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is their anything bad about the GA-P35-S3G board?

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i have been looking them over and i see
gigabyte does not list the same problems as on the DS3L on memory.
plus S3G can support 8 gigs where the DS3L only support 4
of a pacific speed or it drops the speed down.

over all it reads like a very good solid board.
does any one know of any problems or a reason why not to use it?
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post #2 of 9
Look like a nice little budget board.

My only issue is that it doesn't have RAID, but for that price you can't really expect it.
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I love Gigabyte. They make well-priced consistent boards, well manufactured, and decent overclocking. However, if you are looking to overclock you might consider the DFI Bloodiron board, which has a pretty good reputation for OC'ing.
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Here's an open box DFI Dk P35 which is a monster of a board.


Open Box: DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136043R
$79.99
post #5 of 9
Other then the horrible placement of the FDD port it will be a nice board, it will make a cable management hell and you may need a longer FDD cable. The EP35-DS3L and the P35-DS3L claim to fame is they are all solid capacitor built, so they will be more durable.

I have the EP35-DS3L and I am extremely happy with it. There was an issue with the bios that comes installed, F4, but if you flash to a beta bios F5c it resolves the issue. I could recommend this board with certainty.

A member here has a DFI BloodIron and another rig with the EP35-DS3L and that member stated that overclocked as well as his BloodIron.
Edited by euphoricmix - 6/27/08 at 11:31am
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post #6 of 9
my p35 ds3r kicks a$$ man, 500 fsb on stock volts to mobo made me smile.

yea i would miss raid but its a good looker for its price.
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http://www.techspot.com/guides/102-b...806/page2.html
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Gigabyte's GA-P35-S3G conforms to ATX standards and is built around the Intel P35 chipset, which offers near equivalent performance to the slightly superior P45, X38 and X48 chipsets at a fraction of the cost. It supports a hefty 8GB of DDR2 1066MHz RAM, 1333MHz FSB, 1 PCI-E x16 and PCI-E x1 slots, 5 PCI slots, a single PATA host adapter, 4 SATA II host adapters and 6 USB 2.0 ports. Also, integrated within this board is a sound card and NIC, both of which we will be making use of with this build to help keep down the cost. Being only $75, this board is a steal.
post #8 of 9
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i like the read on tech spot.
too bad they did not give a Vista performace rating after install
on each machine.
it would have also been nice to see some kind of head to head performance
rating like they do on testing video cards.
looks like the motherboard for me, i can always move up to a quad and 1066 later on.
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post #9 of 9
It is a very solid board. I helped others to build their office rigs. Two with E2xxx and one with e4xxx. They work great.
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