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GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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29705
   Shipping Weight:   5 lbs
   Part #: GA-EP35-DS3L

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

GA-EP35-DS3L supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • S-series GA-EP35-DS3L Desktop Board
  • Motherboard driver disk
  • User Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Intel LGA775 CPU Installation Guide
  • 1 x IDE cable
  • 1 x Floppy disk drive cable
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cables
  • I/O Shield
Maximum Memory 8 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Core 2 Duo Pentium Extreme Edition Pentium D
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 Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 DDR2-800/PC2-6400 DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Width 12"
Depth 8.3"
Front Side Bus 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 800 MHz
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P35 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 4
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 6
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
ProductId1011683865


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC888
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-EP35-DS3L
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.giga-byte.com
     Product Model: GA-EP35-DS3L
     Product Name: S-series GA-EP35-DS3L Desktop Motherboard
     Product Series: S
     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
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Parallel Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Serial Port: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 8 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-1066/PC2-8500
DDR2-800/PC2-6400
DDR2-667/PC2-5300
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • FSB 1600MHz is supported Through Overclocking
  • DDR2 1200MHz is supported Through Overclocking

BIOS:

  • Supports Virtual DualBIOS
  • 1 x 8 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b

Unique Features:

  • Ultra Durable Motherboard
  • Over-clocking Enhanced

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • S-series GA-EP35-DS3L Desktop Board
  • Motherboard driver disk
  • User Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Intel LGA775 CPU Installation Guide
  • 1 x IDE cable
  • 1 x Floppy disk drive cable
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cables
  • I/O Shield

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 4
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 8.3"
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12"
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P35 Express
     Front Side Bus: 1333 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core
Core 2 Duo
Pentium Extreme Edition
Pentium D
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L)

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killerjay_47
10/19/08
Experience: 19 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Solid motherboard, what else can I say?
Cons
Only one PCIEx16 slot
No IEEE1394
Summary
Good for a budget gaming rig. I have nothing to complain about, it's rock solid in every way. It's nothing spectacular, but it's an old motherboard, so I had no expectations of grandeur. Does what I want for the right price.

For reference, my rig:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 GHz Processor
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L ATX Motherboard
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 DDR2 RAM
BFG GeForce 9800GT OC+ 512MB Video Card
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 Hard Drives
Pioneer DVR-216DBK SATA DVD Burner
Corsair TX650W ATX Power Supply
Antec 300 Case

Windows XP Pro SP3
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS 64-bit

Eddieroolz
09/27/08
Experience: 8 Days
Pros
Easy to overclock
Relatively cheap
Reliable
Good for its price
Cons
Sometimes resets the overclocked settings after a reboot
Summary
I got this a week ago to replace a motherboard I broke. I was recommended this motherboard by the associate, and it was the right choice. This motherboard is a breeze to use and configure in the BIOS. Clear options and wide range of selections, and good thing is it supports the 45nm CPUs too. Within the first half a day, I overclocked my E7200 to 3.25GHz stable on stock volts! Now I have my system running at 3.35GHz 24/7 stable, still on stock volts. This board can go really far.

Yu-Chen_H
09/25/08
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap and good for OC
Cons
Gap between FSB/Multiplier setting and physical gap between DIMM slots
Summary
It's cheap. It runs stable so far. The only thing I have to complain about this board is that the gap between CPU settings is too big so I couldn't get my RAM to run at 1000MHz. I think the other thing was the physical gap between the RAM slots are too small that if your RAMs have big heatsinks, they'll rub. Otherwise a good board.

Hypnos
09/23/08
Experience: 60 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
It's a Good price
Cons
IT dosen't Have Raid.
Summary
For budget gamers, this motherboard is pretty close to unbeatable. Its got all the functionnalities of high end motherboards at a low price and excellent overclocking capabilities. If you're looking for the best bang for your buck, don't look any further, it's right here

olympic
09/18/08
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Good value for the money.
Great overclocker.
Nice board layout.
Cons
Massive Vdroop
No RAID
PWM's need extra cooling.
Summary
I give this board 4 stars only because it's not a monster overcloker right out of the box. But once you update  to the F5 BIOS and slap some Enzotech RAMsinks on the Mosfets you're ready to rock and roll. Oh, and don't forget to set the "performance" option in BIOS to standard, not turbo. I've built a few rigs with this board and it can run a Q6600 at 3.6GHz no problem as long as you keep Vcore reasonable and get some airflow on the Mosfet area around the socket.

Vdroop is massive on this board, nearly 0.1v in some cases. But if you google around, you can find vdroop pencil mods that fix that right up. I used conductive ink and now the vcore actually goes up a tiny bit from idle to load....lol! I've owned all the DS3/DS3L/DS3R boards and they never disappoint. Recommended!

T2K
09/15/08
Experience: 25 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap
Overclocks nicely
Cons
didnt really like the bios
Summary
I bought this for a backup rig and it runs great. I have to a E2180 overclocked to 3.5 on a ultima 90 and it is rock stable.

I wish that the bios had been easier to navigate but one you played around with them they were ok.

Would Buy it again because it has great overclocking, plus the price is decent

Bystander
09/13/08
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Reliable
-No bulky NB heatsink that blocks things
-PCI-E latch is easy to release
-Plenty of built-in USB ports
Cons
-Power saving software not very useful
-No firewire
Summary
It's an easy board to work with. The profile is actually a bit narrow so it only uses 6 screw holes in a Sonata III. I kind of like the PCI-E latch that holds onto the video card when it's inserted. It's easy to release it, unlike some other boards I had that needs a weird angle.

One thing I didn't like too much is the power saving software that came with the motherboard drivers. It supposedly throttles your CPU in order to save power, on top of the Intel built-in speedstep or C1E. The weird thing about the motherboard's software is that somehow it doesn't bring the CPU into full performance, even when it's being stressed like super-PI or 3dmark. I'm sure there are some options to tune this, but I didn't bother and I just uninstalled it.

wok
08/29/08
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
stable, runs cool
Cons
no BIOS update for voltage upping.
Summary
stable, runs cool, enough ports. The only downside is that there is no BIOS update available yet for the voltage upping. Tried to up the voltage for to power the system but it "forgets" after I boot the system up.

Josee_L
08/17/08
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
*Excellent prix
Bonne marque
Inclut toutes les fonctionnalités indispensables*
Cons
*Des problèmes de vcore chez certaines personnes?*
Summary
*J'ai du acheté une carte mère pas très chère car je voulais avoir un Core2Duo E8400. J'ai donc choisis celle-ci et je ne regrette en rien mon choix car elle est très efficace.*

Kirk_W
08/16/08
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
+ Easy setup
+ Lots of standard features
+ Low price point
+ FSB
Cons
- No SLi
- 1 PCI-E slot
- Cramped placement of the IDE cable (I still use it for my disk drives)
Summary
Great piece of work with lots of features, easy setup and I was able to easily overclock my Core 2 Duo E7200 and Gefore 8800GT on this with limited overclocking experience.

Comes with iBIOS software that updates the BIOS from within Windows by downloading from the internet, completely automated and painless.

It's hard to really judge a mobo, as it lacks the benchmarks and immediately noticeable improvements of a GPU or CPU, but this is a great mobo for those on a budget and I have no complaints with it.

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Messages about GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

Suitable memory (Frank M- Nov 08, 08, 7 Replies) Read this message
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