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post #1 of 25
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Interesting thing if someone wants the great overclocker of the DS3 for cheaper

They are the exact same except for solid aluminum capacitors.

From a gigabyte Rep:

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Question 1: What is the difference between the 965p-ds3 and 965p-s3?

Response: Their is no difference except for the solid state capacitors on the ds3.

Question 2: Does not having the solid state capacitors on the s3 affect overclocking on core 2 duo.

Response: The solid state capacitors have no impact or bearing on the boards ability to overclock. The solid state capacitors are used for long term durability.

Question 3: When you say durability can u elaborate on that?

Response: By durability I mean the S3 board will last probably about 3-4 years. The DS3 will last 5+ years.

Question 4: The DS3 is shown to hit high FSB speeds above 400 easily. Can that be expected or attained on the S3?

Response: Again as I mentioned the boards are the same and we have reached those speeds in testing.

I think ill try it
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post #2 of 25
Looks like a nice mobo, the one I chose for my next core 2 build
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Yup it looks nice. Im gonna buy it right now
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post #4 of 25
I always knew solid state was better for long term durability, but I thought they were "stronger" too, I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the info!
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Ok i bought it its on its way
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post #6 of 25
the only thing that is different between the two boards is the solid capacitors on the Ds3, which are supposed to exend life and increase durability. I went with the Ds3.
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post #7 of 25
Wait..why are you getting a DS3 when you have a P5B Duluxe?
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because the p5b has netoriously low max fsb from what ive read

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actually, hehe, the p5b hits over 500fsb lol
 
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post #10 of 25
I don't think he ever had a P5B Deluxe. He had a DQ6, killed it, still in RMA, was going to get a P5B Deluxe, but now I guess he is getting the S3. :***:
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