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The ASRock G31M-GS R2.0 is a mid-grade motherboard for use with socket 775 Intel processors.

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Pros

setup and installation is easy, no surprises along the way

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fairly speedy board, good communication between components

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doesn't generate much heat, generally stays cool all the time

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one of the few newer boards that still supports DDR2 RAM

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sockets are well placed so that things don't overlap

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Cons

can't install longer/larger video cards on this, won't have the room

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included "Getting Started" manual is sparse, doesn't cover many of the common things you want to know during setup

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The ASRock G31M-GS R2.0 is a mid-grade motherboard for use with socket 775 Intel processors. The G31M model features Hyper Threading functionality and a total front side bus support of 1600MHz which offers added compatibility with the Intel Core 2 Quad processor family.

The ASRock G31M-GSR2.0 motherboard also features the Intel G31 North-bridge chipset and Intel ICH7 South-bridge chipset. For integrated graphics the G31M motherboard includes the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 chipset (384MB Shared VRAM) which supports Pixel Shader 2.0 and DirectX 9.0. The G31M motherboard supports DDR2 800/667 MHz memory in excess of 8GB total. Additional options include a Gigabit (10/100/100) LAN, 1 PCI-E x16 expansion slot, 4 on-board SATA 3.0GB/s connectors, full 5.1 channel HD audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec), and unique ASROCK BIOS Software.

Features
  • Mid-grade Motherboard
  • Socket 775 Intel Support
  • Intel G31 and Intel ICH7 Chipsets
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
  • DDR 800 MHz RAM Support (8GB Total)
  • Gigabit LAN
  • 5.1 Channel HD Audio
  • ASROCK BIOS Software
    • Instant Boot
    • Instant Flash
    • Smart BIOS
    • OC Tuner
    • Intelligent Energy Saver
Specifications
  •  CPU/Socket
    • Socket: LGA 775
    • Supported Processors
      • Intel Core 2 Extreme
      • Intel Core 2 Quad
      • Intel Core 2 Duo
      • Intel Pentium Dual Core
      • Intel Celeron Dual Core
      • Intel Celeron
      • Penryn Quad Core
      • Yorkfield Dual Core
      • Wolfdale Dual Core
    • Front Side Bus: 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
    • 105W CPU Support
    • Hyper-Threading
    • Untied Overclocking Technology
    • EM64T CPU
  • Chipsets
    • Northbridge: Intel G31
    • Southbridge: Intel ICH7
  • Memory
    • Type: Dual Channel DDR2
    • Slots: 2xDIMM
    • Speed: 800/667 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    • Maximum: 8GB
  • BIOS
    • 4MB AMI BIOS
    • AMI Legal BIOS
    • Plug and Play Support
    • ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
    • SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
    • VCCM Voltage Multi-adjustment
    • Supports Smart BIOS
  • Graphics
    • GPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
    • Support: Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0
    • Memory: 384MB Shared
    • Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536
  • Audio
    • 5.1 CH HD Audio
    • Codec: Realtek ALC662 Audio
  • LAN
    • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    • Realtek RTL8111DL
    • Supports Wake-On-LAN
  • Expansion Slots
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
    • 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    • 2 x PCI slots
  • Interior Connectors
    • 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No support for RAID and "Hot Plug" functions)
    • 1 x ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
    • 1 x Floppy connector
    • 1 x Print port header
    • CPU/Chassis FAN connector
    • 24 pin ATX power connector
    • 4 pin 12V power connector
    • Front panel audio connector
    • 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • Rear Input/Output Panel
    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
    • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
    • 1 x Serial Port: COM1
    • 1 x VGA Port
    • 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    • HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
  • Dimensions
    • 9.6-in x 7.2-in
    • 24.4 cm x 18.3 cm
    • Form Factor: Micro ATX
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