This method is different from using the traditional utilities like Acronis True Image only in that one doesn’t have to boot-up from CD to perform restoration. It is curious though, how the usually scrupulous Gigabyte user’s guide has no mention of this JMicron’s controller and the block diagram shows IDE interface to be provided by the chipset. A brand Gigabyte EasyTune utility significantly expands automatic control capabilities. It is mounted using 8 screws with all corners firmly secured. Intel Core 2 Duo E 2. Nevertheless, the use of PCIEx4 slot the maximum possible option that utilizes all free PCI Express chipset lines along with an extra slot on the side, which in theory allows installing a PCIEx16 form-factor card in it, speaks for itself.

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However, in order for the new memory multiplier to come into effect one has to reboot the system. The motherboard allows accessing a boot-up device selection menu by pressing a specified key during POST procedure.

GA-PDS3 (rev. ) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global

On the positive side, the board offers a quality set of electronic components and even an ability to install two video cards. While running this utility in Windows one can set the upper and the gigahyte temperature bounds within which the rotation frequency changes proportionally to temperature changeas well as desired cooler rotation speed for the temperatures below the lower bound including an ability to completely stop the fan.

Intel Core 2 Duo E 2.

Since Performance Enhance option in BIOS has actually proven itself to be effective, we present results for the model being examined in Standard and in Extreme mode separately. We were never able to start the system in this way with a memory multiplier that wasn’t allowed for the given FSB frequency by the latest version of BIOS. In addition to that, ALCA implements DTS Connect technology, which provides several ways of connecting a computer to a multi-channel audio system in order to get 3-D sound.


Also BIOS Setup implements an ability, which is now becoming popular, to save the current set of all parameter values and quickly load it later useful for experiments with overclocking. Auto or can set multiplier relative to FSB frequency: It decomposes regular stereo signal into channels to create a 3-D sound effect when a multi-channel system is connected g33/y31 analog connection.

Considering the current level of controller integration it will hardly be a problem for many users. PC technology is also implemented.

It is not limited in functionality like the “office” modelsneither is it multimedia-oriented like the “digital home” models. Video 3Digests Video cards: CPU fan connector provides automatic rotation frequency control functionality. The 6 channel impulse CPU supply voltage stabilizer uses 2 field transistors per channel, 4 capacitors of microfarad and 16 V each as well as 9 capacitors of microfarad and 2.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Despite its small size the system board aspires to being called a top product.

Therefore, such configuration demonstrates a drop in performance due to additionally operating GMA Non-standard settings were not tested for operability. Gigabyte traditionally produces a multitude of models for every new chipset.

EasyTune 5 – a program for fine-tuning the system settings and ggabyte monitoring. It required no updating of special managers in order to work with disk images and no updating of Windows XP drivers.

How attractive is such a product for the buyers?


Gigabyte GA-G33-DS3R – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – G33

Finally, there is Performance Enhance option Standard, Turbo, Extremewhich, perhaps, operates with additional memory timings and is really effective when turned on details will be discussed below in testing results section. BioShock Infinite and Metro: At the same time, relatively small heat sinks are not likely to cause any trouble during installation of large components. Also, the particular placement of IDE socket makes it difficult to connect a cable to it.

Brand technologies and features Xpress Recovery 2 – restoring a previously saved image of a hard disk gihabyte using an integrated BIOS utility.

It’s a pity the integrated graphics adapter has turned out to be essentially useless, while the chipset could have had a better cooling system. This method is different from using the traditional utilities like Acronis True Image only in that one doesn’t have to boot-up from CD to perform restoration.

Gigabyte Technology GA-G33M-S2, LGA /Socket T, Intel Motherboard | eBay

The way they heat up brings back the unpleasant memories of system boards based on G, although G33 produces much less heat. However, the board exhibited no failures and no overheating symptoms while operating in this mode. As a result we can cheer Gigabyte G33M-DS2R being in the lead of the already tested system boards based on Intel 3x, but we can’t help pointing out that such leadership is a mere formality.