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Dynamic energy saver......what?

Last response: in Systems
May 25, 2008 6:58:12 PM

I was going to order this motherboard,

GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

when I read somwhere that the dynamic energy saver interefes with overclocking. I plan on overclocking so should I not get this motherboard? Or should I get this one?

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail

And one more question.
I was plannning to buy this motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor.

but on this forum, the person who suggested this build, said this regarding these two items. "The Gigabyte board needs the latest bios (F4) to work with the Core 2 Duo E7200. So this makes it a bit of a gamble if you don't have a Socket 775 CPU to flash the board with. " This kind of scares me. I've never built a computer before and don't really understand what he is saying. What is the gamble? Or is there nothing to worry about and I should be fine.

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May 26, 2008 12:52:00 PM

There may be some truth to that, but I digress. Overclocking per se is interference. :D  We're changing the way a computer works: runs faster, hotter, disables energy saving features, and even disables warnings like fan failures, overheating, etc. depending on how big a risk we're willing to take.

The DS3L is probably the best budget overclocker. I have the DS3R in my family pc with a Celly 1.6ghz overclocked to 3.0. Took me a couple tries since I'm familiar with overclocking.

BTW, you can turn off dynamic energy saver in bios, can't you?

Don't worry about bios. If worse comes to worse, your local computer store will gladly flash the bios for a small fee.
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