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  1. #41
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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Yeah, I tried all reset options and nothing. I only need DDR2, but I bought this mobo just in case I decided to go with DDR3. It got good ratings on tomshardware, guess I should have read more user reviews. I tried tech support, and while he was nice and tried to help out, we got nowhere. I am thinking about going with the P35-DS3P or go back to ASUS, any thoughts?

    -Clark

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Definately make sure you plugged everything in correctly. Especially the power to you chip. I forgot that also and it did exactly what you described. Depending on what type of cooler you have you might have to take the board out and plug it in. Unless you have really small hands.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Okay...so here's my update again...

    I'm getting nowhere with troubleshooting. There is always the chance I have faulty parts, but I just find the probability of getting so many bad parts highly unlikely.

    I mentioned that I was able to get my system stable by not playing with the overvoltage for the DDR2/DDR3. Although my ram is rated to run at 4-4-4-12 at 2.2v, I was able to keep my system stable at 4-4-4-12 but with the overvoltage set to normal. In EasyTune5, the memory voltage came up as 1.9v. I've read reviews that say Crucial Ballistix can run stable at 1.9v with no overclocking. But it's strange that when I push it to 2.2v, the system crashes.

    I also mentioned that I RMA'd my first set of Ballistix and purchased a replacement set. I decided to put them in today since they are fresh and new and also tried to run them at the rated 2.2v. What do you know? My system is stable so far. Where I couldn't boot with my older set of ballistix, I was able to get the brand new ones stable.

    What I find strange about this whole thing is, with my old set of ram, I was able to keep things stable as long as I didn't mess with the voltage. But with the new set, I can put the voltage to the correct setting.

    Anyway, I still feel that all these issues with this board stem from the memory controller. It's odd that I was able to run on 4 sticks of Crucial ram for 1 month before seeing all these problems. And if my RAM is bad, I'm thinking the motherboard had something to do with it. Crucial isn't known to put out bad products.

    So unless someone else can confirm my findings, I'm just going to have to wait another month to see if this new RAM will die on me. If it does, I'll be back here to post an update. Good luck everyone.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackrip5 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm new here and i found this thread with google because i have exactly the same problem here.
    My P35C-DS3R boots and reboots and reboots and ... You don't get any post so you can not go into bios and flash it or change something about it. The hint with the "end" key does not function.
    I changed Ram, Graphics, CPU, nothing helped.
    I'll bring it back to the resaler. It worked only for 2 days.
    Greetings
    Me too ... new here and my P35C-DS3R (rev 1.1) worked only 2 days. Bios F4G, E6750. Return back to the french reseller 08/23/2007.
    Same problem for my friend, P35C-DS3R (rev1.1), Bios F4i, Q6600 ... 10/11 days and reboots, reboots, reboots ....

    Grrrrrr
    Squale

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    I did some more testing with tech support. If I reset/clear CMOS, it will boot one time into the CMOS. That is it. After one boot, it just stops. WTF! Guess I am gonna RMA it. A guy I work with just got this board today, I am waiting to hear how it went for him. I am just gonna get the P35-DS3P and hope that works.

    -Clark

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Are any of you folks seeing your system temp on the p35c-ds3r between about 49 - 51C? thats what mine is and I think it is kind of high.
    Hi, your system temp is "so high" because of its location on the board. The sensor is just under the PCIE slot. I mean your graphic cards rounding temperature has an influence on the sensors measurements. I have somewhat around 53 degrees with a 8800 GTX. Greetz

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Quote Originally Posted by pakman916 View Post
    Okay...so here's my update again...

    I'm getting nowhere with troubleshooting. There is always the chance I have faulty parts, but I just find the probability of getting so many bad parts highly unlikely.

    I mentioned that I was able to get my system stable by not playing with the overvoltage for the DDR2/DDR3. Although my ram is rated to run at 4-4-4-12 at 2.2v, I was able to keep my system stable at 4-4-4-12 but with the overvoltage set to normal. In EasyTune5, the memory voltage came up as 1.9v. I've read reviews that say Crucial Ballistix can run stable at 1.9v with no overclocking. But it's strange that when I push it to 2.2v, the system crashes.

    I also mentioned that I RMA'd my first set of Ballistix and purchased a replacement set. I decided to put them in today since they are fresh and new and also tried to run them at the rated 2.2v. What do you know? My system is stable so far. Where I couldn't boot with my older set of ballistix, I was able to get the brand new ones stable.

