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Old 08-13-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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"Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R is top mainstream motherboard based on the latest Intel mainstream chipset, P35, supporting both DDR3 and DDR2 memories and having several extra features like eight SATA-300 port..."

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Old 10-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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Default Regarding the message about "Memory settings".

Unless the submodels are very different, there is a "Hardware Secret" to getting into advanced memory overclocking...it's true on my GA-P35C-DS3P.

Anyway, once you enter the BIOS setup, you immediately press CTRL+F1 - the menu will flicker very quickly and not appear to do anything. However, once you get into the MIT settings, you'll see you can hard-code the memory timings.

I currently have my Geil Esoteria sticks set to 3-3-3-8 at 2.20v, whereas the SPD tables default it to 5-5-5-18 at 1.8v. CPUID confirms that this setting is enabled even without enabling MIT (or CIA or any of the Giga-byte stuff) and without running EasyTune5.

Just an FYI for anyone who buys one of these Gigabyte P35-based boards and wants to tweak the memory settings....remember, I'm using a DS3P, though, so your YMMV.

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Old 10-03-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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Are the options different from what we are showing on Figure 7?

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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| am having a problem with the e-sata adapter and a seagate external drive with e-sata access. While burning multiple large personal files over 600MB on a DVD disc using the external drive as the source, it continuously pauses for several minutes several times during the process and takes between 45 minutes to an hour with a 20X drive. I spoke to Gigabyte and they are aware that this happens "occasionally". I have found it happens every time. If I connect the drive via USB then there is never any pauses and it takes around 15 minutes.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Default Gigabyte EP35 and P35

hi

whats the difference between the 2 models of gigabyte??

the GA EP35C DS3R and the GA P35C DS3R (the one tested)

Im not so technical with this stuffs..

also the site is very good so informative and so much to learn from it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:14 AM   #6
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See here a table comparing the two:

http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products...ctID=2543,2743

The difference is the support of higher FSB and DDR2 speeds thru overclocking on the EP model.

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Old 10-07-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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Ser Gab the one youve compared is the one without the C. I understand now that the models with C like EP35C and P35C is models with ddr3 memory support.

What about the "E" its not the overclocked features of the board because it just depends on the (rev.. part) like
GA-EP35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) and GA-P35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) both have the same specifications..

But GA-EP35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) and GA-P35C-DS3R(rev. 1.x) differs on the overclocked features (on FSB and memory)

Maybe the new name for GA-P35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) is GA-EP35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1)

or maybe im wrong E means something more deep.. T_T
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:02 AM   #8
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My bad.

Comparison between GA-EP35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) and GA-P35C-DS3R(rev. 2.1) can be seen here:

http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products...ctID=2740,2749

From the above table there is no difference between these two boards.

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