Pictures

25PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
1.25 2 5 0
1.25
8 VOTES

The MSi G31TM-P21 is a motherboard from MSi that is supports the Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron processors.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

Very cheap (can be found for ~$40), making it a good candidate for HTPC use (with a graphics card upgrade).

1 agrees

Doesn't feel crowded at all despite being a microATX board.

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Documentation is pretty vague, especially concerning audio setup.

2 agree

Default fan speed is 100% at all times, changing it in the BIOS is more trouble than it should be.

1 agrees

The onboard video is very weak, isn't good for anything more than basic desktop use.

1 agrees

PCI-E layout isn't that well though out (a larger video card will likely block off one of the PCI-E x1 lanes).

1 agrees

The USB ports run at USB 1.1 speeds under Linux.

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The MSi G31TM-P21 is a motherboard from MSi that is supports the Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron processors. Due to limitations, it does not support Windows 98 or ME editions. It is equipped with the Intel G31 chipset, or the Intel ICH7 chipset, which offers a high-speed USB 2.0 controller for up to 8 ports. This unit is capable of supporting up to 8GB in memory size, and supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 volt DRAM. This model is LAN capable, and offers ports for keyboard, mouse, serial port, graphics card port, 3in1 audo jack, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The mainboard BIOS provides Plug&Play BIOS, which automatically detects expansion cords and peripheral devices

Features
  • motherboard
  • supports Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron processors
  • does NOT support Windows 98 or ME
  • Intel G31 chipset or Intel ICH7 chipset
  • 8GB memory size
  • supports 2 unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 volt DRAM
  • ports for keyboard, mouse, LAN, 3in1 audio jack, 4 USB 2.0 ports, etc.
  • Plug&Play BIOS
  • 6 mounting holes
About Us