ASRock G31M-S Motherboard Intel G31 Review

ASRock a well-known global manufacturer of consumer electronics and IT gadgets which offers easy overclocking and very good performance at an affordable price of $42.99 namely ASRock G31M-S. The G31M-S is an Intel G31 chipset based motherboard from ASROCK. ASRock G31M-S supports all LGA775 processors including Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors. This motherboard have some unique features like ASRock OC Tuner, Intelligent Energy Saver, Instant Boot and Hybrid booster.

With this motherboard you can easily overclock any LGA 775 processor. You can overclock CPUs with FSB800 MHz (e.g. E6000, E5000, E4000, E2000, E1200, E1000, Cel400 Series) to FSB1066 MHz in one second. Just short pin2 and pin3 for OC800 jumper, start your PC and voala - your FSB800 CPU is overclocked 33% above its nominal clock speed. You can overclock your CPU even further using the OC Tuner utility. I've managed to overclock Celeron430 1.8GHz CPU to 3.06GHz (FSB340 or 1360MHz effective) rock stable! Dude, it's 70% overclock! The ASRock G31M-S is indeed a hell of a board, and it did perform very well during testing. Paired with the Sapphire Radeon HD4650 512MB DDR3 PCI-Express graphic card I was able to play all new games at 1024x768, at max. quality settings with average frame rate of 30-50 frames per second.

Motherboard : Asrock G31M-S
CPU : Intel Celeron 430 1.8GHz
Graphic Card : Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4650 512MB GDDR3 GPU 600@750MHz , MEM 700@830MHz
RAM : Hynix 1GB DDR2 800MHz

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