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The MSI G41M-P28 is a low-cost motherboard with on-board support for video and audio in a Micro-ATX form factor.

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accepts components with very little configuration required, usually plug-and-play

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good value for the money, you get all the features you'll need

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well laid out board, nothing really crowds anything else

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affordable price point

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overclocking is easy and typically runs safely and cool

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excellent transfer rates between connected HDDs

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runs stable for months without a reboot

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few expansion slots

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maximum 2 memory DIMMs

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poor from a future-proofing perspective

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no support for the latest Intel processors

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no USB 3.0 ports

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The MSI G41M-P28 is a low-cost motherboard with on-board support for video and audio in a Micro-ATX form factor. This is similar to the MSI G41M-P26, but has support for faster 10/100/1000 Ethernet and a 6-in-1 audio jack to enable the use of microphones and a complete 7.1 surround sound audio system. The CPU slot uspports Intel LGA775 CPUs, and works with a pair of DDR3 slots that can run up to 8 Gigabytes of memory. Video is handled on-board by an Intel GMA X4500 processor that has full support for DirectX 10, and a PCI-E x16 slot is also available for an added video card. Support for up to 4 SATA II hard drives is built in, and the system comes with 4 rear USB 2.0 ports set up with an additional 4 optional ports at the front.

  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
  • Supports Intel Yorkfield, Wolfdale in the LGA775 package.
  • Supports Intel next generation 45nm multi-core processors 
  • Intel G41 Chipset: Supports FSB 800/1066/1333 MHz
  • Supports two DIMM DDR3 800/1066/1333*(OC) DRAM, 8GB max
  • 4 SATA II ports
  • 4 rear USB 2.0 ports
  • 7.1 channel audio output
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel GMA X4500), DirectX 10
  • 1 x PCI-E x16, 2 x PCI slots
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
  • 6-in-1 audio jack
  • 24.5cm(L) x 20.0cm(W) Micro-ATX Form Factor
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