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GIGABYTE EP35-DS3R ATX LGA775 P35 1600OC FSB DDR2 1200OC 1PCI-E16 SATA RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard

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Part #: GA-EP35-DS3R

SKU: 27874
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs

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Experience: 1 Months


-overclocks well
-Power saving
-lots of sata ports
-no firewire
im impress with this motherboard, im able to Overclock my E8400 to 3.6 with no problems, just by upping the fsb to 400, no extra voltages.
my max fsb ive been able to get is 470, which is pretty good for a lower cost motherboard like this one.

Experience: 25 Days


- Lots of SATA ports
- Lots of included connectors
- Capacitors are supposed to be very durable (time will tell)
- Reasonably low price
- Bundled applications are easy to use (although not always the most visually pleasing)
- Some of the locations for connections on the motherboard are placed in annoying locations (personal preference though, I suppose)
- No major faults
I bought this board along with a Q6600, 4GB of ram, and an EVGA video card. I have to say that the system has been running very smoothly, even though the RAM I purchased was not on Gigabyte's tested RAM list. The 8 SATA ports is an excellent feature of this board, especially seeing as I am running RAID arrays. The location of the front panel audio connectors is a little inconvenient, however, as it is on the far side of the case (causes you to run the cables around the video card).

Firestorm ZERO
Experience: 7 Days


- overclocking
- energy save feature
- lots of SATA ports
- easy to update the BIOS
- what does the "performance enhance" setting in the BIOS do?
- can't safely remove drives with the Intel chipset. have to use the 2 purple ports (jmicron) for eSATA. Apparently it only available in Vista.
Upgraded from an ancient AMD board. Put in a Q6600 and overclocked to 3GHz easily. Updated the BIOS easily without a floppy (an issue I had on my old computer as I had no floppy). Fits a Noctua NH-U12P easily.

Experience: 1 Weeks


Good Layout for most of the board, easy to setup, lots of cables included, stable
- Front audio connectors could be better placed - cable has to run between graphics card and CPU/RAM heat sinks
- CD has really old drivers and website is slow to get new ones
- Windows applications (except for the energy saving apps) are confusing, hard to figure out and don't look that great
Thumbs up for the hardware, thumbs slightly down for software.
Not an overclocker but bios does have lots of options for tweaking.

Experience: 21 Days


Lots of SATA ports.
Durable2 solid capacitors - benefit remains to be seen.
No Firewire.
Does not sleep (S3-STR) properly.
Had Q6600 overclocked to 3GHz for a couple of weeks. Now, won't detect boot drive when overclocked. Have to run at stock speed.

Experience: 2 Weeks


Lot of include accessory
Missing Lpt1 and Com port external bracket
This is really a good deal. Nice instruction booklet and easy to install. The only sad point you need to by a external lpt1 and com port adapter to plug on the motherboard.

Experience: 6 Weeks


- good price
- lots of SATA ports
- not compatible with some RAMs
I have a Mushkin HP PC2-6400 (4-4-4-12) and I was getting lots of memory errors and it turns out that F1 version of the BIOS doesn't support a lot of memory brands so I had to get version F2 and flash the BIOS. Flashing was really easy and I used the iBIOS utility (offline).

Experience: 7 Days


Easy to overclock anything.
The manual didn't explain what the "System Boost" was. (The STANDARD/TURBO/EXTREME)
Bought this with Q6600.. easily overclocked to 3.0 GHz on stock cooler. Only problem was the manual didn't explain what the "System Boost" was. (The STANDARD/TURBO/EXTREME)

Experience: 2 Weeks


Cheap but quality
Lots of functionalities
Overclock sometimes won't apply unless I turn on/off the PSU.
Lots of accessories included, everything was as I expected. Had some problem to over clock but it is fixed. It run nicely with my E8400.

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Features [ Edit | History ]


The GA-EP35-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 1600MHz(O.C.), including the latest 45nm platform. The GA-EP35-DS3R also delivers several Unique GIGABYTE innovations including the latest edition to GIGABYTE technology arsenal, the Dynamic Energy Saver(DES), providing extensive power savings with one simple click. Featuring the award-winning Durable 2 design, the GA-EP35-DS3R provides additional power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability for even the most hardcore PC gamers.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Celeron Dual-Core Xeon Celeron D Celeron Pentium 4 Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition) Pentium D Pentium Extreme Edition Core 2 Duo Core 2 Quad Core 2 Extreme
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Serial ATA/300 Floppy Controller
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Width 12"
Depth 8.3"
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Number of Memory Slots 4
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
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
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
Memory Speed Supported 667 MHz 800 MHz

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889A
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-EP35-DS3R
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.gigabyte.us
     Product Model: GA-EP35-DS3R
     Product Name: GA-EP35-DS3R 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 S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 8
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
     Maximum Memory: 8 GB
     Memory Speed Supported: 800 MHz
667 MHz
     Memory Standard: DDR2-800/PC2-6400
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:
  • 1600 MHz FSB is supported through Overclocking
  • DDR2 1066 and 1200 MHz is supported through Overclocking


  • North Bridge: Intel P35
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH9R

Hardware Monitoring:

  • System voltage detection
  • CPU/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  • CPU fan speed control


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

Unique Features:

  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Download Center
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for Xpress Recovery2

     Environmental Certification: RoHS
     Environmentally Friendly: Yes
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
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 2
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 8.3"
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12"
Processor & Chipset  
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Front Side Bus: 1333 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Pentium Extreme Edition
Pentium D
Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
Pentium 4
Celeron D
Celeron Dual-Core
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1

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Messages about GIGABYTE EP35-DS3R ATX LGA775 P35 1600OC FSB DDR2 1200OC 1PCI-E16 SATA RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard

Motherboard Not Working (Kwith- Jun 08, 08, 2 Replies)
This or ASUS P5K (Kris_P- May 25, 08, 22 Replies)
Intel E8x00 (45nm) Compatible? (extnct- May 08, 08, 3 Replies)
Only 1.8v Memory? (Frustian- May 04, 08, 3 Replies)
CTRL+F1 (Malbojia- Apr 23, 08, 2 Replies)
Will this board work with Windows 2000? (Greg_L- Apr 20, 08, 6 Replies)
Fan connector issue, please help. (PanzerIV- Apr 20, 08, 10 Replies)
Horrible for overclocking memory?!? (PanzerIV- Apr 12, 08, 14 Replies)
This board + Power Saving Feature = No OC?? (BigG- Apr 10, 08, 8 Replies)
Bios ??? (Fartman- Apr 08, 08, 1 Replies)
This or P5K-E? (Philip_V- Mar 22, 08, 6 Replies)
Worth the extra money? (PanzerIV- Mar 14, 08, 7 Replies)
Does this support ddr3 ram??? (gab_m- Mar 12, 08, 3 Replies)
RMA... Greg, anyone pls help (kamille316- Mar 05, 08, 0 Replies)

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URL: http://techman2000.blogspot.com/2008/03/gigabyte-ga-ep35-ds3r-review.h
Comment: Good Review about this MoBo.
Posted by: monstawrz @05/28/08
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