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GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1)
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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1):
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1)
GA-945GCM-S2 / Intel 945GC+ ICH7 / Dual Channel DDR2 / DDR II 533/400 DIMM / Micro ATX

Marketing text Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1)

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1) as supplied by the manufacturer
Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With 945GZME-RH and P965/G965/946/945 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.

Intel® 945GC Express Chipset
The Intel® 945GC Express Chipset with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics core delivers outstanding system performance through high-bandwidth interfaces such as dual-channel DDR2 memory, 533/400 MHz system bus, PCI Express x16 graphics port, Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity management.

Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 950
The Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 combines faster graphics processing and increased memory bandwidth to deliver richer visual quality and colors without the need for additional discrete graphics cards.

Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo Processor
Leading the silicon process technology from 90nm to 65nm, the Intel new-generation CPU transistors deliver more energy-efficient performance than anyone. Based on the Intel's next generation Micro Architecture, the Intel Core ™2 Duo processor with two cores and shared L2 caches provides the best capability-per-watt solutions. The cutting-edge processor the significant performance boosts and better energy efficient platform

PCI Express Interface
Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface delivers the utmost graphics experience; PCI-E x1interface delivers twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices.

Gigabit LAN connectivity
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.

Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
The SATA specification doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. Native Command Queuing is a new specification that enables out-of-order execution of commands for efficient retrieval of data. Hot Plug support allows users to insert and remove hard disk drives without shutting off power to the system.

8 channel Intel® High Definition Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio enables premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel® HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms.

RoHS compliant
As a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products.. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1):
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Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1), Intel, Socket T (LGA 775), Micro ATX, Gigabit Ethernet, Marvell 88E8001, Intel GMA 950
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1):
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1) based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1). Maximum internal memory: 2 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: Socket T (LGA 775), Processor system buses supported: 533 MHz. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Marvell 88E8001. Motherboard form factor: Micro ATX, Audio output channels: 7.1. Width: 220 mm, Depth: 244 mm
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Number of memory slots
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
2 GB
Processor family*
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Processor socket*
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor system buses supported
533 MHz
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors*
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
Chassis intrusion connector
Floppy disk drive connector
Front panel audio connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Number of Parallel ATA connectors*
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
CPU fan connector
S/PDIF out connector
Number of SATA connectors
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
Serial ports quantity
The number of serial ports in a computer or peripheral. A serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time. The term "serial port" usually identifies hardware more or less compliant to the RS-232 standard, intended to interface with a modem or with a similar communication device. In modern computers and peripherals, serial ports have largely been replaced by USBs and other interfaces.
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
LAN controller
Marvell 88E8001
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
micro ATX
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1 x PCI Express x 16
3 x PCI
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
220 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
244 mm
Other features
Graphics controller
Also known as a graphics coprocessor; similar to a microprocessor ordinarily found on graphics accelerator cards. It processes the graphics to create dots and lines on-screen.
Intel GMA 950