After the success of their P based motherboards with largely the same visual design cues, there is no reason to think that Gigabyte would change their color scheme. If you reread the thread that I linked to, you’ll see several posts where it took quite a few attempts to get the timing just right with jumpering the connectors and removing the jumper. There are total of 12 USB ports, eight on the back of the board and two more headers on the motherboard. Compatible SSDs sort price: View all ProClockers Motherboard Reviews.

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This board surpassed the limited MHz we achieved on the EP35 and kept going. This colorful approach to layout was also true in the EP35 DS4 we reviewed about two weeks ago.

Asus is probably the most ambitious with their motherboard bundle and avant-garde chipset cooling and designs. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. It will automatically increase the voltage depending on the CPU load. And just like we suspected the EX38 did outperform in most cases.


In load, the system is able to save up to 4W of power when throttle is not enabled. This is no longer just a high end feature and it is great to know that the phenomena of exploding, or leaking capacitors is largely behind the enthusiast and overclocker.

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First, the oversized Northbridge heatsink can pose a problem if you need to use the first 1x PCI-e slot. In our time with the board we find it overclocked best when the memory timings were set to 5: Pioneering such technologies as the i-Ram and all solid capacitor design of their eex38, it easy to see why they have grown to be a world class provider of technology to the home user.

It is covered with a small low height heatsink free from any obstruction even if you plan to insert two HD cards. Although dd4 ports should be more than enough for most users, we have seen quite a lot of motherboards at similar price range with more ports. Welcome to the forum. Here is the screen shot of the memory adjustment menu and below is a table summarize the options.

Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 Socket 775 Motherboard

Also, we are hoping to answer the question that whether or not this new approach has any ill effect to your overall system performance. X58A-OC detailed bios chip layout: MSI, on the other hand, tries to stands out by incorporate Audigy onboard audio. You will probably also see a small triangle symbol on the motherboard closest to the 1 pin.

With xe38 global warming becomes more of an increasing concern, we see the tech industry is also doing their parts producing greener products.

GA-EXDS4 (rev. ) | Mainboards – GIGABYTE Germany

Be sure to include brand names and model numbers. I am a bit disappointed to see that the IDE and floppy cables are not dss4. Cinebench once again confirms what the Everest shows. This is the first X38 motherboard which Bjorn3D has reviewed from Gigabyte. The network is based on Realtek B chips which supports network teaming with the included software. Easy Tune for the overclocker and DES for the conscientious energy saving builder as it only works at default settings.

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These slots should be plenty for most users. Gigabyte was nice enough to send us two motherboards, one based on the P35 and the other the X Once you take away one or two ports for eSATA, you pretty much left with 4 ports available for hard drives. I set the Vdimm to 2. Futuremark 3DMark06 Build 1. Compatible SSDs sort price: The front panel headers are located on the bottom of the motherboards. Maybe your power supply had a “coincidental” failure, can you test with a different, very good ex8 psu?

But that time and energy could be saved for the X48 we will be bringing to you soon.

Please turn on JavaScript. We can see that all three boards run really cool.