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Sunday, 09 March 2008 20:29

Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R Review - 2 Features, Testbed

Written by Eliot Kucharik
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Review: Affordable board with good overclock




Features:
Intel P35/iCH9R
6-phase VRM
Realtek ALC889A
Realtek RTL8111B
JMB363 SATA II RAID 0, 1/IDE controller
ITE IT8718F-S super I/O controller
ICS9LPRS918HKL clock generator
passive cooling of chipsets/VRM
8Mb BIOS, version F3b
Mainboard Revision: 2.1

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Slots:
1x PCIe 2.0 x16
3x PCIe x1
3x PCI

Memory:
2x Dual-Channel DDR2-slots for PC2-6400U memory up to 8GB
1x Dual-Channel DDR3-slots for PC3-8500U memory up to 4GB

Storage:
6-Port SATA II featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
1-Port IDE
2-Port eSATA II RAID 0,1, 0+1, JBOD

Backpanel ports:
1x PS/2 keyboard
1x PS/2 mouse
1x Gb LAN
8x USB 2.0
7.1 analog output
1x SP/DIF digital out
1x SP/DIF coaxial out

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Accessories:
4x SATA cable (2 angeled 90°)
1x eSATA bracket with 2x eSATA & 1x HDD power
1x eSATA cable
1x HDD power of SATA power
1x Floppy cable
1x IDE cable


BIOS features:
Bus Speeds: Auto, 200MHz to 700MHz in 1MHz increments
Memory Ratios: Auto, fixed ratios: 1:1, 1:1.2, 1:1.25, 1.50, 1.60, 1.66, 1:2 depending on FSB/strap
FSB Strap: hidden, linked with Memory Ratio, 200MHz, 266MHz, 333MHz, 400MHz
DRAM command rate: Auto, 1T, 2T
DRAM timing control: Auto, manual
PCIe Frequency: Auto, 90 to 150 MHz in 1MHz increments
CPU Clock Multiplier: Auto, manual
Core 2 Duo: 6x-11x in 0.5x increments - Core-2 Duo, downwards unlocked
Core 2 Extreme: 6x-16X, downwards unlocked
CPU Voltage: auto, 0.9000V to 1.6000V in 0.00625V increments, 1.80V, 2.00V
CPU PLL Voltage: Auto, 1.50V to 2.78V in 0.02V increments D
DRAM OverVoltage: Auto, normal, +0.10V to +0.70V in 0.10V increments
DRAM DeOverVoltage: Auto, -0.10V
FSB Termination OverVoltage: Auto, normal, +0.10V to +0.30V in 0.10V increments
FSB Terminaton DeOverVoltage: Auto, -0.05V to -0.15V in 0.05V increments
Northbridge OverVoltage: Auto, normal, +0.10V to +0.30V in 0.10V increments
Northbridge DeOverVoltage: Auto, -0.10V


Testbed:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R (provided by Gigabyte)
Intel P35/iCH9R

CPU:
Intel Core-2 Duo E8400

CPU-Cooler:
Scythe Andy Samurai Master (provided by Scythe-Europe)

Memory:
Kingston 2GB Kit PC2-9600U KHX1200D2K2/2G (provided by Kingston)
CL5-5-5-15 CR2T at 1.80V
Patriot 2GB Kit PC3-10666U PDC32G1333LLK (provided by Patriot)
CL7-7-7-20-CR2T at 1.50V

Graphics Card:
Jetway Radeon HD3870 (provided by mec-electronics)

Power supply:
Silverstone Element SF50EF-Plus (provided by Silverstone)

Hard disk:
Western Digital WD4000KD (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Case:
Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)


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