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GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H AMD 740G microATX Motherboard - AM3 socket £29.97 @ DSG
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H AMD 740G microATX Motherboard - AM3 socket £29.97 @ DSG

GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H AMD 740G microATX Motherboard - AM3 socket £29.97 @ DSG

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Cheap motherboard for AM2/AM2+/AM3 processors - takes up to 8GB DDR2 memory and has 4 SATA connectors and DVI/HDMI/VGA video outputs. Also supports PCI-Express 2.0 for graphics cards.

Available from Dixons, Currys and PCWorld websites. Free delivery. Quidco 3.5%.

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Technical Specifications
Central Processing Unit Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Support for AMD Phenom™ II processor/AMD Phenom™ processor /AMD Athlon™ II processor/AMD Athlon™ processor/AMD Sempron™ processor
Chipset North Bridge: AMD 740G
South Bridge: AMD SB710
Front Side Bus 2000 MT/s HyperTransport Bus
Memory 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Storage 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD
Audio Realtek ALC888B codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel (Note 4)
Support for S/PDIF Out
Support for S/PDIF In
Support for CD In
LAN Realtek 8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
USB Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
Overclock Features No
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 2) (Note 3)
1 x HDMI port (Note 3)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x CD In connector
1 x SPDIF In/Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Serial port header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
BIOS 2 x 8 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Form microATX form-factor: 24.3 x 22.0 cm

It's DDR2 so keep that in mind. But would seems to be a good part for a small media build.

Does it support ACC?

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cigbunt

can get it from amazon for same … can get it from amazon for same pricehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-MA74GM-S2H-Motherboard-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B0015BNAUAbuilt in VGA i guess this is a good board for a HTPC



Not in stock at Amazon.

Not bad

how much is the delivery @ DSG?

Original Poster

pvp26

how much is the delivery @ DSG?


Free delivery - as stated.

brookheather

Free delivery - as stated.



oops i missed that bit!
thanks! ordered one via PC world.

cigbunt

can get it from amazon for same … can get it from amazon for same pricehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-MA74GM-S2H-Motherboard-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B0015BNAUA


Amazon say

Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months.

cigbunt

can get it from amazon for same … can get it from amazon for same pricehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-MA74GM-S2H-Motherboard-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B0015BNAUA

Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months.



lol good spot.

Was tempted for a htpc but the onboard graphics does not support blu ray hardware decode.

Saw this in PCW today. Good price, especially compared to all of the other overpriced tat that surrounded it on the shelves. An unbranded 1000W PSU for example, for £99.

So are you saying that this was instore too? Then you could use the £5 vouchers they are giving away. My HP machine died recently and am 100% sure its the motherboard so this is a good cheap fix, thanks.

This board will not do blu-ray hardware decoding... I would avoid if you're planning a HTPC type thing.

tomshardware.com/rev…tml

Otherwise a good price.

If you want blu ray surely you can just stick in a Radeon 5450? They're cheap as chips.

lowercase

Will these fit into any PC case? I have a small tower a HP … Will these fit into any PC case? I have a small tower a HP 6712[url=http://www.ukclearancecentre.co.uk/282-437-large/hp-pavilion-6712-cheap-desktop-pc.jpg]http://www.ukclearancecentre.co.uk/282-437-large/hp-pavilion-6712-cheap-desktop-pc.jpg[/url]



it should do.. (you need a case that'll fit mATX) are you planning on swapping out all components

One available in Romford store. I was very tempted to use voucher and get it for £25...I just don't need one.

Original Poster

my-planet

One available in Romford store. I was very tempted to use voucher and get … One available in Romford store. I was very tempted to use voucher and get it for £25...I just don't need one.


What revision was the motherboard - it is written on a sticker on the side - the latest is 4.3 I think.

Original Poster

cigbunt

http://www.trustedreviews.com/motherboards/review/2008/07/02/Gigabyte-GA-MA74GM-S2H/p1


This is the earlier revision motherboard with 6 SATA ports - the later revisions only have 4.

twe - Nov 20, 2010 23:58So are you saying that this was instore too? Then … twe - Nov 20, 2010 23:58So are you saying that this was instore too? Then you could use the £5 vouchers they are giving away. My HP machine died recently and am 100% sure its the motherboard so this is a good cheap fix, thanks.



lowercase - Nov 21, 2010 09:11Will these fit into any PC case? I have a … lowercase - Nov 21, 2010 09:11Will these fit into any PC case? I have a small tower a HP 6712http://www.ukclearancecentre.co.uk/282-437-large/hp-pavilion-6712-cheap-desktop-pc.jpg



hi guys

as cigbunt hinted at just cos the motherboard may fit, does not mean that everything else in your old pc will go with the board, e.g. cpu,memory......

this is the spec of the hp6712
h10025.www1.hp.com/ewf…ull



if you want a case for this mother board may i sugest one of these,

ebuyer.com/pro…297

ebuyer.com/pro…298

Edited by: "ws007" 21st Nov 2010

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Kaprikawn

If you want blu ray surely you can just stick in a Radeon 5450? They're … If you want blu ray surely you can just stick in a Radeon 5450? They're cheap as chips.



Doesn't that defeat the object? You could get a 790GX based board (which does hardware decoding) for cheaper than this board + a 5450.

i just went in to my local store and paid £24.97.. pleased with my purchase.

may be expired on-line but i would check in your local store.

twe - Nov 20, 2010 23:58So are you saying that this was instore too? … twe - Nov 20, 2010 23:58So are you saying that this was instore too? Then you could use the £5 vouchers they are giving away. My HP machine died recently and am 100% sure its the motherboard so this is a good cheap fix, thanks.

lowercase - Nov 21, 2010 09:11Will these fit into any PC case? I have a … lowercase - Nov 21, 2010 09:11Will these fit into any PC case? I have a small tower a HP 6712[url=http://www.ukclearancecentre.co.uk/282-437-large/hp-pavilion-6712-cheap-desktop-pc.jpg]http://www.ukclearancecentre.co.uk/282-437-large/hp-pavilion-6712-cheap-desktop-pc.jpg[/url]



good advice but you can get cheaper mATX cases than that...

what about ram..? i guess it only takes ddr2
Edited by: "cigbunt" 21st Nov 2010

cigbunt

i just went in to my local store and paid £24.97.. pleased with my … i just went in to my local store and paid £24.97.. pleased with my purchase.


Nice 1. Which store was that if you don't mind me asking? Thx.

my-planet

Nice 1. Which store was that if you don't mind me asking? Thx.



leicester

cigbunt

leicester fosse park i picked up the last 1.. i'd call your local store … leicester fosse park i picked up the last 1.. i'd call your local store and quote the product code

cigbunt

leicester fosse park i picked up the last 1.. i'd call your local store … leicester fosse park i picked up the last 1.. i'd call your local store and quote the product code


Thanks. Found one in my local, but they didn't let me use a voucher with it, stating it was already cheap enough, or some crap like that. Only has two mem slots, and I'd like 4, so skipped it anyway.

Romford store if anyone wants it.

my-planet

Thanks. Found one in my local, but they didn't let me use a voucher with … Thanks. Found one in my local, but they didn't let me use a voucher with it, stating it was already cheap enough, or some crap like that. Only has two mem slots, and I'd like 4, so skipped it anyway.Romford store if anyone wants it.



do you knw where i can get some cheap ram??

by the way i dont see why they wouldnt sell you it...

as they are giving things away for free under £5. i'd complain.
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