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    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P Minireview

    This board is great (probably like most P35 boards). My P5N-E SLI wouldn't run my Q6600 over 2.6GHz without a major fight (it just wasn't stable) and my guess is that it simply couldn't get the juice to the processor. I popped the same processor into the DS3P and I'm at 3GHz stable after 10 seconds of setup in the bios. I haven't tried to go higher (3GHz was all I wanted out of it) yet, but I will tomorrow. I'm at stock volts and want to see if I can get a little more out of her at the same voltage (it's running pretty warm on my Tuniq). If not, I'll stick to 3GHz and see if I can keep it with less voltage to get rid of some heat, at the least. Anyway, I highly recommend this board and yes, the Tuniq fit without any clearance issues. I am going to keep the stock NB HS on there for now, but I'll throw my HR05 on there if I notice any issues. Warning, the DS3P is not really intended for dual gfx, even for ATi cards, the 2ndary slot only runs at PCIE 4x (silly, huh?). I don't personally care b/c I think dual cards is a waste, but if you have the cheese, why not.

    Edit: It's not too terribly bad looking either.

    Last edited by A_old; 07-20-07 at 09:47 PM.

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    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
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    After you tinker more, post a full review:

    http://www.speedguide.net/submit.php

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    It's pretty good for $150. The Asus 650 board really left a sour taste in my mouth.

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