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Gigabyte Dual Quad Returns, P35-DQ6 motherboard is here

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 21, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

BIOS

 

 

Gigabyte's BIOS setup has not changed for nearly a year now. While new features do get added, the same Award 6 Modular BIOS is used with the same layout placing the overclocking features under the Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T) menu.

 

 

Frequencies

 

CPU Host Frequency: 100MHz to 700 MHz in 1MHz increments

 

PCI Express Frequency: 100MHz to 150MHz in 1MHz increments

 

Voltages

 

DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +0.05v to +1.55v in 0.05v increments

 

PCI-E OverVoltage Control: +0.05v to 0.35v in 0.05v increments

 

FSB OverVoltage Control: +0.05v to +0.35v in 0.05v increments

 

(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: +0.025v to 0.375v in 0.025v increments

 

CPU OverVoltage Control: 0.83125v to 2.35000v in 0.00125v increments

 

Overclocking

 

 

Gigabyte's first P35 board is really an overclocking marvel.

 

Our previous P965 DQ6 managed to hit just over 500MHz and that was straining all the voltages. Despite our short time with the board, 517MHz was reached with the P35 without stressing the voltages too much at all. We still had more room for improvement and we will be using this board for reference in future for P35 comparisons.

 

We will have more time to clock it up higher, but for now 517MHz was our best result.

 

Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we don't have enough time to tweak the motherboard to the maximum and find the highest possible FSB as this could take days to properly find. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking or as new BIOS updates are released or "burn in" time might come into play if you believe in that.

Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700, 2.66 GHz (BX80562QX6700) Processor

 

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