- By LacusClyneXHaro @Aug 10, 2006
Introduction 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
RoHS compliant As a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products.. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design To ensure a longer operation life time for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions, this platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-qualitycomponents , users can take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
Speed The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design.
Overclocking : Wide range of frequency tuning for CPU/MEMORY/PCI-E bus speed
Overvoltage : Flexible voltage setting for CPU/ Memory/ PCI-E/Chipset
Smart The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!
Download Center Smart driver selection and download from Gigabyte's website
Xpress Install Complete drivers installation on one simple click
Smart LAN BIOS built-in diagnostic program to examine LAN cable connection status
@BIOS / Q-Flash Smart and automatic BIOS update via internet / BIOS built-in flash utility
Boot Menu Select boot device without entering BIOS setup
Smart Fan Make your system cooler and quieter
Safe Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!
Virtual Dual BIOS BIOS crash free protection with physical BIOS and Xpress BIOS Rescue
BIOS Settings Recovery Recoverable Safe and frequently used CMOS settings
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Hard drive "Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology" support
C.O.M. (Corporate Online Manager) System administration utility for local area network
Xpress Recovery 2 Quick system image backup and restore
PC Health Monitor System health monitor via BIOS and EasyTune utility
Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo Processor Leading the silicon process technology from 90nm to 65nm, the Intel new-generation CPU transistors deliver more energy-efficient performance than anyone. Based on the Intel's next generation Micro Architecture, the Intel Core ™2 Duo processor with two cores and shared L2 caches provides the best capability-per-watt solutions. The cutting-edge processor the significant performance boosts and better energy efficient platform.
Intel P965 Express Chipset The next-generation Intel® P965 Express chipset brings crossing-aged improvement on performance with supporting of various innovation technology including the latest Core™2 Duo processor, dual-channel DDR2 memory with Intel Fast Memory Access technology, dual PCI-Express graphics interface, and Microsoft next-generation Vista operation system as well.
Intel Fast Memory Access Intel Fast Memory Access technology optimizes system performance by maximizing memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses. ...more
Dual Channel DDR2 800 Get a jump in memory performance with the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory architecture, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications
SATA 3Gb/s storage interface The SATA specification doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. Native Command Queuing is a new specification that enables out-of-order execution of commands for efficient retrieval of data. Hot Plug support allows users to insert and remove hard disk drives without shutting off power to the system.
RAID Function for Storage Device Supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD function, GIGABYTE SATA2 and PATA Controller delivers completely solution for storage interface to increase fault tolerance, improve data access performance and provides additional interface for more IDE devices
Gigabit LAN connectivity The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents
Intel® High Definition Audio Intel® High Definition Audio enables 8 channel premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms.
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- by LacusClyneXHaro @Aug 10, 2006
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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