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GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel P43
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 1200(O.C) / 1066
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Gigabyte's GA-EP43-DS3L motherboard has been optimized to work more efficiently with today's 45nm processors. The board has dynamic 4 gear power switching. As your system needs more power it gets it and when the power load goes down, so does the supplied power. This lets you have power when you need it, and save energy and money when you don't.

CPU power isn't the only thing that is energy regulated. The Gigabit Ethernet connection tests the connection for length and signal strength and optimizes transmission power for the connection. To control it all you can use the newly redesigned Easy Tune 6 to fine tune all your settings.

System durability and security are as important as ever. Gigabyte's DualBIOS system has a second BIOS chip on the motherboard for quick and painless recovery from crashes and viruses. They also built the motherboard with all conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors for increased longevity and power efficiency.

  • newegg Intel P43 Express Chipset for Intel CPU Based on the Intel P43 Express chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L supports Intel LGA 775 (Socket T) processors including the Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Pentium D series as well as the next generation Intel 45nm processors.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI-Express 2.0 interface provides twice the bandwidth of PCI-Express X16 to handle the data load of next-generation graphics cards while retaining compatibility with current PCI-Express cards.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
  • newegg GIGABYTE DualBIOS GIGABYTE DualBIOS technology protects the BIOS from virus attacks. With its innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides twice the security thus assuring the PC’s stability.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • 3/9/2009 12:18:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything works as expected. I had this board for about 5 months and it gave me no problems whatoever and it seems perfectly stable.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is a low-budget motherboard and it does well what it should. This is a good product. Don't buy this motherboard if it doesn't fit your needs. This is what I was looking for and I'm totally satisfied with it.

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  • thepostie
  • 2/21/2009 2:08:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Installed this board with no problems at all. Appears to be a fast motherboard. Good for gaming and also for Hackintosh. Delivery was fast and have no complaints. Would buy another Gigabyte board.

Cons: As everything is working fine I do have any so far.

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  • 2/13/2009 11:47:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsHappy

Pros: solid, enough features, Gigabyte.

Cons: none yet.

Other Thoughts: Intel P43, only P45 is better.

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  • 1/31/2009 3:58:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsShipping Damage

Pros: This is not directly related to the items performance. I have full confidence in Newegg as well as Gigabyte. Neither has ever left me unsatisfied.

Cons: This GA-EP43-DS3L motherboard from Gigabyte was held up during the shipping process in Portland, OR due to hazardous weather conditions. At some point on it's journey to my door I believe it was damaged somehow and wouldn't function properly

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  • Glenn
  • 1/31/2009 3:13:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget board

Pros: This board has great compatibility it has worked with every piece of hardware and software I have installed no bsods/system crashes.
The bundled overclocking software is great for a novice it allows overclocking without major risk to the system.

Cons: None encountered as of yet.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a friend who did not have a computer so far hes very happy with it hes not much of a gamer he only plays zoo tycoon 1 and 2.

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  • 1/30/2009 5:17:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great motherboard for the price. Easy to install and everything is labeled nicely. No need to use a manual to figure out settings.

Cons: no HDMI output but for the price, what can you expect.

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  • Trajan
  • 1/29/2009 7:50:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Good solid and reliable. Good price. Good set of features, lots of USB.

Cons: Doesn't have.... nah its fine.

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  • gnop
  • 1/28/2009 2:51:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: working fine... has good adjustment settings. I have successfully OCed E8400 to 3.6.

Cons: depends on how long it lasts, in my case.

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  • carlson03
  • 1/27/2009 7:10:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None so far. I have had great luck with Gigabyte in the past, so i figured I would try them on this board. Computer posted with 4GB of G.Skill RAM, and the RAM and CPU are very easy to overclock. This is a great motherboard for the price. As always, Newegg has the best prices and service!

Cons: Not having firewire is always a con, but I had a PCI card with firewire, so not a big deal. Only on PCI express, so no SLI, but I wasn't expecting to do SLI anyways.

Other Thoughts: I used this board for an inexpensive computer build. I am running an E8400 core two duo, 4GB G.Skill RAM and it is running great so far. If you want a pretty good motherboard for an inexpensive build, then this is the motherboard to get. If you are a heavy gamer, you might want to look somewhere else.

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  • Nick
  • 1/26/2009 6:41:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOnly one problem

Pros: Very great mobo, easy to install and set up. With Dynamic Energy Saver tool I saved 90,000 watts of power, but only one downfall to energy saving thing and another problem with display on boot screen.

Cons: Problem 1: The Dynamic Energy Saver has this tool called Dynamic 4-gear CPU Power Switching, which basically makes four separate 'gears' like in a car for your CPU. Gear 1 uses low power and is slower while Gear 4 is highest and uses most power and is faster. It throttles your performance at many times because sometimes it really can't tell if its under high load or not.

Problem 2: Most of the time I can't see the boot screen, which is odd because I don't have an integrated graphics card or anything. I have to constantly reboot in order to see the boot screen and be able to get into BIOS or just view POST.

Other Thoughts: Other than the two problems, it's an okay mobo and a good bang for your buck.

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