Cooler Scythe Mugen 4. And well, if the answer would be yes.. Ports and connectors are labeled well, jacks and cables organized nicely. So let’s not repeat what we’ve already said in other reviews. If you have to struggle with a screwdriver to release an obscured PCIe slot lock and get the videocard out, you may end up with an electrical short or snapped component.

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Instead, let’s take a forward looking stance and ask ourselves why we cling to the parallel printer port? With easy to access PCIe locks like the ones on the GA-PDS4, it doesn’t matter if the videocard has a large double-slot heatsink, access is unimpeded. I know this will come across as insignificant, but the PCI Express x16 videocard retention lock on that blue slot, and the rear-oriented lock on the orange slot just make my fingers happy.

It will tell you that you are not using AHCI mode, but that is not really true. A Serial port is still plenty useful in networking environments, but parallel? An increased FSB speeds up data communication between the processor and system bus.

The only issue you might have is with windows still installed in your hard drive raid array. Motherboard manufacturers play a large role in separating the product lines, determining what makes one motherboard a high end mobo you’d give your left arm for, and another on the same chipset perfect for a low cost office PC.


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I have applied the fix on my 1TB and she’s just as zippy as the day I installed her. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Nothing too out of the ordinary there, but the SATA cables stand out for a couple reasons.

Gigabyte GA-PDS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review –

You should be able to install and activate windows using your current windows license key. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Cooler Scythe Mugen 4. I’m guessing not all the commands are being read. This mobo has also a JMicron 36x controler. It will be much faster than any HDD, period. There is no need to change to AHCI whatsoever.

Copyright c Tweak Town Pty Ltd. What could it be? I would ask how to set it all up on those controller’s for best performance? You might find that running with Rapid mode enabled provides better real world performance.

Want to know why the Gigabyte GA-PDS4 has heatsinks mounted on the back, all solid aluminum capacitors and yigabyte few other component level tweaks? And well, if the answer would be yes. Nanoxia Deep Silence I.

If all that sounds complicated just remember; Intel P35 Express supports dual Crossfire videocards, and has room for at least two other PCI Express x1 devices.


Virtually all the Intel P35 motherboards on store shelves have nearly identical features.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P35 Series

Install the operating system with all hard drives disconnected to avoid a “misplaced” MBR Master Boot Record for your ssd. First question would be: If you don’t you’ll have problems later if you try to ga-;35-ds4 to RAID mode.

Magician is probably not seeing the drive through the raid properly. In a nod to improving your working environment and increasing the longevity of the motherboard itself, the GA-PDS4 features a totally silent copper heatpipe based chipset and MOSFET thermal solution. There are a lot of good suggestions in the http: Results 1 to 10 of If you have to struggle with a screwdriver to release an obscured PCIe slot lock and get the videocard out, you may end up with an electrical short or snapped component.