Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Gigabyte EP35-DS3L VCore issue, read before you buy!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gigabyte EP35-DS3L VCore issue, read before you buy!

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
I recently installed this Gigabyte motherboard and I have run into an issue with the Vcore. When you get into the bios it appears that you can adjust the Vcore, but no matter what setting you enter it stays at the default voltage.

This is a common problem, to solve this issue you have to clear the CMOS. This solves the issue, but then when the computer is shut down the Vcore may stay at the voltage you have set or it may default to the stock voltage and you will be unable to adjust the Vcore. It only took one shut down to get this issue to replicate for me.

You will have to clear the CMOS once again if you want to have any Vcore control. I have contacted Gigabyte asking if they have a bios revision in the works to solve this issue and they just asked me what utility I am using to detect the Vcore, and suggested I clear the CMOS. So I reiterated my statements, adding in about the issue with the perpetual CMOS clearing to be able to adjust the Vcore.

I will let you all know what they have to say, and post it on this thread. Just wanted everyone around here to know about this issue if they are contemplating buying the Gigabyte EP35-DS3L, they may want to reconsider at least until they get this sorted out.

Despite this it is a very solid, stable board and when you can adjust the Vcore it has a lot of overclocking potential. That is not enough to justify the pain in the arse having to clear the CMOS every time you shut down though.
Edited by euphoricmix - 6/5/08 at 5:35pm
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 42
Sorry to hear your having problems. I have had one issue with my 11 DS3L's. One time, and one time only, I had to clear the CMOS because it wouldn't keep my o/c. After that, I haven't had any problems since. That was on 1 of my systems, the other 10, never had any issues. Keep us informed on what you come up with please.

Edit: I wonder if it has anything to do with the new boards.
My Gaming System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.0GHz @ 1.25v ASUS P6X58D-E GTX 580 Gskill 1600's 3x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Corsair F120's in RAID0 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Apple 30" 2560x1600 microsoft reclusa 
PowerCaseMouse
1000w Corsair antec 1200 razer diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
My Gaming System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.0GHz @ 1.25v ASUS P6X58D-E GTX 580 Gskill 1600's 3x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Corsair F120's in RAID0 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Apple 30" 2560x1600 microsoft reclusa 
PowerCaseMouse
1000w Corsair antec 1200 razer diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 42
Thread Starter 
Yeah, this is the replacement for the P35-DS3L's, and like I said it appears to be a common problem with the EP35-DS3L's.
Edited by euphoricmix - 6/5/08 at 6:13pm
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 42
I had this problem with the F7 bios,but since updating it to f8f I haven't had a single issue but it is something to be aware of thanks info euphoricmix.
 
Event Ryzen
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
xxl mousepad Same as before  
  hide details  
Reply
 
Event Ryzen
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
xxl mousepad Same as before  
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 42
Is it the same for the ds3r though? I've heard that they're "the same thing" but i haven't heard about any problems with it
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 650W Single Rail Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Alienware 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 650W Single Rail Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Alienware 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 42
Thread Starter 
From what I read it is specific to the DS3L's.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 42
I wrote the first review of this board on the Newegg site and people thought I was a dumb noob.
post #8 of 42
Thread Starter 
Gigabyte responded and asked that I take some screen-shots to help them in investigating this. Not being sure what exactly they wanted a screen-shot of, so I asked them what exactly they wanted a screen shot of. Not really sure what a screen shot of an utility like SpeedFan, CPU-Z, Everest or CoreTemp would do to help them, but I bet that is what they want since I used all those utilities to verify the voltage indicated and stated that I did.

I get the feeling that they are still questioning the validity of my issue as well as the validity of other people with the exact same issue. Think if I responded with, "I am not a noob, and I don't have some obscure bios settings causing this.", it would help? I guess I will do whatever I can to help them come to the conclusion that there is a problem and hopefully get them working on a solution.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 42
I got the similar board<same board but different heatsink for the northbridge I believe> like yours. But I have zero problem overclocking my E8400 to 3.6Ghz. Maybe you have to check your psu. Is it providing enough juice? Is it the psu poviding stable voltage?
Edited by MaddenModer - 6/6/08 at 9:27pm
The Toaster
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 3770K Shuttle SZ77R5 nVidia GTX 970 4GB Reference Design 16GB Crucial low profile DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Samsung M9T 2TB LG Blu-ray Burner Windows 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardMouseAudio
Dell Ultrasharp U2913WM  Corsair K65 Logitech Performance MX  B&W MM-1 
  hide details  
Reply
The Toaster
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 3770K Shuttle SZ77R5 nVidia GTX 970 4GB Reference Design 16GB Crucial low profile DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Samsung M9T 2TB LG Blu-ray Burner Windows 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardMouseAudio
Dell Ultrasharp U2913WM  Corsair K65 Logitech Performance MX  B&W MM-1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by euphoricmix View Post
I recently installed this Gigabyte motherboard and I have run into an issue with the Vcore. When you get into the bios it appears that you can adjust the Vcore, but no matter what setting you enter it stays at the default voltage.

This is a common problem, to solve this issue you have to clear the CMOS. This solves the issue, but then when the computer is shut down the Vcore may stay at the voltage you have set or it may default to the stock voltage and you will be unable to adjust the Vcore. It only took one shut down to get this issue to replicate for me.

You will have to clear the CMOS once again if you want to have any Vcore control. I have contacted Gigabyte asking if they have a bios revision in the works to solve this issue and they just asked me what utility I am using to detect the Vcore, and suggested I clear the CMOS. So I reiterated my statements, adding in about the issue with the perpetual CMOS clearing to be able to adjust the Vcore.

I will let you all know what they have to say, and post it on this thread. Just wanted everyone around here to know about this issue if they are contemplating buying the Gigabyte EP35-DS3L, they may want to reconsider at least until they get this sorted out.

Despite this it is a very solid, stable board and when you can adjust the Vcore it has a lot of overclocking potential. That is not enough to justify the pain in the arse having to clear the CMOS every time you shut down though.
My friends DS3L that he purchased has this problem....i have been trying to troubleshoot it but no luck
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Gigabyte EP35-DS3L VCore issue, read before you buy!