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Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Using the X38 chipset and an identical configuration, it’s only three points lower than what a top of the range board can achieve. During testing the motherboard had no problems running, when it comes to overclocking this board reached a very respectable MHz FSB!
The graphics card slot doesn’t impede the memory slot levers, so you can install new memory modules without having to remove the graphics card first, plus the SATA ports are located just behind the PCI slots.
The board performed well in our tests. Be it workstation or gaming, this motherboard delivers big time for a low price, you can’t get better than that! Related Articles Here are a few other articles that you might enjoy as well What do you think of when someone talks about a budget motherboard? 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.
Gigabyte Technology GA-P31-DS3L, LGA 775/Socket T, Intel Motherboard
Overclocking is alive and well! Typical Test System Specifications: 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. This is a particularly good score, which keeps up well against Pbased boards using the same configuration. Sign up to gain ya-p31-ds3l access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.
GA-PDS3L (rev. 1.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global
It’s a mainstream motherboard that’s based on Intel’s P31 chipset, which isn’t as extravagant as the P35 chipset. That’s amazing when you consider the other motherboards tested are two to three times more expensive! Those of you looking ga-pp31-ds3l get more 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.
Intel Core 2 Duo E 2.
If you’re new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers: Windows Vista found all the motherboard’s components, so we ga-p31-dds3l even have to gigabhte the supplied driver disc. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook.
Physically, the board is of the ATX form factor, but it’s not as wide as a full-size ATX motherboard, which means that it should fit easily into a smaller-than-usual case.
Not bad for a budget motherboard eh 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 than P35 can afford.
It often performed as fast as Intel P35 Express motherboards and that’s pretty good! Would you buy this?