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GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L mATX LGA775 G31 DDR2 1PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: GA-G31M-ES2L

Features    [ Edit | History ]

GA-G31M-ES2L Desktop Board supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers 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.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • GA-G31M-ES2L Desktop Board
  • Motherboard driver disk
  • User Manual
  • 1 x IDE cable
  • 1 x Floppy disk drive cable
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cables
  • I/O Shield
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor Micro ATX
Processor Supported Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Core 2 Extreme Core 2 Duo Core 2 Quad Celeron Dual-Core Pentium Extreme Edition Pentium D Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition) Pentium 4 Celeron Celeron D
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400 DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Width 9.6"
Depth 7.6"
Front Side Bus 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 800 MHz
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model G31 Express
Number of Memory Slots 2
Number of PCI Slots 2
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 3100
Audio Channels 5.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 4
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 1
Onboard Video On-board Video Chipset
Number of Total Expansion Slots 4
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 2

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 5.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC883
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-G31M-ES2L
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: GA-G31M-ES2L
     Product Name: GA-G31M-ES2L Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 2
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4
     Parallel Port: Yes
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Serial Port: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 4
     VGA: Yes
     Maximum Memory: 4 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-800/PC2-6400
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 2
     Additional Information:
  • FSB 1600MHz and DDR2 1066MHz is supported through Overclocking


  • 1. 2 x 4 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • GA-G31M-ES2L Desktop Board
  • Motherboard driver disk
  • User Manual
  • 1 x IDE cable
  • 1 x Floppy disk drive cable
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cables
  • I/O Shield

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 4
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 2
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 7.6" (194 mm)
     Form Factor: Micro ATX
     Width: 9.6" (244 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: G31 Express
     Front Side Bus: 1333 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad
Celeron Dual-Core
Pentium Extreme Edition
Pentium D
Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
Pentium 4
Celeron D
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
     Graphics Controller Model: GMA 3100
     Onboard Video: On-board Video Chipset
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Customer Reviews

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Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
inexpensive, wide CPU compatibility, auto mode works well for voltage in bios, plug and play
died after 2 weeks use, single fan attachment, tricky bios update  with 64 bit windows 7.
Perhaps it was a voltage module that failed on me...I didn't even get a BSOD. The screen just went completely black and computer will not turn back on. (and yes my PSU is fine).

This review was modfied by poster @ 08-31-11 01:34 PM

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
cheap , works , overclocks great
2 ram slots. having some problems with aftermarket cpu fan running at annoying fullspeed all the time even though there is a setting
overclock tips : cant lower the ram ratio below 2:00 with some ram (it lets you go lower unlike some mobo's and then messses up)
if your having trouble overclocking you might have to hit the reset pins on your board and start from factory settings again.
it overclocked great! im using q8400 and got fsb to 440.
didnt have to touch fsb voltage


Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Great board, inexpensive, good overclocker!
Lacking a few overclocking options, but in this price bracket im surprised to have gotten as many features as i did!
What an excellent value for my money! This board took my celeron e3300 from 2.5ghz to 3.4 ghz on stock voltage and cooler, and then to 3.75 with a little bump in voltage, but still stock cooler and running at only 50 degrees!!!

What a steal of a deal!

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Quality components used on this board. Good price point for the features.
FYI my board didn't like mid-high overclocking but does fine on a mild OC (I expected this at this price point)
Nice board for budget builds. Booted to bios and was easy to setup. One of the quickest setups I've had in a while & no problems with Win7.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
pretty good board for it's price and components that come with board
2 pci slots only
built my budget computer with it, and up to now seems to be doing quite well, it does not seem to generate too much heat when under stress and has all you need for basic setup.

Experience: 4 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Good for a 775 test bench!
None so far.
I needed a cheep board for a test bench, this does the trick. Board is working great.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Plenty of onboard features.
Bought this to replace the board in an OEM machine (Dell or HP I think). Didn't have any issues replacing out the old board, very pleasantly surprised. Haven't had any issues since.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Great little board so far.
none so far.
Great little board, used it to replace a EVGA motherboard that failed in my HTPC. Works great with Windows 7, wakes from sleep to record and then puts itself back to sleep after with no problems.

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
-Nice layout
-Handy features
-Good workmanship
-Ide behind the 24-pin
Rev 2 has a much nicer colour scheme with the blue instead of the yellow. It has some decent overclocking features. Has a nice layout and is overall a good budget lga 775 board. My problem is that the IDE port is behind the ATX 24 pin port. It makes installing IDE cables a bit of a pain. Would recommend!

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
mATX form, unexpensive board and good choice for basic users, high memory compatibility.
Number of memory slots (just 2)
I use this board for a system backup and downloading. You also can use this board with a good video card (PCI-E 16x) and a good quad core CPU for lower price gamer system.

I have no bug and my system is very stable.

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