It often performed as fast as Intel P35 Express motherboards and that’s pretty good! If you want to transfer video from a camcorder, or if you have an older iPod, you’ll have to purchase a PCI expansion card with FireWire ports on it. Lack of upgradability and low performance? Windows Vista found all the motherboard’s components, so we didn’t even have to use the supplied driver disc. During testing the motherboard had no problems running, when it comes to overclocking this board reached a very respectable MHz FSB! Please see individual review for more specific test details.

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This gigabyre a particularly good score, which keeps up well against Pbased boards using the same configuration. Related Articles Here are a few other articles that you might enjoy as well The graphics card slot doesn’t impede the memory slot levers, so you can install new memory modules without having to remove the ga-p31-rs3l card first, plus the SATA ports are located just behind the PCI slots.

If you’re new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers: That’s amazing when you consider the other motherboards tested are two to three times more expensive!

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Be it workstation or gaming, this motherboard delivers big time for a low price, you can’t get better than that! Would you buy this? One IDE port is present, for a DVD burner or an older hard drive, and a floppy port, which is located on the bottom edge of the board, appears to have been included as an afterthought.

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This motherboard rocks for the right applications – office and internet!

If you gitabyte to transfer video from a camcorder, or if you have an older iPod, you’ll have to purchase a PCI expansion card gigabte FireWire ports on it. Not bad for a budget motherboard eh However, it does have the dynamic CPU fan control Smart Fan that Gigabyte boards use so effectively, and when this board is running, it keeps the CPU fan at a very low speed, which makes for a very quiet computing experience.

It doesn’t have as many ports as many higher-end models, so it’s best to consider how many drives and peripherals you need to attach before purchasing it. Please see individual review for more specific test details.

What do you think of when someone talks about a budget motherboard? Mainstream users really can’t hope for much more, but if you’re looking to build a low cost entry level computer I’ll bet you want something a little cheaper ga-p31-dsl3 P35 can afford.

During testing the motherboard had no problems running, when it comes to overclocking this board reached a very respectable MHz FSB! Using the X38 chipset and an identical configuration, it’s only three points ga-p13-ds3l than what a top of the range board can achieve.

Windows Vista found all the motherboard’s components, so we didn’t even have to use the supplied driver disc. The board performed well in our tests.

Pretty much every motherboard around it costs twice as much though It often performed as fast as Intel P35 Gitabyte motherboards and that’s pretty good!

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Gigabyte Technology GA-P31-DS3L, LGA 775/Socket T, Intel Motherboard

Lack of upgradability and low performance? It doesn’t have an exorbitant heat-pipe cooling system, nor any beefy heat sinks on the chipset and power circuitry, which Gigabyte’s more gigabye models often flaunt. Typical Test System Specifications: View our privacy policy before signing up.

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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Those of you looking to get gigabyts out of your CPU can tinker with the BIOS’s front side bus speed, which can be adjusted in 1MHz increments, and the memory speed can also be set to run at various ratios of the front side bus speed so the memory doesn’t need to run at MHz. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Physically, the board is of the ATX form factor, but it’s not as wide gs-p31-ds3l a full-size ATX motherboard, which means that it should fit easily into a smaller-than-usual case.

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