Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Intel G31 (Socket 775) DDR2 MicroATX Motherboard

GA-G31M-ES2L Intel G31 (Socket 775) DDR2 MicroATX Motherboard

  • 1333MHz FSB
  • G31/ICH7 Chipset
  • GMA 3100 Onboard Graphics
  • VGA
  • 2x DDR2 (Max. 4GB)
  • 4x SATA 3Gb/s
  • 1x IDE
  • 1x Floppy
  • 8x USB 2.0
  • 7.1 HD Audio & Gigabit LAN.
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Stock Code: MB-221-GI

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Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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GA-G31M-ES2L Intel G31 (Socket 775) DDR2 MicroATX Motherboard

The GA-G31M-ES2L supports Intel's latest high performance CPUs, which deliver the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.

- Intel G41 Chipset
- Support for Core 2 Duo and Quad
- DDR2 Memory support
- Onboard Intel GMA Graphics
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- 3 Year Warranty

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Good board but not as good as I first th

Just wanted to set the record straight. Thought this board was a better clocker than it actually is.
There is in fact, as Bob says below, a chipset limitation. If you leave the PCI frequency on auto the PCI frequency will increase to an unknown level as the FSB is increased. This could in theory damage your SATA drives & GPU.
I have now set my PCI frequency manually to 105 and have subsequently hit a wall at 350 FSB.

Nick 2011-06-01

Excellent Board

Bought this to replace a dead GA-965P-DS3P whilst saving up for Sandybridge.
Do not believe anyone who says this board will not overclock. My e6400 is currently sat at a stable 3Ghz on stock volts. I'm confident I can get it to at least 3.2....
Sata ports are poorly positioned. My 8800GTX covers 1 out of the 4.
PCI Express slot retaining clip is also badly designed & it will be a swine to unlock the card.
These are the only negatives.
If you want a cheap 775 board that will overclock look no further!

Nick 2011-05-06


I cut and pasted this from what I said in the forums.

"I got it for a play thing while saving for a better set up.

I have never been so impressed by any board I have owned from Foxconn BLACKOPS to Striker Extreme, Im not saying this board is better than those two but price vs performance this board is simply outstanding.

Better than 90% of boards twice its price.

I have had my E6600 up at 3.8Ghz and my E2140 up at 3.2Ghz, I know this board will push further but want to get water on the silicon before I push the volts."

Derek Bulloch 2010-09-20

Nice Board

Brought this as my striker extreme went pop. Hopefully this will tided me over till sandy bridge. Nice little board apart from some niggles, these been.

If you have a full lenght double slot pci-e gfx card the 2 of the 4 sata headers are a no no.

Couldn't install windows 7 on an ssd with more than 2gb ram installed

Also as a budget board I didn't expect a large overclocking headroom, and this is what I got. At 333 FSB I hit a wall (well known chipset problem as FSB is linked to the PCI frequency) but my E8400 runs fine at stock. :)

Bob 2010-09-09

Great board

Lovely little board (little being the operative word - I did not know this was a micro ATX board!), running my Intel Core 2 Duo easily enough.

Bonus points for the bright orange SATA cables!!

Steve 2010-06-12

Awesome Lil Board

Im running a Q9550, 4gb ddr2 ram, 1gb geforce 9800gt, Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB hdd, im running xp @mo lol

martin taylor 2010-06-07


Awesome little board for the price, just bought it for a new budget build.

GeForce GT 240
Dual-Core E2200
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 2GB
450W power supply

Runs everything nicely and OC's the Dule-Core and the RAM nice and easy!
Buy it!

Rob 2010-05-19

very sturdy, good price

cheapest board going, definitely gr8 value for money. Sturdy platform, plus micro atx, so in a atx case lots of room to store caboles

Ashley 2010-04-20

Nice Stable Board

I have had one of these for a while. replaced a nforce board in my acer pc.
Very stable no isssues at all. Using e4700 and 3gb ram and a Nvidia 260 GTX with a 750 watts power supply and windows 7 64bit

Patrick Johnson 2010-01-09

Cracking little board

Got one as part of a bundle with an E5300 Intel and a no-name 2GB DDR2 stick. Rock solid so far and brilliant value for money.

Would definitely recommend a fan on the chipset heatsink - it runs very warm if you're using the onboard video. The power connectors could also be better placed: why put the ATX and 12V headers so far apart?

For this money, though, a complete bargain.

Mark Appleton 2009-09-05

Excellent budget board

I installed this board in a new PC a couple of weeks ago. It has all the connection ports you might want from a standard budget PC - low power consumption, 4*USB on the back as well as older parallel & PS/2 ports. Only 1 PCI-E*16 slot but if you need 2 graphics cards you'll buy a full sized board.

The BIOS has fairly automated overclocking settings, overclocked an E5300 to 3.83GHz very easily with auto voltage management.

User 2009-08-20

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