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Is GA-G41M Combo a good Motherboard and does it support uefi?

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if you dont have something cheaper take it. you need something to replace dead mb but dont spend too much money on obsolate pc.
better save money for new rig with up to date hardware.
for about 500-600$ you can get decent entry lvl pc with sata3 mb, usb3, 8+ gb ram, ssd, 1-1.5tb hdd and decent video
This. Spend as little as possible on hardware that you wont be able to re-use. Save the rest for bette parts.
Thanks to Jester, you can use a 4TB and partition it, but you wont be able to use it as a windows boot drive.
 
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but you wont be able to use it as a windows boot drive
Silly me!!! I had read this when I was thinking about buying 3TB HDD..
I forgot that..
So any other board which you guys think might be cheaper??
DDR2 & 775 socket & Q6600??

I am at work now.. So I dont have access to websites other than a few(not electronics/shopping/social)...
Luckily TPU is available...
So I am not able to determine model no. or compatibility... or search any boards...
 
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Silly me!!! I had read this when I was thinking about buying 3TB HDD..
I forgot that..
So any other board which you guys think might be cheaper??
DDR2 & 775 socket & Q6600??
give us link to shop you will use.
i can give you prices from uk or us but they will be irrelative to you

edit: ok give the name we will google it
 

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Biostar M41-G7?
 
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Sorry I didnt read the whole thread but for GPT your dont need UEFI to partition. Only to boot to the drive you need UEFI. You can partition 3 or 4 Tb as long as you run Windows 7 without UEFI

So you can partition a 3 Tb drive with a 775 with DDR2. Just not to boot to. As long as you run W7 or 8
Thanks a lot!!!!
I dont know how I forgot that part...

edit: ok give the name we will google it
I don't shop online as it is (~$20)expensive here than buying with the dealer face to face...
 
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Thanks a lot!!!!
I dont know how I forgot that part...



I don't shop online as it is (~$20)expensive here than buying with the dealer face to face...
then i cant find you other options cause i dont know what is availalbe at your contry
i am not asking you to buy online. i need something to use as reference. if you can get it cheaper that will be +++

here is only option available in flipkart but it is ddr3 so no use of it http://www.flipkart.com/digilite-dl...4VST&ref=502c40be-5037-48b9-b224-5748ebe9ba29
 
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to be completely honest: ditch the old hardware. you wont get what you want.


grab budget DDR3 ram, CPU, and motherboard with all the features you want - 3TB support and so on.


you can repair your old system to match what it did, or you can buy a new one to get new features. you cant do both, since socket 775 is LONG dead. intels released at least 3 new sockets since then.
 
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to be completely honest: ditch the old hardware. you wont get what you want.


grab budget DDR3 ram, CPU, and motherboard with all the features you want - 3TB support and so on.


you can repair your old system to match what it did, or you can buy a new one to get new features. you cant do both, since socket 775 is LONG dead. intels released at least 3 new sockets since then.
problem is that he has 100$ budget and pc with dead mb.
he cant get mb+cpu+ram for under 100
 

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You have something like a local ebay or something? There is where I would look.
 
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You have something like a local ebay or something? There is where I would look.
This. It's an old socket, DDR2 board, why not buy used?
 

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problem is that he has 100$ budget and pc with dead mb.
he cant get mb+cpu+ram for under 100
thats why i said repair OR upgrade - he cant do both.
 
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I feel this is pretty stupid thing on mobo!!!
How will you put 8GB memory? 4Gb DDR2 and 4GB DDR3????
Just curious will it work???
Heh, yeah, lol.

Now seriously, the G41 chipset supports up to 8GB of RAM, that can be arranged as either 2x4GB DDRII or as 2x4GB DDRIII (DDRIII being the easiest choice to pick, because good luck finding 4GB DDRII DIMMs).
Using DDRII and DDRIII DIMMs at that same time on any mobo, doesn't even matter if there are compatible slots available, is a guaranteed "turn that thing into an expensive paperweight (with added fireworks), because lulz".
The whole RAM thing is stupid though, 2 slots for DDR2 and 2 for DDR3 :laugh:
Why?
Transition boards are a thing of the past, I know, but they were relevant in the means that one could use new hardware when the possibility came along. This was common with socket 478 and 775 mobos. (not so much now because of Intel constantly changing sockets every two years)
Regardless, SSD would still show immense improvement on 3Gbps Sata ports.
Budget...well, any current G41 board comes with the ICH7 southbridge, which means no AHCI...which by extension means no NCQ...or TRIM.
 
