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GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 GBLAN Audio Motherboard

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   Part #: GA-965P-DS3
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The GIGABYTE 965P-DS3 motherboard delivers high-performance with great tuning facilities for DIY and power users. The board's complete performance tuning facility enables power user to customize system performance according to their individual needs. Boasting solid capacitors, this platform is specifically designed for enhanced durability, ensuring a longer system operation life time and boosting system stability under extreme conditions

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • GA-965P-DS3 Desktop Board
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 1 x FDD Cable
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s Cable
  • I/O Shield
  • Support CD
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Processor Supported Core 2 Duo Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition) Pentium 4 Celeron D Core 2 Extreme
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Processor Technology Hyper-Threading Technology
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200 DDR2-667/PC2-5300 DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Width 12"
Depth 8.3"
Front Side Bus 533 MHz 800 MHz 1066 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P965 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 3
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 3
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC883
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-965P-DS3
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: GA-965P-DS3
     Product Name: GA-965P-DS3 Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 3
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 4
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4
     Parallel Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Serial Port: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 4
     Maximum Memory: 8 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-533/PC2-4200
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:


  • Northbridge: Intel P965 Express
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH8

Unique Features:

  • Supports @BIOS
  • Supports Download Center
  • Supports Q-Flash
  • Supports EasyTune
  • Supports Xpress Install
  • Supports Xpress Recovery2
  • Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue

     Package Contents:
  • GA-965P-DS3 Desktop Board
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 1 x FDD Cable
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s Cable
  • I/O Shield
  • Support CD

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 8.3" (210 mm)
     Width: 12" (305 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P965 Express
     Front Side Bus: 533 MHz
800 MHz
1066 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Core 2 Duo
Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
Pentium 4
Celeron D
Core 2 Extreme
     Processor Technology: Hyper-Threading Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
-Set up fine with both OCZ Plat and Corsair RAM.
-Stable with no issues
- over-clocked fine.
- Does well with Linux - setup via IDE emulation and once set up and upgraded to 2.6.20 - full SATA, sound etc. Everything works fast and without issues.
-Hot northbridge and southbridge. I put this into a Sonata box, and internal fan did a great job. Otherwise I was considering replacing chipset heatsinks.
-Onboard sound quality is good, but volume low for headphones.
I built this system for the grandkids, who will be using Windows, but I must say that after some issues installing, I'm very impressed with the way it works with Linux.
I'd figure that a person better have some fans on chipset heatsinks or a large case fan blowing over them for long MB life. They were too hot to touch, otherwise.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Lots of slots/ports/etc, solid, durable
No firewire, no onboard video, only one PCIe slot
SLI isn't usually worthwhile anyways. The standard PCI slots are separated enough from the PCIe slot to give clearance to large video cards. 4 fan connectors, 6 SATA ports. Great board, one of the best for its price range.

Spaceball One
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Supports all C2D Processors
Slow Speeds
I got this for a build for a friend of mine. No matter what I do the things takes FOREVER just to copy a data CD/DVD to the hard drives. I trust Gigabyte and they are the first to bring out the Dual BIOS Technology but I am very disappointed in what was supposed to be one of the best motherboards which turned out to be a pile of junk instead.

Sorry....3 stars for this thing.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Nice and small.
wouldn't let me overclock very well.
I bought this board only to have trouble. It wouldn't let my e4300 go over 3GHz when my XFX 650i let me go to 3.24 GHz. Would not read my unreal tournament 2003 benchmark properly. I would say pick the XFX Nforce 650I Ultra, it's much better.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Great overclocker
Very fast
Very nice motherboard, overclocked my e4300 to 3.2GHz with 1.45volts. One of the best budget p965 overclocking boards and also very stable. Highly recommended!!!

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Solid capacitors
One IDE port
Overclocked it to 2.7Ghz with a E4300,Very stable.
but sometimes PCI-E will become x1 instead of x16 if system fails to reboot .

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
compatible with many things
none so far
I just got this and I must say this is pretty good for its price. This works great with my Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 and many other things.

Frank M
Experience: 5 Months
Solid state capacitors.
location of the ATA connector. A pain in full tower cases.
Not doing any overclocking on this motherboard. Running it with the stock cooling fan from a retail box CPU. At the time of purchase was one of the few LGA775 motherboards that actually worked.

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy to install
Cheap, and with solid-state caps
No firewire
An excellent motherboard with good BIOS features. Easy to install and nicely colour-coded to make it even more obvious. Headers were a little tricky, but after trying them in a few spots all seemed well.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Very durable
- Good color-coding makes finding things easy
- PCI-E slot is located one slot below previous mobo - adds spacing between RAM for easy workings
- Fits into my case (Sonata II) oddly - doesn't use last row of standoffs
- Very poor IDE location
- ATX +12V is hard to reach once heatsink is on
This was my first board to overclock and I found it quite easy to do. I was also a bit clumsy at times and I really noticed just how durable the board is. The IDE slot is a very poor location, and standard length cables will JUST reach the top bay.

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Comment: review on this popular mainboard.
Posted by: MG @04/21/07
Comment: Right now GA-965P-DS3 isn’t quite there.
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: Simply put, the GA-965P-DS3 is a true enthusiast motherboard that we fully recommend
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: The Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard isn't going to surprise anyone with fancy new features, but if you want an inexpensive motherboard for your new Intel Core 2 system that provides stability and even some overclocking options, you may want to check it out
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: The Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 is fantastic overclocker, and the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 is an amazing overclocker, with the combination giving us an unbelievable bang/buck ratio!
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: We heartily recommend this motherboard to those who don't intend to run a crossfire setup.
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: The GIGABYTE GA-965-DS3 is a fine choice for enthusiast looking for a fast motherboard capable of running new Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: GA-965P-DS3 offers high-end features and performance, while maintaining a mainstream retail price.
Posted by: Christian_C @03/08/07
Comment: Receives a silver award by hardware secrets!
Posted by: Andrew_C @02/27/07
Comment: Another good review by Club overclocker!
Posted by: Andrew_C @02/27/07
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