The ASRock G41C-GS is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 775/ Socket T socket.
It has 8 GB DDR3, 8 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 775/ Socket T||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||Onboard GPU||yes|
|CPU Chipset||G41||PCI Slots|
|Form Factor||ATX||SATA 1.0||0|
|Max RAM||8 GB DDR3|
8 GB DDR2
|RAM Slots||2 x DDR3|
2 x DDR2
|Compatible RAM Speeds||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||4||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v2.x||Back Panel I/O|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
The ASRock G41C-GS uses the Intel LGA 775/ Socket T CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1333 MHz, and 2 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 8 GB RAM.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASRock G41C-GS should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The ASRock G41C-GS has 4 SATA 2.0 hard drive slots. These allow for data speeds of up to 3GB/s. SATA 2.0 is a very common standard, and despite the emergence of SATA 3.0 - whose potential is difficult to reach currently - SATA 2.0 remains a viable option.
The ASRock G41C-GS supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the ASRock G41C-GS's PCIe v2.x. The ASRock G41C-GS does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The ASRock G41C-GS has 4 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. With so few slots, however, you would have to use a USB expansion hub. As such, we would highly recommend a different motherboard, preferably with USB 3.0 functionality as well.