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  1. #61
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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44 View Post
    The 3GB limit applies to all 32bit operating systems (well for those that can get that far, win9x oses can't usually get past 512MB) to be able to use more then you'll need a 64bit os.
    Knew there was a reason why I chose x64 vista rather than x86

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    I have 1 Gb Ram in slot 3, and 1 Gb in slot 4, any other way I get the endless booting loop.
    Damianus, hope not to offend you, but you're actually highjacking this thread, which is about that endles booting loop people experience with the DS3 boards.
    Since you don't experience the problem, you might start a new thread on optimum memory configurations?

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Quote Originally Posted by sturm View Post
    Damianus, hope not to offend you, but you're actually highjacking this thread, which is about that endles booting loop people experience with the DS3 boards.
    Ah alright.
    Last edited by damianicus; 09-19-2007 at 09:58 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Hello again everyone! Boy, I had no idea that this thread would become so popular. I guess Gigabyte has a small problem with this board, huh ;-). Well anyways, I just got my motherboard back from Gigabyte after about a month of waiting and all is running well. The diagnosis was a corrupted BIOS chip. Gigabyte has come out with a new BIOS version for this board (F4), but my board was shipped back with the old F2 BIOS. I would flash this board to the new BIOS version, but I am absolutely SCARED TO DEATH of overclocking or changing anything in this fragile BIOS. I have absolutely no peace of mind, and am treating it with kid gloves, because I don't want to have to RMA my THIRD GA-P35C-DS3R. Good luck everyone and be careful!
    Last edited by rkl525; 09-20-2007 at 03:20 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Did they tell you they replaced the chip? Or just flashed it back to F2?
    If they replaced it it would indicate a fault hardware (and then understandable Gigabyte doesn't like making it public since it would mean having to take a lot of mobo's back).

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    The customer service rep. I talked to said they replaced the BIOS chip.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    I'm having the same problem now...changed something very minor in the BIOS, restarted, now I get this crazy power cycle on and off every few seconds, no video..ironically I get a post beep like nothing is wrong, then it just sits on for about a minute then restarts...beep.....etc...

    Cmos jumper didn't do squat...going to try to pull battery...don't know what else I can try....maybe change memory slots being used....UGH

    BTW, my BIOS version is F2, I hadn't flashed it yet cause I didn't hear great things about the higher versions either....


    - Brett

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Hi Brett
    I was one of those restartloop victims with my p35c. And i did a bit research and it seems that these problems not only occur to p35c users. I saw all sorts of P35 gigabyte mainboard users having similar problems (DS3,DS4, ...)

    In a german forum i found a little how to which could help but i'm not very good in translating : here's the original threat http://62.109.81.232/cgi-bin/sbb/sbb...ow&start=45#57 and this is what was said
    Zieh mal alle Lüfter ab, nimm den RAM raus und trenne dann PC vom Strom, dann mehrfach Startknopf betätigen, dann Batterie rausnehmen und mit dieser die Kontakte in der Halterung für ~ 10sec kurzschließen. Dann wieder zusammenstecken und starten.
    Dann wieder anschalten. Nun müsste der Rechner ein AN-AUS-AN-AUS usw durchführen. Dann steckst du einen RAM Riegel wieder rein (am besten in Dimm-Slot 3 oder 4) und startest dann erneut. Wie schauts nun aus?
    in short :
    - take off all fan connectors from the MB ;
    - uninstall the ram modules ;
    - take the PSU off from electricity ;
    - press the pc's power button , repeat that some times ;
    - take the battery off and shortcut the 2 battery connectors with the battery for about 10 sec. ;
    - put the battery back and start the pc (it should continue to loop) ;
    - shut it down and place one ram module in slot 3 or 4 ;
    - restart the pc again - what happens ?
    - if it boots, try to load the optimized settings in bios.

    If this doesnt work, i saw people trying this but making a boot without cpu. And it helped. But if this doenst help than you have to do what i did ; i brought it back to the reseller.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Yap, I just started this Boot-loop thing after 1.5 months of running ok. But my first board did it also but since was very first attempt to boot up I just RMA back to newegg. Second board worked for month, then started having some random shut downs, but hey, its windows and i had installed a few programs so some instability is expected, lol. yesterday, try to open a game, screen goes black, then i see something about trying to reset system and line of .................. going across screen, it then trys to reboot, bingo, I'm in loop. Nothing I've done has changed anything, I will try installing RAM in slot 3 or 4 and giving it a try, but don't really expect this to work. So I'm out money for RMAs/shipping 2-3 weeks computer down time total, and will have to buy new MB. I will RMA this one, and then hope I can sale it on ebay or something, but i'm sure not going to trust my system to this make of MB anymore.

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    Default Re: GA-P35C-DS3R problems

    Dear all

    We have a GGTS service, please link to
    http://gwebmanager1:7001/Support/ServiceCenter.aspx
    or http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw

    you will get more help

    Thank you.

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