected my last review. THIS BOARD IS WORKING PERFECTLY FINE. Perfect memory for this board: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB Kit (2x4 GB Modules) 8 Dual Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX Don't use Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) for this board.