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I hadn't really paid much attention to the launch of the P35. I simply wasn't really interested because I had plans to wait until the X38 launched. How is the P35 running compared to the P965 and 975X? I am not really interested in the suicide clocks (only a fool would buy a motherboard for its suicide features), rather I am more interested in its quality, stability, and performance.

I was looking at the GA-P35-DS3R as a (cheap) holdover until X38. This boards seems to have a very nice deisgn with quality electrical components. It also has a nice BIOS and a good price.

Anyone have experience with the P35 and expecially the GA-P35-DS3R?
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post #2 of 18
well, cyberdruid has an asus p5k vanilla (p35) that reached 490 fsb for $150 bucks. i dont know much about the ds3r, but gigabyte and asus's offerings look good.
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post #3 of 18
I'm probably gunna get one too.
Check into this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...ddr2-ddr3.html

Ask him those questions
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mine just hit 510 so i guess i can safely say that these P35s are kicking ass
    
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I wonder how the DQ6 does? What are the differences?
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post #6 of 18
I was able to get mine to 490FSB before taking any voltages off auto, with exception to my memory and cpu voltages.

All of my previous boards couldn't get this cpu to 3.5GHz. I'm there 24/7 now with 1.425vcore.

I've been lazy and haven't played with my voltages too much yet to see how much over 500FSB i can get her.

Overall I have been extremely happy with this board. It's taken my HZ 8000 up to 1200MHz on 2.3v and 5-5-5-15 timings effortlessly. I haven't even switched them to the black slots yet as suggested by Knitelife.

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post #7 of 18
I'm heading toward the DS3P as well. DQ6 doesn't seem much different, and you save a good 50.00 going with the Dual PCI-E DS3P. I'm on NewEgg right now placing an order, so next week maybe?

Trying to get an E4300 as well so I'll have a moment in space to try both CPU's with the board n'let ya know what's up.
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post #8 of 18
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I'm heading toward the DS3P as well. DQ6 doesn't seem much different, and you save a good 50.00 going with the Dual PCI-E DS3P. I'm on NewEgg right now placing an order, so next week maybe?

Trying to get an E4300 as well so I'll have a moment in space to try both CPU's with the board n'let ya know what's up.
Remember that the dual PCI Express is only a x16 and a x4.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Remember that the dual PCI Express is only a x16 and a x4.
I'm doing Four Monitor setup. Not concerned with SLi. Thanks for the reminder, Dovi.
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post #10 of 18
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I wonder how the DQ6 does? What are the differences?
The dq9 can hit slightly higher voltages across the board and is targeted as a hardcore overclocking board but from what I have seen it is not hugely better than the p35-ds3r. Vr-zone did a review of both, they hit 575 MHz using liquid cooling on the ds3r and 600 MHz using dual-loop cascade on the dq9. As soon as I get the $ I am picking up a ds3r 4 GHz here I come!!!!!!!
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