Yes, author of HWiNFO working hard, but MSI G41TM-P33 have zero PCI Express x1 slots.
Board have two PCI 33 MHz standard slot and one PCI Express x16 slot. Author see the problem in BIOS (post is upper this thread). I don't know, you have MSI, I have Gigabyte G41 with one PCI Express x1 only...
Really real? This board doesn't have 2xPCI Express x1.
PCIe compatibility doesn't mean capability. This board doesn't capability to work at PCIe v2.0 specification. No way. Full capability chip may be present, bud hardware limited by other hardware. Not only SW limited by BIOS microcode.
My EG41MF-US2H (second handed) with last BIOS F5 running still stable. CPU Intel Dual Core E5300 @2,6GHz which is at http://www.cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html ranked at 1,610 points working at their own benchmarking software at 1813 points (I measured 1840 maximum)without overclocking!
I am European ;-) Motherboard is on world website http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3090#ov
You are right, this is other incorrect message of HWiNFO.
One PCI Express x1 slot only
Difference between boards is probably in HDMI solution.
Yes, your GA-G41M-ES2L doesn't...
From the user's or hardware interface perspective is true value 1.1. Capability may be present, but inactive. It's equivalent to chip with broken pins. Chip is present, but working on half performance.
PCI Express working version supported: 1.1
PCI Express onboard chip version...
Chipset cannot report that PCIe interface is 2.0 because it's not true. Intel specification of G41 chipset reports that supports version 1.1 only (probably due effect integrated GMA X4500 graphics.)
PCIe 16x bus under any circumstances never works as 2.0, it's impossible. Therefore correct...
Program report that chipset G41 support PCIe 16x v2.0.
Due G41 chipset specification and limitation, it support version 1.1 only (like G31)
It can cause that user with this report on mainboard and graphic card will be worried with performance result of your graphics.
GPU-Z report true...