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Intel P965 Shootout Part 2 - Gigabyte, ABIT and Biostar

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 27, 2006 5:00 am

BIOS and Overclocking - Gigabyte P965-DQ3



First off it's a look at the Gigabyte DS3 motherboard. The main menu looks just like any of the new motherboards that Gigabyte supplies today with the M.I.T menu holding all of the overclocking features.



Once inside the M.I.T menu its pretty simple to see how you overclock this board.


We are going to give a brief run down of the settings and their ranges to get though the boards as quickly as possible:


FSB Frequency: 200MHz to 600MHz in 1MHz increments


PCI Express Frequency: 90MHz to 150MHz


CPU Voltage: 0.8500c to 2.000c in 0.025v increments


DRAM Voltage: +0.1 to +0.6v in +0.1v


MCH Voltage: +0.1 to +0.3v in 0.1v increments


FSB Voltage: +0.1v to +0.3v in 0.1v increments


PCI Express Voltage: +0.1v


With these settings we managed to hit a FSB of 451MHz with CPU voltage at default, DRAM at +0.4v, MCH at +0.3v and FSB voltage at +0.3v. This result for Gigabyte's cheap P965 solution is amazing as it just beat out the high-end ASUS board, our top contender last time.

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard


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