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Gigabyte GA-PDS3L Intel P31 Express Motherboard Review –

The simple truth is Intel’s P35 Express chipset rocks. It offers excellent performance, rock solid stability, a load of features and is priced aggressively to boot. Mainstream users really can’t hope for much more, but if you’re looking to build a low cost entry level computer I’ll bet you want something a little cheaper than P35 can afford.

Well just your luck, Intel has released a stripped down iteration of the P35 called the P31 Express chipset. It’s well featured, and very inexpensive. I had a quick look around CanadaComputers.


Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P31

If you’re on a budget, this can help you build a very lean computer. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why there is a price difference between the P35 and P31 Gigabytw chipsets.

The biggest difference between P35 and P31 chipsets really has nothing to do with the Northbridge actually, it’s what Southbridge is bundled. If that describes you, a motherboard built on the Intel P31 Express can save a bundle.

Integrated items include Gigabit networking, 7. In the box it’s nothing the bare basics. It indicates that all over the motherboard box, in the manual and on the motherboard PCB as well. Because of the small size of the motherboard though, the layout of devices is very tight so you’ll have to be creative routing cables.

In terms of difficulty, if the GA-PDS3L is the first motherboard you’ve worked on, don’t put that user’s manual away just yet. Gigabyte passively cools mwnual Intel P31 Express and ICH7 chipsets, note both get fairly warm so maintain good airflow in your computer case to avoid problems down the road.


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That should be enough to expansion to cover typical PC requirements. Budget motherboards don’t usually get this kind of treatment.

If Gigabyte is extending solid capacitors to all motherboard segments that is especially good news for consumers. If you’d like to learn about the benefits of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 2 solid capacitors, have a read here.

If you’re not sure what a given socket is for during installation, look on the PCB and you’ll ga–p31-ds3l the answer.

With modern cases supporting USB and audio output on the front panel, it would have been nice if Gigabyte had colour coordinated or labeled pin polarity too. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.

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