Starex G31 Motherboard Driver for Windows3 min read
The Starex G31 mainboard comes with Intel G31 chipset, FSB support FSB 533 / 667 / 800 / 1066 / 1333 MHz, dual channel DDR2 533 / 667 / 800 memory, expansion slot 1 x PCI slot, storage 4 x SATA connectors, 1 x IDE connector and 2 x USB 2.0 port.
Intel G31 Chipset:
The Intel G31 chipset is a great choice for those who want to build a system that will support a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor.
It features a dual channel DDR2 memory support, SATA 3Gbps technology and is compatible with 1333 MHz front-side bus processors.
The Intel G31 chipset also supports Gigabit Ethernet networking, HD realtech on board audio, VGA and USB port. It supports the full range of Intel Core 2 processors, including the Core 2 Quad Q9550.
FSB Support FSB 533 / 667 / 800 / 1066 / 1333 MHz:
The FSB Support is the amount of clocking that is available on the motherboard to enable the memory to run at the fastest possible speed.
If you have a CPU that is overclocked to a higher FSB, then the motherboard has to be capable of running at that speed to allow the RAM to work properly.
Gigabyte motherboards are design to comply with the European Union’s ErP (also known as the Energy-Related Products Directive) which helps reduce environmental impact. They are also design to increase power efficiency.
Storage 4 x SATA connectors:
Also, SATA is the industry standard for connecting data storage devices (hard disk drives and solid state drives) to a computer.
The interface has undergone three revisions and the latest version supports maximum transfer rates of 6 Gb/s.
A SATA connector is a pair of foil-shielded differential pairs with numbered data and power pins. These connectors connect a motherboard socket to a hard drive or SSD.
SATA cables are thinner and more flexible than ribbon cable used for traditional PATA hard drives. They support a wide range of mating lengths and heights to accommodate various application requirements.
1 x IDE connector:
Also, The IDE connector is a standard interface that connects storage devices such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives and floppy disk drives to a computer system. This standard was develope in 1986 by Western Digital and Compaq for IBM PC compatible computers.
IDE cables are 40-conductor ribbon cables that use pins to connect drives and motherboards together. They can transfer data at speeds up to 133 MBps.
IDE cables have Master and Slave positions, depending on the type of drive they are connect to. Cables for 80-conductor drives have a gray connector with pin 28 CSEL not connected, making it the slave position.
2 x USB 2.0 port:
Also, USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, a standard that defines the cables, connectors and communication protocols that facilitate communications and power delivery between computers and electronic devices.
The first generation of USB, which was introduced in 2000, increase data transfer speeds by 40 times to 480 megabits per second (Mbps).
Today, the third generation of USB — which was unveiled in 2008 — can transfer data at a rate of up to 4.8 gigabits per second.
The new USB 3.0 standard introduces 5 major differences: Power Output and Efficiency, Backward Compatibility, Data Bandwidth, Connector Wires, and Interior Color.
While each of these features is a great improvement, the most important difference is that USB 3.0 brings faster data transfer rates to users, which makes it more affordable than its predecessor.