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- Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 Like Share


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Guest191 Dec 1, 06
Can you tell me which CPU cooling fan you used for the test? I want to get one that fits this motherboard. Thanks.
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bhenning Dec 4, 06
Hi,

Here you go: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/noctua_NH-U12/

I put two Nikao 12cm 63.5cfm 12v fans on it in a push-pull configuration.

Best,

Bill
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Perfalc46 Apr 4, 07
I became interested in the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 after reading its specs. This review convinces me that this is a real deal in LGA775 MBs. However, I'm baffled over the disclaimer (Newegg.com) regarding memory DIMM support (DDR2 800 @1.8V and CAS timings of 5-5-5 and 6-6-6) for Intel 965 Chipsets. If this is true, this seems very limiting. I'm considering the E6600 Core 2D an plan to overclock. Thanks for any advice on this issue. Note: I've done my own system maintenance for sometime, but this is only my second system build.
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axforts2212 Apr 4, 07
"Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets."

That notice doesnt much apply anymore though. Most BIOS revisions have gotten higher voltage RAM to work fine on the 965 chipset. With the newer bioses that the motherboards are shipping with now most of the higher performance ram works with them. If it doesn't just borrow from somonoe or buy some cheap generic stuff and up the voltage for the ram in the bios then switch the ram over. (The problem with the ram was mainly on the gigabyte motherboards at launch but now with the new bios most works.

Also, sort customer reviews by date, and read the most recent(on newegg) you will see most of them have high performance RAM.
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Cheesysoapopra Apr 4, 07
Yeah, I booted my 2.1v ram on my p965 just fine when I got it.
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Perfalc46 Apr 5, 07
quote axforts2212
"Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets."

That notice doesnt much apply anymore though. Most BIOS revisions have gotten higher voltage RAM to work fine on the 965 chipset. With the newer bioses that the motherboards are shipping with now most of the higher performance ram works with them. If it doesn't just borrow from somonoe or buy some cheap generic stuff and up the voltage for the ram in the bios then switch the ram over. (The problem with the ram was mainly on the gigabyte motherboards at launch but now with the new bios most works.

Also, sort customer reviews by date, and read the most recent(on newegg) you will see most of them have high performance RAM.
Thanks for the very reassuring info. I have purchased the GA-965P-DS3 and an Intel E6600 Core 2D and some fast DDR2 800 RAM.
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