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to be completely honest: ditch the old hardware. you wont get what you want.


grab budget DDR3 ram, CPU, and motherboard with all the features you want - 3TB support and so on.


you can repair your old system to match what it did, or you can buy a new one to get new features. you cant do both, since socket 775 is LONG dead. intels released at least 3 new sockets since then.
I will...but not right now...
I can't buy a new cpu+mobo+ram on my money now....
I need a mobo that can just get through a year.. then I will have sufficient $$ for a brand new cpu+mobo+ram for say $500-$1000...


@RCOON::
I was wrong on pricing of SSDs..
120GB Samsung 840 costs:::~$125 or more(Rs. 6.5K)
128GB Samsung Pro ::: ~$180(Rs. 9K depending on exchange rate)
http://primeabgb.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=485&Itemid=53
 
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As far as SSD goes you might find a used/new SATA II for less then a SATA III. Sense that board doesn't have SATAIII and the extra speed will just go to waste. But then again the coast may be the same
 
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as far as ssd goes you might find a used/new sata ii for less then a sata iii. Sense that board doesn't have sataiii and the extra speed will just go to waste. But then again the coast may be the same
if he buy sata3 now he can use it in furture rig, while sata2 could be cheaper now BUT if he use it in future pc it will be bottleneck the rig
 
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@RCOON::
My dealer does not have Biostar G41-M7
He can order GA-G41M Combo(4500K) or
MSI G41M-P33(3850K)
Hardly $10-15 difference..

He told me Gigabyte is more trustworthy(& probably will have resale value :p)...
So going for Gigabyte...
Did I make a good choice?

Thanks guys...all of you..
 
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SATA2 SSDs are still an order of magnitude faster than SATA3 HDDs. It won't be a noticeable bottleneck. In fact, it won't be a bottleneck at all. It will be something like "hampering down the system a bit".

EDIT:
When it comes to these mATX G41 boards it's all the same thing. You look if it's a combo board or not (some only have DDRIII), then price/layout. Done.
I went with an ASRock because it was the cheapest, was a combo board and the layout wasn't too bad (even though the audio header is in the most retarded place imaginable).
 
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SATA2 SSDs are still an order of magnitude faster than SATA3 HDDs. It won't be a noticeable bottleneck. In fact, it won't be a bottleneck at all. It will be something like "hampering down the system a bit".

EDIT:
When it comes to these mATX G41 boards it's all the same thing. You look if it's a combo board or not (some only have DDRIII), then price/layout. Done.
I went with an ASRock because it was the cheapest, was a combo board and the layout wasn't too bad (even though the audio header is in the most retarded place imaginable).
So you are saying me to go with MSI since it is cheaper??
 
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It's cheaper because it isn't the combo version, right?
G41M-P33
G41M-P33 Combo
If it's not the combo version, I would advise you to go with the Gigabyte board, because that one allows you to use your existing DDRII modules now and upgrade to DDRIII later, since the MSI (non-combo) only supports DDRIII, which is something you've led me to believe you don't own yet.
As for Gigabyte being more trustworthy...when it comes to budget mobos, it doesn't matter/it's not relevant. The mobo is already cheap as it is, don't expect a lot out of it.
 
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Well, the Gigabyte does have 1 more PCI slot and a slightly better layout (and a floppy connector, lol). Features-wise it's pretty much the same between the two.
So I think it's a personal choice and a choice between saving a bit of money or not.
 
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SATA2 SSDs are still an order of magnitude faster than SATA3 HDDs. It won't be a noticeable bottleneck. In fact, it won't be a bottleneck at all. It will be something like "hampering down the system a bit".
compared sata2 ssd with sata[put any number here] hdd ya it is faster
sata2 ssd will be noticeable slower then sata3 (especially if you pur 2 rigs side to side)

So you are saying me to go with MSI since it is cheaper??
get cheaper
20$ saved here 50$ there and you will have budget for new rig sooner