Besides the fact that this board used a good combination of the LGA-775 socket and the P35 chipset, the reason I purchased it to puy into my new computer was because it has DDR3 support. This makes the board slightly more future-proof as DDR3 prices and latencies are both starting to fall and ... Read review
Pretty intuitive BIOS, good overclocking facilities, very in-depth manual
Some people have had memory issues with this board
"...letters as with all new gigabyte motherboards these days. It was packaged in anti-static wrapping (as are all boards) and was separated from the various manuals and booklets by a thinfabric which can also be used to rest the motherboard on when inserting all the components into it.
Not much to say about the installation process, everything whent fine and all the component fit in the way they should do. The 8 Sata ports came in useful as I am running ..."
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Product Information for "Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R - motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - P35" »
Manufacturer's product description
The GA-P35C-DS3R is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset plus support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform. In addition, the GA-P35C-DS3R ultimate scalability with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for running next generation applications with lower power consumption. The GA-P35C-DS3R is also part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability.
1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.8 V ) ¦ 2 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) ¦ 1 x PCIe x16 ¦ 3 x PCIe x1 ¦ 3 x PCI
Intel ICH9R : SATA-300 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ ATA-133 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2 Device(s) ¦ SATA-300 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / JBOD
Intel Matrix RAID Technology
1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
1 x audio - 4 pin MPC ¦ 1 x floppy
Additional Connectors (Optional)
8 x Hi-Speed USB
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.3 support
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer