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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-965QM-DS2 motherboard:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard
GA-965QM-DS2 Intel Q965+ ICH8DO / Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad-Core / Core™2 Duo / DDR2 800 / Intel® GMA 3000 / Gigabit LAN

Marketing text Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
Quad Core Optimized
GA-965QM-DS2 supports latest Intel Core2 Extreme Quad Core processors, manufactured using a 65nm silicon technology, Intel's latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad 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.

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 965/946/945 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.

The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design
To ensure a longer operation life time for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions, this platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-qualitycomponents , users can take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.

The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!...more.

Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!...more.

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.

Intel® Q965 Express Chipset
The Intel® Q965 Express Chipset combines the latest technologies, such as Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000, Intel matrix Storage Technology, Intel® Fast Memory Access and Intel® High Definition Audio to deliver advanced stability and performance to business operating systems.

Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Fast Memory Access technology optimizes system performance by maximizing memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses. ...more

Supports TPM
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) can enhance data and network security, from your personal drive, E-mails, file system to the client-server environment. TPM improve your data flow security by hardware and software.

Intel® Active Management Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology provides IT departments with remote client manageability, out-of-band (OOB) diagnostics and assets tracking which remotely manage platforms regardless of system power or OS state to help reduce TCO and improve productivity.

Dual Channel DDR2 800
Get a jump in memory performance with the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory architecture, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.

SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
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.

Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, can deliver up to 80% faster storage performance with PCs equipped with two hard drives using RAID 0 data striping. Using RAID 1 data mirroring can protect against a hard drive failure by mirroring all data among two hard drives. In addition RAID 5 offers the fault-tolerant capability to automatically back up your most important files, while also providing faster disk access and adding storage capacity.

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.

Intel® High Definition Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio enables 8 channel 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-965QM-DS2 motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2, Intel, Socket T (LGA 775), Micro ATX, Gigabit LAN, 0, 1, JBOD, Intel GMA 3000
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: Socket T (LGA 775). Networking features: Gigabit LAN. Motherboard form factor: Micro ATX, Audio output channels: 7.1, RAID levels: 0, 1, JBOD. Width: 24.4 cm, Depth: 24.4 cm
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Number of memory slots
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 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)
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
TPM connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Front panel audio connector
Floppy disk drive connector
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.
CD/AUX audio in
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.
Back panel I/O ports
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.
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.
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.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Networking features
Gigabit LAN
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.
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, JBOD
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1 x PCI Express X16
1 x PCI Express X1
2 x PCI
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
244 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 3000