    What I find strange about this whole thing is, with my old set of ram, I was able to keep things stable as long as I didn't mess with the voltage. But with the new set, I can put the voltage to the correct setting.

    Anyway, I still feel that all these issues with this board stem from the memory controller. It's odd that I was able to run on 4 sticks of Crucial ram for 1 month before seeing all these problems. And if my RAM is bad, I'm thinking the motherboard had something to do with it. Crucial isn't known to put out bad products.

    So unless someone else can confirm my findings, I'm just going to have to wait another month to see if this new RAM will die on me. If it does, I'll be back here to post an update. Good luck everyone.
    Dear Pakman,
    I don't know exactly what could cause your problem. I only wanted to mention somme little details (if you didn't notice for yourself) :
    - you don't have to set your bios settings exactly to the recommended settings of your ram. I mean the voltage. Your buy 4-4-4-12 and of course you want to use 4-4-4-12, that is alright, but you dont have to use the 2.2v. It indicates only the maximum vdimm you should use. They could indeed work correctly with 2.00 or even less.
    - did you notice that the vdimm setting in the bios does NOT represent the reality ? Did you use Everest ? I have set the vdimm to +0.1 and i have a real vdimm of 2.00 V !!!

    I tell you this because i was wondering why my ram (OCZ 800 Platinum Rev 2)is getting so dam hot. I was used to set the vdim to 2.1v (like i did on the other mb before) so +0.3v. A little look in everest showed me a vdimm higher than 2.2v. And this performance feature in the bios seems to have a real big influence on the ram timings (even if we dont see them). So i got in the bios set the vdimm at +0.1 v (real 2.00v), the performance setting back to "turbo" and the recommended 4-4-4-15. Everything runs smooth, the ram isnt getting so hot anymore and everything is fine.
    The more you set the vdimm high, the more your ram gets hot AND can sustain damage or errors. And I think this performance setting takes over a part of your personal ram settings. I you want full control over the settings, i gues we should set performance to standard.
    Greetings

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    I skimmed through and didn't see anything, so apologies if I missed it, but...

    Has anyone had trouble/tried the F6 BIOS? It's officially released on the Taiwan site as of 9/7/07.

    I'm running a very happily overclocked GA-P35-DS3R with the F2 BIOS and Crucial Ballistix matched memory, same as a lot of you with problems, so I'm learly to mess with it...

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Here is my rig:

    E6750 @ 3.6 1.45v (L722A495), (G)MCH +.1v | Gigabyte P35C DS3R -F4g Bios
    2 X 1gig Crucial Ballistixs DDR2 800(1:1) 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v
    EVGA 8800 GTS 640 (690/1090) | Corsair HX 520 | Tuniq Tower 120
    WD Caviar 320 | WD 120 | Sony Optiarc DVD | Antec 900 | XP Pro


    I am currently playing with the OC now and trying to get the chip voltage further down.

    @ 3.2 overclock my Crucial ram was fine at 1.8V. It is rated at 2.2V.

    I will try to adjust the ram volts back down while I'm at 3.6.


    Pakman, something definately is going on with your ram. I just don't know if it is the mem control or the actual ram yet.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    JACKRIP,

    Before I call you a genius, I need to understand something...

    Why in the world would Everest's reading of vdimm differ so much from the setting in the BIOS?

    So I took your advice. I used EVEREST to find my vdimm setting, and it was at 2.42v. I went into the BIOS and changed the DDR2 overvoltage to normal. Everest shows VDIMM is at 2.02v. As much as this makes sense now...I'm utterly confused.

    I have to admit. I'm not an overclocker althought I built this system to take a stab at it. I am not an novice with computer equipment either (but neither am I a pro). I've read SO much about overclocking before buying the parts to build my system. I even found a walkthrough of similar Gigabyte P35 boards. They ALL state that the default memory voltage is 1.8v. In Easytune, it's showing me 1.9v. But in Everest it's showing me 2.02v.

    Why are all the readings and settings so different?

    I wish I knew this information earlier. I was trying to save money with this system that I built. Instead, I've had to spend more money RMA parts with the retailer. And now, I may have damaged my brand new 4GB of ram!!!

    I'm so baffled now. You are a semi genius in my book until you can answer my questions.

    FYI, I know I don't have to run my memory at 4-4-4-12 2.2v. But why would I spend the extra cash on memory if I don't maximize it's potential. It's like buying a corvette and then driving it like an old man.

    Thanks for leading me to the promise land.

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